The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to the introduction of the “Citizenship for Essential Workers Act,” new legislation introduced by Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and others in the House, and Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the Senate. It’s time for… Continue »

Stephen Miller told The Washington Post yesterday that Republicans should make the 2022 midterms all about immigration. Referring to the 2010 midterms, Miller said, “From a purely political standpoint, this is a recipe for Democrats to have an historic drubbing in the midterms if we can make it even as big an issue or bigger… Continue »

If anything has become clear in just one month of the new U.S. administration, it’s the significant turn that the immigration issue has taken. It has gone from a most absolute and humiliating assault over the past four years, to a more humanitarian focus to try to find a long-awaited solution for millions of immigrants who have… Continue »

The Houston Chronicle Editorial Calls on Republicans to Act, but Sen. Cornyn Remains Absent on Immigration Reform In a new piece, the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board is calling on Republicans to support President Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway for millions of immigrants with deep roots in this country to continue… Continue »

News broke yesterday that Stephen Miller is set to speak to House Republicans this week on immigration policy and politics. This comes on the heels of news that Donald Trump’s will address immigration in his upcoming CPAC speech. Clearly, the Republican Party is still the Party of Trump. The GOP is doubling down on ugly… Continue »

This Sunday, Donald Trump will deliver a speech at CPAC that reportedly will focus heavily on immigration. This begs a few questions:  Didn’t we just emerge from multiple election cycles in which Trump and the GOP ran hard on Democrats’ supposed radicalism on immigration?  Didn’t Trump attack Biden on “amnesty” and being “soft-on-immigration” throughout the… Continue »

Too often, mainstream media coverage and commentary regarding border and asylum policies rest on the following assumptions: Migration is bad, and more of it is worse;  If Biden unwinds Trump’s sadistic web of cruelty, it will lead to a ”border crisis” because U.S. immigration policies are the primary driver of regional migration patterns;  The best… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration experts and advocates convened for a deep dive into Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, introduced to Congress by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38), that discussed the implications of the bill and signaled a call to action for commitment… Continue »

The public is ready; now it’s up to Congress to act The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice regarding the introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on behalf of President Biden.  “Welcoming immigrants is part of… Continue »

Today the Center for American Progress released a new report that finds no strong evidence Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations increase irregular migration to the U.S. Last year, Hurricanes Eta and Iota swept through Central America, devastating the region including Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. Advocates and experts have called on the Biden administration to… Continue »