Maribel Hastings and David Torres The United States is being stalked by different scourges: the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting economic crisis; the political violence against African Americans and minorities; and a prejudiced president, incapable of having empathy for anyone and anything, who continues fomenting violence and division. He is, in many ways, the worst… Continue »

Trump’s wall has already passed the level of obsession. It’s like a sort of zipper on a garment that doesn’t fit, but one stubbornly tries to close it anyway. The seams of the garment struggle in the effort, a warning that it’s simply not possible to achieve the objective. But to him that does not… Continue »

Martin Luther King, Jr: “True peace is not the absence of conflict…. but the presence of justice.” Typically, America’s Voice stays in the immigration lane. But at this moment, Americans from all walks and activists on all issues need to stand up and be heard. The killing of Black Americans, especially by agents of the… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

The border wall is a costly campaign prop While America mourns the loss of 100,000 of our friends and family, President Trump remains consumed with building his border wall.  Elizabeth Findell of the Wall Street Journal highlights how the Trump administration is proceeding full steam ahead with border wall construction, speeding the legal process to… Continue »

Lawrence Downes, formerly an editorial writer for the New York Times, pens a must-read op-ed in the Los Angeles Times today: “Republicans weaponized ‘amnesty’ to make undocumented immigrants suffer. Let’s take it back.” Downes writes like few others and has long captured the nuances of the immigration debate and the humanity of immigrants with rare… Continue »

Senator Cornyn is the President’s key wingman, unwilling to challenge Trump, even over the treatment of vulnerable children. As we’ve been highlighting (here, here and here) , the Trump administration has been using the cover of the elecpandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to… Continue »

The Trump administration continues to use the cover of the COVID-19 crisis to advance a host of nativist policies. In a must-read article in the LA Times, Molly O’Toole illustrates cruel and exploitative actions such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger, backlogging asylum cases for these families and reconstituting a policy… Continue »

While the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States approaches 100,000, to President Donald Trump only one number matters: the 270 votes that are required to win the Electoral College in November and with it, guarantee his re-election. The deaths do not matter to Trump and he asserts that there is no reason for… Continue »

The fight for permanent residency continues because “The stakes are too high” Brooklyn, New York– In a new article for the Haitian Times, reporter Larissa Karr highlights the stories of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from Haiti fighting to protect their lives and families in the United States. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the… Continue »