A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – On a press call today, California Senator Alex Padilla joined immigration policy experts to discuss the importance of including citizenship proposals – for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers – in the soon-to-be-released Senate budget resolution with reconciliation instructions for… Continue »

The “Cornyn Con” is Revealed, the GOP Fig-Leaf in Tatters   Washington, DC – Overall, Republicans want to run on ugly anti-immigrant politics in next year’s midterms, not work in good faith toward a bipartisan breakthrough on citizenship for millions this year. The Party of Trump is clinging hard to the Big Lie, racial divisiveness and… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here Washington, DC –  Leading immigrant advocates joined a press call this afternoon to call on lawmakers and the Biden administration to take action and provide security for Haitians, Liberians and other migrants seeking safety or permanent residence. In light of recent developments – the assasination… Continue »

Washington, DC – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on Fox News yesterday, hyping fears over the border and warning that the “crisis is about to get a lot worse” if Democrats “include a massive amnesty” in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill.  Expect to hear a lot more of this kind of bullying from Republicans and… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is, once again, running the “Cornyn Con.” It’s the same playbook he’s followed in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018. It goes like this:  Step one: Cornyn positions himself as a player and a potential dealmaker in bipartisan immigration negotiations; Step two: Cornyn proposes the outline… Continue »

Administration Should Continue to Use TPS as a Tool to Extend Protections for Those Seeking Refuge from Dangerous Conditions Today the Biden Administration announced it would be redesignating and extending TPS for Yemen. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the 18 month redesignation and… Continue »

Meanwhile, Republicans team up with January 6 insurrectionists, reminding us they – not immigrants – are the real threat to our future and our democracy   On Friday, President Biden spoke to twenty-one immigrants who were taking the oath of American citizenship at a naturalization ceremony held in the White House. President Biden said (watch… Continue »

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Biden holds citizenship ceremony at White House on eve of July 4th Washington, DC – This afternoon, President Biden will host a naturalization ceremony at the White House, where twenty-one immigrants will take the oath of American citizenship. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, ahead of this afternoon’s… Continue »

The 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States this Fourth of July, the first since Donald J. Trump is not president, is a good time to reflect on how things are going as a country, as a society. But especially about where we are going and how the elected Democratic administration,… Continue »

GOP gears up to run on white grievance and xenophobia; Democrats gear up to run on big breakthroughs that change lives Washington, DC – Yesterday’s Trump-Abbott border visit stunt is the latest reminder that Republicans are gearing up to run in 2022 and 2024 on race-baiting, fear mongering and xenophobia. Meanwhile, Biden and the Democrats… Continue »