Back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Central American late last year. Both the Guatemalan and Honduran governments have appealed to the U.S. for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations to help their countries recover and stabilize in the aftermath. Below, key reporting details the situation on the ground and highlights the urgent need for TPS designations… Continue »

Supreme Court travel ban order.

Editorials, columnists, and observers are weighing in to support the confident immigration vision President Biden has put forward through legislation and executive action.  The Washington Post editorial: Biden’s bold immigration plan would really put America first President Biden has served notice that his ambitious immigration plan is in the first rank of his priorities. Some… Continue »

The relief that the transition of the power in the United States has finally ushered in, particularly among communities of immigrants, not only has an immediate historic impact, but an unprecedented humanitarian effect. Passing from a xenophobic and racist administration, with imperialistic pretensions and neo-Nazi, supremacist, and domestic terrorist support—which tested its luck with the… Continue »

Immigration polling from America's Voice.

New PRRI Polling Finds 80% of Americans Back a Permanent Solution for Undocumented Immigrants, Including 64% Support for Citizenship The Biden administration went right to work on Day One to begin reversing the cruelty and chaos of Trump’s war on immigrants. The new administration’s approach offers a dramatic and welcome departure from the cruelty and… Continue »

Following politics in Washington, D.C. for almost three decades has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because of the richness of experience, the capacity to place new information in context, and for being on the front row of history as it unfolds. A curse because witnessing so many lies and false promises… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Today marks a new day for the nation, a confident embrace of foundational American ideals, and a sea change in policy affecting immigrants and refugees in America. As the Day One legislative proposal and executive orders on immigration underscore, President Biden and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration policy experts convened to dive deep into the Day One Biden bill as well as today’s immigration-related executive orders.  Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director, United We Dream: During the past four years under Trump, we were able to not only survive, but thrive.… Continue »

You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today immigrant justice advocates gathered on a press call to make clear movement priorities on the eve of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being sworn in. The Biden-Harris administration must undo the damage of the last four years and build a fair, humane and functional… Continue »

The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Why is the incoming Biden-Harris administration leaning in on immigration? Because the tectonic plates have shifted, creating a bigger opening than ever for pro-immigrant policy.  The key factors in this shift: 1) Trump’s nativism backfired with the majority of the public; 2) immigration as… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigrant advocates joined incoming California Senator Alex Padilla and Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro to discuss the unique impacts that Covid-19 has had on immigrant communities and to call for immigrants to be included in relief legislation and undocumented essential workers to be fast-tracked for… Continue »