Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Biden administration issued the third in a series of memoranda updating and improving civil immigration enforcement guidelines. The new agency-wide guidance, entitled Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas, sets policy with respect to ICE and CBP enforcement actions in or near areas what previously were called “sensitive… Continue »

The following is a statement from America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry reacting to the inclusion of immigration reform in the White House BBB framework released today.  This is another big step toward fulfilling promises, transforming lives and investing in the future of America. It’s been 35 years since we enacted major immigration legislation. The… Continue »

Nearly a year after devastating hurricanes, climate change driven displacement impacting Guatemala Almost a year after Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the Northern Triangle, AFP reports Guatemalans are still struggling with widespread displacement, food insecurity, and economic deterioration.  The back-to-back storms in November 2020 compounded with the COVID-19 crisis have left 2.8 million people in… Continue »

Immigration reform is essential for immigrant families and our economy   Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a longtime champion of immigration reform, said this on CNN yesterday:  11 million undocumented people live in this country and contribute to our economy. They deserve to live and work here without fear. It’s been 30-plus years since Congress passed… Continue »

While we await news on the migration issue in the Senate, and while President Joe Biden’s agenda, on various matters, continues to be stalled over internal differences among the Democrats, Donald Trump and his Republican Party are intent on one thing: taking control from the Democrats—of Congress in 2022 and the White House in 2024.… Continue »

There’s no doubt that the migration debate and, of course, the economic issue and the ups and downs of the infrastructure package have captured everyone’s attention these past weeks, just like the COVID-19 pandemic.  But there is another nagging issue that seems to be going unnoticed, even though it involves the three issues together. According… Continue »

Democrats have to keep their promises Washington, DC – Immigration reform is back in the news. The demand for legislative action this year continues to grow. It’s up to Democrats to use their majority to deliver for people who are Americans in all but paperwork. The Washington Post has an excellent profile of Senator Alex… Continue »

GOP leaders have yet to stand up to Trump and his incendiary xenophobia Washington, DC – The vile “Great Replacement” theory – the racist and noxious notion that Democrats and Jews are trying to “replace” white people with Black and Brown immigrants – is in the news this week.  In Charlottesville, a civil trial for… Continue »

Senator Menendez, Latino leaders, Harry Reid and Democratic voters call for immigration reform this year, no excuses   Key voices are affirming the importance of delivering immigration relief to millions this year: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ): At an Axios virtual event yesterday, Senator Menendez reiterated his commitment to delivering on immigration this year. He expressed… Continue »

40,000 Cameroonians Currently at Risk of Deportation to Deadly, Dangerous Conditions Last week, following months of organizing and leadership from the Black immigrant advocacy community, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Cameroon TPS Act of 2021. The bill would provide protection from deportation and work authorization for the estimated 40,000 Cameroonians… Continue »