America’s Voice Responds to the Initial Senate Parliamentarian Ruling   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice reacting to the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling on immigration: This isn’t the beginning of the end, this is the end of the beginning. The Parliamentarian ruled on one approach and we believe she… Continue »

On September 15, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), ran Facebook ads that warned of an alleged Biden effort set on “housing ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS in your neighborhood!” The fear the NRSC was looking to generate with this racist fiction harkens back to the blockbusting and neighborhood racial covenants of the Jim-Crow era. They paid Facebook… Continue »

A juzgar por los recientes acontecimientos en diversos frentes, desde inmigración hasta el derecho al aborto y al voto, pareciera que la mano de Donald Trump y de sus cómplices republicanos se apuntan victorias, aunque no controlen ni la Casa Blanca ni el Congreso. Del mismo modo que el Covid-19 muta en variantes cada vez… Continue »

La inclusión del lenguaje que proveería una ruta a la legalización en el plan presupuestario del Senado abre otro capítulo, esta vez durante la presidencia del demócrata Joe Biden, de la carrera maratónica con obstáculos que ha sido y es la búsqueda de una reforma migratoria que regularice a millones. Pareciera que se ha conjuntado… Continue »

Vote recommendations From America’s Voice    Today, the Senate considers amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure package. Reportedly, at least two Republican amendments will attempt to add additional immigration-related measures to the legislation. One, offered by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), would require contractors to use the flawed E-Verify employment verification system to vet employees. Another, offered… Continue »

Upon observing the second anniversary of the massacre in El Paso, Texas, a hate crime considered the worst attack on the Latino community in modern history, anti-immigrant rhetoric from Republican Party officials continues unabashedly. The most recent example is the attack perpetrated by the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, upon launching an executive order that… Continue »

President, Democratic leaders come together to fight for citizenship legislation this year on a Democrats-only 51-vote vehicle   Momentum keeps building for pathways to citizenship to be enacted in Congress this year through a Democrats-only 51-vote vehicle. Yesterday, the President and the Vice-President reiterated their commitment to delivering citizenship for millions via reconciliation in a… Continue »

Democrats, recognizing the urgency of the moment, prepare to blow past bad-faith Republicans to deliver citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers   The momentum is building. Vice-President Kamala Harris meets today with directly-impacted immigrants and leading immigrant advocates in the White House. Yesterday, in a CNN town hall, President Biden… Continue »

To discuss, please be in touch with press@americasvoice.org    Momentum is building for a legislative breakthrough on pathways to citizenship this year – an imperative made all the more urgent following Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision issued last Friday that rules DACA unlawful and cuts off approvals of first-time applicants.  Leading Democrats across the party support… Continue »

Reconciling is in style. In Congress, budget reconciliation is at the center of the debate, as a mechanism to advance legislation through a simple majority, rather than with the sixty votes needed to overcome a filibuster in the face of zero Republican collaboration. And, there is a real effort to attach legalization measures for undocumented… Continue »