While the Biden administration recently announced a number of long-awaited immigration actions that will protect many undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens, as well as some DACA recipients, restrictive border policy announced earlier this month takes a step backward on our obligations under U.S. and international asylum law by further... Continue »
Pride Month is an important time to remember that many of our fellow Americans enriching and bettering our nation with their hopes, skills, and dreams are LGBTQ immigrants. In just one example, two beneficiaries of the DACA program made pop culture herstory this year as the first Dreamers to... Continue »
Earth Day 2024 is an important reminder that the global climate crisis and migration are intrinsically intertwined. While people migrate for a variety of reasons, such as family reunification or to seek asylum from life-threatening factors like state persecution and gang violence, climate change and related environmental crises have... Continue »
Immigrant workers and their advocates are celebrating news that the Biden administration has issued a temporary rule extending work permits for roughly 800,000 individuals who were at risk of losing their permission to work due to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing delays. Without action, immigrant workers would... Continue »
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Washington, DC — The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the rumors of Biden administration executive actions on border and asylum:  “The Biden administration seems to be learning some of the wrong immigration policy and political lessons from recent months if... Continue »
Federal Investments into New York’s Job Training Programs will Bolster our Economy and Sustain New York’s Historic Role in Welcoming New Arrivals New York, NY — A recently published op-ed in The Times-Union, highlights how state and federal investments into job training programs are addressing New York’s labor shortage.... Continue »
Alarming reports have revealed that Senate negotiators and the Biden White House could be close to agreeing to a “border security” deal that would actually do nothing to improve conditions at the border. It would instead implement permanent changes that would eviscerate decades of established asylum law, severely limit... Continue »
Washington, DC — A recent article in Spectrum News underscored the need to expand work authorizations for migrants and asylum seekers, highlighting the thousands of open jobs in New York that could be filled by asylum seekers and migrants with work permits. Spectrum News reports that more than 1,000... Continue »
New Report: New York Spent Millions Less Than Budgeted on Asylum Costs New York, NY — Today, America’s Voice and the New York Immigration Coalition highlighted New York City Comptroller Brad Lander’s new report calling for “stronger management” to address budget gaps without scapegoating migrants in New York City.... Continue »
Find the full recording of the call here.   Washington, DC — Today, Bishop Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso and Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined immigration policy experts and advocates on a press call to discuss the latest on... Continue »