America’s Voice today praised the introduction of the “New Way Forward Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives, legislation to address and reform a range of injustices caused by current immigration law and policy. The new legislation was introduced today by Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), along with Karen Bass (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep.… Continue »

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Today, the New Deal for New Americans Act was introduced by Representatives Grace Meng (NY-06), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) at a Washington, DC press conference. The legislation calls for a new commitment from the United States to incorporating immigrants and refugees into the fabric of the nation by facilitating citizenship for… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflecting on the legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7) in the wake of his passing: On issues close to our heart, from detention conditions to family separation to medical deferred action and more, Rep. Cummings was a powerful ally and champion. A… Continue »

The first two democratic debates last week reflected, to a point, this country’s reality. That is, its diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, and ideology was evident: white people, minorities, women and men, a representative from the LGBTQ community, members of different generations, as well as positions on all sides of the political… Continue »

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent details a new bill set to be introduced by the entire Democratic caucus in the Senate that will be “the basis for a substantive blueprint to respond to the asylum-seeking crisis — and, more broadly, an answer to Trump’s xenophobic and nativist nationalism, a vision… Continue »

With the chaos that his immigration policies have generated at the border, Donald Trump is trying to get the Democrats’ backs against the wall by accusing them of advocating for “open borders,” the abolition of ICE, and therefore supporting “illegality.” After all, for electoral reasons Trump is just trying to keep this base satisfied with… Continue »

Today, House Democrats introduced HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a permanent solution for immigrants who currently have DACA or TPS. It’s the latest effort to pass protections for at least some of the immigrant communities that the Trump Administration has targeted, and currently has over 190 cosponsors. Both components of… Continue »

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 »

In a new piece, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin analyzes new Axios data and issues a warning to Republicans ahead of November’s elections: the GOP-generated Dreamer debacle may pave the way for Democrats. Rubin concludes, “Trump and Republicans more generally have played the anti-immigrant and “build the wall” cards over and over. Trump has given critics of his response to… Continue »

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this… Continue »