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 »

Congress must deliver pathways to citizenship this year Washington, DC – Following Judge Andrew Hanen’s anti-DACA ruling, leading Democrats are stressing the urgency of delivering legislation that creates pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants this year. With millions of futures hanging in the balance, only Congress can enact a permanent solution.  This past week, the… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the DACA ruling by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen:  DACA is hanging by a thread.  The lives of young immigrants who are American in all but paperwork are under severe legal threat. It’s only a matter of time before the conservative… Continue »

The perfected art of delay, obfuscate and blame  Washington, DC – As leading Democrats from across the party express their support for the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget agreement, Senator John Cornyn and Republicans are reacting in their predictable ways. Senator Cornyn tells CNN the following about the inclusion of immigration reform… Continue »

Yesterday, Senate Democrats announced a $3.5 trillion budget as part of the Build Back Better agenda. Democrats have included a path to citizenship, along with jobs, care and climate, in a reconciliation package that can be enacted by simple majorities in the House and the Senate.  To read our statement on the matter, click here. … Continue »

Washington, DC – Momentum is building for an immigration breakthrough this year. Leading Democrats – from across the party – are publicly supporting the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget agreement and its chances of success this year. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: During a Q&A during yesterday’s press briefing (see video… 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 »

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 »

Conciliar está de moda. En el Congreso, la conciliación presupuestaria está al centro del debate como mecanismo para poder avanzar legislación por mayoría simple y no con los 60 votos requeridos para superar bloqueos en el Senado ante la nula colaboración republicana. Y hay un esfuerzo real para agregar medidas de legalización de indocumentados al… Continue »

Washington, DC – Senate Democrats announced a $3.5 trillion budget agreement last night as part of its Build Back Better agenda. The plan is expected to address jobs, care, climate, and, yes, citizenship.  While we do not yet have details regarding how many immigrants are covered, the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget… Continue »