Washington, DC — A recent article in the  Washington Post  highlights the efforts by Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey to make Pittsburgh home to more immigrants, recognizing the role immigrants play in strengthening the economy, addressing worker shortages, and enriching  local communities.  It underscores many of the observations about persistent... Continue »
AS YET UNDEFINED LUMPS OF COAL IN OUR CHRISTMAS STOCKING As of this writing, Senators are leaving Washington with no deal in place to trade increased deportations and restricted legal immigration or asylum for aid to fight Putin in Ukraine. The White House and Democratic Senators are still pledged... Continue »
Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week:  On December 20, 2022 we wrote the following, in a column titled “The Hot Potato Named... Continue »
Washington, DC – As elected officials and many observers head home for the holidays, below are a few reminders about ongoing supplemental funding negotiations and our take on the politics, policy, and public opinion: On politics, embracing Republicans’ demands wouldn’t ratchet down the GOP’s 2024 anti-immigrant attacks but would... Continue »
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Washington, DC — Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) signed new “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation that empowers every officer of the law to question the citizenship of any Texas resident and detain them. The new measure continues the state’s crackdown on the civil rights and freedoms of residents,... Continue »
New Report: New York Spent Millions Less Than Budgeted on Asylum Costs New York, NY — Today, America’s Voice and the New York Immigration Coalition highlighted New York City Comptroller Brad Lander’s new report calling for “stronger management” to address budget gaps without scapegoating migrants in New York City.... Continue »
Find the full recording of the call here.   Washington, DC — Today, Bishop Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso and Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined immigration policy experts and advocates on a press call to discuss the latest on... Continue »
Washington, DC — On Saturday, Donald Trump said at a New Hampshire rally that immigrants were “poisoning the blood of our country.” Reuters wrote, “Jason Stanley, a Yale professor and author of a book on fascism … said Trump’s words echoed the rhetoric of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who... Continue »
Washington, DC — America’s Voice Executive Director Vanessa Cárdenas was featured in this week’s edition of The Hill newspaper’s “Morning Report” Four Questions, conducted by Alexis Simendinger. The full newsletter is available online here and below are key excerpts from the Q&A portion between Vanessa Cárdenas and Alexis Simendinger... Continue »
3 THINGS PAYING GOP RANSOM WON’T DELIVER: MORE ORDER, LESS CHAOS, OR POLITICAL BENEFITS FOR DEMOCRATS Reports from Capitol Hill indicate that the White House is close to caving into GOP demands for harmful changes to the nation’s border and asylum laws to pass critical national security assistance to... Continue »