On June 16, 2015, now President Trump launched his campaign with insulting remarks against immigrants. During the campaign, he turned those insults into policy. In Phoenix, Arizona, then candidate Trump laid out an immigration policy that targeted any undocumented person for deportation and proposed to ban not only Muslims and refugees, but anyone who was… Continue »

Leader Reid: “We Come to aid of those in need.  And right now, we are needed” Washington, DC— Both chambers of Congress are hurtling towards votes on legislation designed to halt the resettlement of refugees from war-torn Syria.  The choice confronting lawmakers is stark – between standing up for American values or standing with Donald… Continue »

Last year, PBS Frontline aired “Immigration Battle,” from the amazing filmmakers Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini, who produced the “How Democracy Works” series. The documentary focuses on the immigration debate during the last Congress. According to Shari and Michael, “The film is not just the culmination of our decade long filming on immigration, it’s a… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a Senator David Vitter (R-LA) sponsored bill (S. 2146) targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.”  The bill, which would erode community trust with local law enforcement and scapegoat immigrants and their families, failed on a cloture vote this afternoon. Following is a response from Frank Sharry, Executive… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Admitamos que a simple vista ha habido un “avance” y los republicanos, al menos en teoría, han ido evolucionando y han pasado de extremistas a la Tom Tancredo y Steve King,  a Marco Rubio promoviendo una vía a la ciudadanía para los indocumentados aunque… Continue »

At Crooks and Liars, Dave Neiwert has an excellent post titled “The Coming Fight on Immigration Reform: What Progressives Want.”  He lays out a very clear agenda, setting the stage for the upcoming immigration debate from a position of strength. Given the results of the 2012 election, the fact that the American people want reform, Democrats… Continue »

On behalf of America’s Voice, Bendixen&Amandi conducted a national poll of 1,010 Latino voters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia in December 2009. Interviews were conducted in Spanish and English and the margin of error was 3%. Immigration is a key issue… Continue »