Washington, DC – Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB1718 into law, one of the most anti-immigrant bills that has made it through any state legislature in our country in recent memory.  Read breakdowns of the bill here and here by the Florida Policy Center.  According to Vanessa Cárdenas,... Continue »
Washington, DC –  Despite being a top priority, Speaker McCarthy is struggling to bring the GOP House anti-immigrant legislation to the floor. The problem for McCarthy is that their bill, H.R. 2, is not a serious policy proposal but all politics. McCarthy runs the risk of looking completely feckless... Continue »
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to new asylum restrictions: “The expiration of Title 42 presented an opportunity for a reset on immigration, so it’s unfortunate that President Biden is embracing a policy he once condemned.  Erecting new... 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: The tragedies that took place in Allen and Brownsville, Texas were perpetrated by two Hispanics: one... Continue »
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Calls for Violence: “America is under attack – we must act accordingly.” Washington, DC – Our nation is facing a dangerous moment, with real and threatened incidents of hate-fueled violence spiking, including those directed at migrants and asylum seekers ahead of the overdue end of... Continue »
Washington, DC – The Republican House majority is planning to vote this week on H.R. 2, the “Border Security Act of 2023.” The bill is not a serious policy proposal for addressing the challenges at the border. It’s all politics. And it’s all a politics that is far too... Continue »
Washington, DC – While details are still emerging, it appears that both violent incidents in Texas this week may be tied to hate-fueled domestic extremism. Investigators are exploring the potential white supremacist and neo-Nazi views of the mall shooter in Allen, TX, while the Washington Post reports one of... Continue »
Washington, DC – The impending and overdue lifting of Title 42 next week has led to a flurry of immigration and border discussions and proposals. In contrast to a host of thoughtful proposals designed to advance sustainable solutions at the border and beyond in both the short- and long-run,... Continue »
This week, America’s Voice released a series of products helpful to your coverage and understanding of the current moment on immigration and border policy and politics. Below, we present three key products we hope you will read and find useful. We also have lots of resources and thoughts about... Continue »
Introduction May 11 represents the overdue official lifting of Title 42 – a public health law repurposed during the Trump Administration to deter asylum seekers and migration. Misusing a public health law in this fashion was a band-aid approach that led to chaos and inhumanity. The end of Title... Continue »