The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, a strong supporter of President Biden’s immigration and refugee platform. What lessons should the Biden administration learn from last Friday’s back and forth over refugee numbers? As someone who has been immersed in immigration politics and policy for decades, here are my top takeaways.… Continue »

“We need clear leadership to turn the page on Trump and Trumpism. We did not get that today from our President.” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice reacting to today’s announcement that the Biden administration will leave the annual cap on refugees at 15,000. This is bad policy… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. While we primarily focus our advocacy on immigration, we feel compelled to speak out after the horrifying police murders of Adam Toledo in Chicago and Daunte Wright in Minnesota.  The issues of police violence, racial injustice and the killing of Black and… Continue »

“Republicans are laser focused on kids fleeing violence at the border to distract from the violence committed by their followers at the U.S. Capitol.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. 100 days ago, Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress incited a violent takeover of the U.S.… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Today’s Republican politicians are less focused on winning general elections and more interested in surviving the Trump-led purge in contested primaries that are right around the corner.” Yesterday offered a perfect contrast between the two parties. Democrats are focused on solutions that change lives, and Republicans are focused on pointing fingers, stoking  racism,… Continue »

“This legislation puts important checks and balances on future executives that we did not know we needed until Trump and Stephen Miller came along.” The No Ban Act (H.R. 1333) moved forward today after a mark-up hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, with floor action expected shortly. The legislation is a response to President Trump’s… Continue »

A Grateful Nation Should Deliver Citizenship for Undocumented Essential Workers    A new letter from House and Senate Democrats calls on President Biden to “prioritize legislation that would offer a pathway to citizenship to undocumented essential workers in the second part of his two-part infrastructure package set to address education and childcare,” as CNN described.… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “We must replace GOP political depravity with a modern solution.”    A new CNN op-ed from former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, “Republicans are politicizing the border and children’s lives,” blasts the GOP for their fear mongering, falsehoods, and politicization of the lives of children from Central America who are… Continue »

Congress returns to work and, on the issue of immigration, we see the same old song and dance continue as it has for decades. On the one hand, Republicans exploit the “crisis” at the border as if it were something new, without offering solutions, just a return to the cruel policies of Donald Trump. And… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »