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Frank Sharry on Dream and TPS House Votes: “Yesterday, We Moved Towards a More Expansive and Welcoming America”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, after yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee passage of new and permanent protections for Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients. Yesterday, we moved towards a more expansive and welcoming America. The House Judiciary Democrats approved a strong bill that creates a roadmap to citizenship … Continue reading »

Here’s How Advocates Celebrated After the Committee Passage of the Dream & Promise Act

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Dream and Promise Act, which would create permanent protections and a path to legalization and citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders. The bill is one of the most significant pieces of pro-immigrant legislation to be voted on — and passed — in years, and many advocates across the … Continue reading »

The Dream and Promise Act Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor!

The Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a path to legalization and citizenship for Dreamers and TPS recipients, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee today. It’s one of the most major pieces of pro-immigrant legislation to be voted on in years. Next, the bill will head to the House floor, where it will … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Groups, Leaders and Experts Urge Congress to Pass Protections for Dreamers, TPS Holders Ahead Of Today’s House Judiciary Committee Markup

Labor Unions, National Security Experts, Faith-based Organizations, Faith Leaders, Elected Officials and Educators Have Asked Congress to Protect Immigrants Living in Limbo Over The Past Few Weeks Ahead of today’s House Judiciary Committee markup, hundreds of groups, individuals and experts throughout the country and across different fields have sent letters to Congress calling for permanent … Continue reading »

Dream and Promise Act Markup is One Step Forward to Protect Millions Who Call U.S. Home

As the House Judiciary Committee moves tomorrow to mark up legislation aimed at providing permanent protections for millions of Dreamers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients and their families the Trump administration has thrown into legal jeopardy, America’s Voice reminds Judiciary Members of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: House Democrats tie DACA and TPS together in latest immigration push

Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald reports that yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus revealed legislation that will grant Dreamers, TPS and DED holders paths to citizenship in a combined bill. Unveiled before a Congressional hearing for the House Committee on the Judiciary, the bill be a much needed reprieve for hard-working immigrants, most of whom … Continue reading »

Faith Groups Mobilize to Support Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders in Anticipation of Dream & Promise Act

80 Faith Groups & 500 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter, Launch National Call-In Day Urging Congress to Provide Permanent Protections for TPS Holders & Dreamers Today, faith groups across the nation are standing up for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients by urging permanent protections in a letter to Congress. In … Continue reading »

Labor Movement Unites for Stable Futures and Stable Workplaces for Members with TPS and DACA and the Industries Where They Contribute

Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support for legislation that makes the protections … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante, “Dreamers Like Me Need Democrats To Put Immigration Back On The Table Now, Not Later”

In his newest column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante, Communications Manager for America’s Voice, urges Democrats during this lame duck session to demand a permanent, legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS holders. He insists that Democrats must prioritize Dreamers and TPS holders during the inevitable shutdown fight over Trump’s border wall. Escalante’s piece is excerpted below … Continue reading »