The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges in our daily lives. We’ve had to make quick adjustments to the way we work, go to school, take care of our children, run errands, and everything else in-between. The immigrant community is no exception. Many immigrants work in essential jobs that preclude them from working at home… Continue »

Many of us are being advised to isolate at home during this pandemic, but that simply isn’t an option for many farm workers, medical care professionals, truck drivers, janitorial staff, domestic workers, and many others. These workers, many of whom are immigrants, are keeping our health care services and food supply lines running. That means… Continue »

The Immigrant Workforce is the Backbone of Industries Like Agriculture, Healthcare and Hospitality That Sustain our Economy While the Trump administration proves its incompetence in the midst of a global pandemic, immigrants are on the frontlines actively responding to the needs of their fellow Americans. From working in healthcare, food and cleaning, immigrant workers are… Continue »

“Divide-and-Distract” Strategy of Xenophobia Will Not Draw Attention Away from His Deadly Mismanagement of Our Public Health Crisis Spreading xenophobia will not contain the spread of the coronavirus. Nevertheless, President Trump and allies are ramping up their efforts to distract attention from their own mismanagement of the ongoing public health crisis by turning to their… Continue »

With Trump More Interested in Xenophobic Optics than in Urgently-Needed Measures to Address Public Health Crisis, Congress Should Reject this Divide-and-Distract Maneuver CNN is reporting  that the Trump Administration is requesting $567 million to fund, in part, up to nine “migrant quarantine facilities along the Southwest border, including repurposed soft-sided facilities originally used for the… Continue »

“We need a national mobilization to ramp up on testing, hospital beds, ventilators, masks and protective equipment. Instead, Trump ramps up xenophobia.” Recapping President Trump’s decision to shut down the southern border to all asylum seekers, CNN’s Evan Perez, Geneva Sands, and Priscilla Alvarez report: The administration is pushing to use the coronavirus pandemic to… Continue »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Leave it to Donald Trump and Stephen Miller to use the cover of a global public health crisis to act with cruelty and cynicism. By blocking all those seeking refuge at our southern border, they are throwing red meat to white grievance… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Just hours after some in the mainstream media heralded his new tone at an afternoon press conference, President Trump tweeted about the ‘Chinese virus.’ Puleeze. Before we ooh and ah about the changed tone of a terrified and incompetent President, let’s be… Continue »

The incompetence and lack of guidance from the Trump administration has left states, local governments, school administrators, and so many others scrambling for their own responses to the virus that causes COVID-19 that, with federal government resources and leadership, could be far more productive. Similarly, we have seen little public leadership and guidance from top… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Our political leaders should be doing everything in their power to encourage everyone in this country to come forward and be part of the collective response to our national health crisis. The best way we can protect the public’s health is to… Continue »