President Obama was right to focus on the economy and jobs in his State of the Union address tonight, because the economic downturn is a concern of every American. He was also right to talk about immigration reform for a simple reason: immigration reform will make our economy... Continue »
In today's Congress Daily, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) identified the key lesson both parties need to learn from the special election in Massachusetts this week: the American people sent policymakers to Washington to solve tough problems, not run from them. He blasted politicians who think the smartest strategy... Continue »
As the results in Massachusetts demonstrate, Americans remain angry and frustrated at the status quo. They want real action on real issues that will benefit the average hardworking American. They want our politicians to focus on solving problems not scoring political points. They want jobs created,... Continue »
Reacting to the Obama Administration's decision to halt deportations to Haiti and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to undocumented Haitians living in the U.S., anti-immigration zealot Rep. Steve King (R-IA) instead used the Haitian earthquake as a pretext to advance his extremist beliefs. In a candid admission of his view... Continue »
"Deporting some 30,000 Haitian immigrants to Haiti at time when that country is reeling from a devastating earthquake would have only compounded the crisis and made it impossible for the Haitian government to absorb these immigrants, much less help them get settled," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of... Continue »
Inside-the-beltway skepticism about the prospects of immigration reform often hinge on three misplaced beliefs – that immigration reform is unpopular with the public; that reform is bad policy in a down economy; and that tackling reform is a political non-starter given our current dynamics and the upcoming midterm elections.... Continue »
America's Voice strongly supports calls by members of South Florida's Congressional delegation for Pres. Obama to grant Haitian immigrants TPS, a designation that has been routinely granted to nationals of other countries that suffered natural disasters, wars, or other serious calamities, but consistently denied to Haitian nationals despite a... Continue »
As the immigration debate heats up this year, America's Voice today releases a special report, "Immigration Reform: Know the Players," providing an indispensable reference for anyone following the issue of immigration reform. The series, originally published in Spanish between November 5th and December 17th 2009 on MaribelHastings.com, an America's... Continue »
The Drum Major Institute (DMI), a think tank devoted to strengthening the American middle class, published their assessment this week that comprehensive immigration reform "will boost our nation's economy and strengthen and expand its middle class." In their analysis of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and... Continue »
Two stories, Documents Reveal Earlier Immigrant Deaths and Officials Hid Truth of Immigrant Deaths in Jail, that ran recently in the New York Times illustrate in devastating detail, once again, the extent of our broken immigration system. The stories chronicled the deadly consequences of jailing undocumented immigrants in a haphazard... Continue »