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 »

Washington, DC  – Today, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued the following statement on the Republican Party’s priorities in light of the current policy challenges facing our nation: The Republican Party is tripping over itself to stay in Donald Trump’s good graces. They have effectively sided with the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol… Continue »

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Promises to Provide Restitution and Resettlement   Yesterday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas showed that elections matter. He promised to reunite families separated by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller; he rightly called out the previous administration for dismantling the entire immigration and asylum system and doing so with cruelty; and he promised to… Continue »

Where Trump’s Team Rewrote Emma Lazarus’ Powerful Poem To Signal Exclusion, Biden’s Team Seeks To Restore Lady Liberty’s Commitment to a Fair, Humane and Functioning System. Yesterday, speaking at the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) summit, DHS Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas delivered immigration remarks that encapsulated the sharply distinct visions between the incoming Biden administration… Continue »

After four years of enduring countless cruelties from Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s campaign against immigrants, the recent news of Biden’s plan to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of DHS was a welcomed choice by many immigration advocates. An architect of the popular and successful DACA program, the Cuban-born son of a Holocaust survivor, and… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “He’s the right person to undo Trump’s cruelties, advance fair and humane policies, and deliver on the bold change the American people strongly support.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news that Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated to be Secretary of the… Continue »