This evening, the House of Representatives approved the HEROES Act, a major bill that strengthens the nation’s response to COVID-19. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We salute Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats for putting forward and passing the HEROES Act. The legislation speaks loudly and clearly… Continue »

“To effectively confront a crisis that affects all of us, we need to respond with a strategy that includes all of us” This evening, as the House of Representatives considers H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, Republicans have offered an amendment – known as a Motion to Recommit – in an attempt to gut the overall… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “The way for all of us to conquer the virus is to include all of us in the emergency response.”   Later today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the HEROES Act. America’s Voice strongly recommends a “Yes” vote. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of… Continue »

Here Are Some Examples The HEROES Act, expected to be voted on late today, champions the crucial contributions that essential workers and their families, including immigrants, make to our nationwide response to this once-in-a-century crisis. This bill stands in sharp contrast to the top legislative priority of Republicans, which is to shield companies from any… Continue »

On Wednesday, May 13, the House Committee on Homeland Security hosted a virtual forum to discuss the role immigrants have played in the current pandemic and some of the specific issues the community is facing during the crisis. From the overwhelming number of outbreaks in immigration detention facilities to the unsafe working conditions many have… Continue »

As we highlighted yesterday, the HEROES Act introduced by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats recognizes that the best way to promote the health and safety of all Americans is to include all essential workers and all American families in our response to the virus. This includes treating immigrant workers and their families with dignity and… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “At a time when immigrants across America are pulling their weight on behalf of all of us, it’s imperative that we as a nation treat them as essential members of the American family. All of us should mean all of us.”   The HEROES Act, introduced yesterday by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats,… Continue »

WASHINGTON, DC – If there was still any doubt about how emboldened Donald Trump is since presumably being “exonerated” of collusion in the Russian plot, consider the various examples from the past days and hours: he threatened to “close” the border with Mexico over the humanitarian crisis that he himself created and exacerbated with his… Continue »

In a powerful Washington Post op-ed, Senator Dianne Feinstein reminds the nation that we must protect children who show up at our border seeking safety. We recap key excerpts from Senator Feinstein’s op-ed below and read the entire piece here: I remember watching the nightly television news in the 1990s and seeing a 15-year-old Chinese girl… Continue »

Congress may be essentially done for the year, but the Trump Administration is moving forward aggressively to fundamentally reshape the way America treats immigrants and refugees. Just in the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen the Trump administration: Abandon ICE’s presumed release policy that kept most pregnant women out of immigrant detention facilities; Float a radical… Continue »