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By Blocking Dream Discharge Petition, Republican Leaders Choosing Party Over Country

Republican leaders are laying bare the fact that their desire to maintain their hold on power vastly exceeds their interest in helping Dreamers or the country. The ongoing intra-GOP squabbling over the discharge petition, which is designed to force action on a vote for Dreamers, boils down the following: Republican leaders, including retiring Speaker of … Continue reading »

Washington Post Editorial on Why GOP Moderates Should Force Vote for Dreamers

Juan Escalante: “Give Dreamers, like me, a chance to pursue the American Dream” A powerful editorial in this weekend’s Washington Post calls on Congress to deliver a vote for Dreamers and explains why forcing such a vote would be an important step forward. The editorial sharply criticizes Speaker Paul Ryan’s failure of leadership on Dreamer issues – … Continue reading »

Moderates’ Choice: Be Defined By an Anti-Immigrant Retiring Speaker or Stand Up and Sign the Discharge Petition

As momentum builds around the House discharge petition, an attempt spearheaded by Republicans to resolve their party’s created Dreamer crisis, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) has issued yet another vague, empty promise for an immigration bill. This is just his latest thinly veiled attempt to squander a bipartisan solution for Dreamers and save the day for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump’s Latest Rage-Filled Tirade Unmasks Paul Ryan’s Lies”

In his latest column, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent delivers an insightful and sobering take on the latest Dream Act action happening on Capitol Hill. Read excerpts from the latest Greg Sargent’s column from The Washington Post below and find the entire piece here: In January of 2017, at a town hall meeting broadcast live to the nation on CNN, … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: Republicans, Get Serious About Helping Dreamers

The following is a statement from America’s Voice Managing Director Pili Tobar, regarding Congressman Curbelo’s discharge petition for Dreamers: “In the 8 months since President Trump rescinded DACA, House Republican leadership has been unwilling to move legislation to provide overdue relief for Dreamers, and the House Republicans have, until now, failed to successfully pressure their … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump Claims He Wants To Help Dreamers. Time To Put Up Or Shut Up.”

In Juan Escalante’s latest column in HuffPost, he celebrates the latest federal court ruling in favor of DACA recipients, but calls on Trump and his fellow Republican leaders to do what only they can do: enact legislation that provides a permanent solution for Dreamers. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and check out the piece … Continue reading »

Are GOP Moderates Behind Queen of the Hill Push Posturing or Ready to Throw Down for Dreamers?

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of yesterday’s Capitol Hill “Queen of the Hill” press conference about Dreamer legislation: “Are the Republican moderates behind the Queen of the Hill push posturing and looking for political cover? Or are they ready to throw down and … Continue reading »

Ryan, logre el DREAM Act mediante mayoría de votos

A continuación compartimos el presente comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice: El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, ha dicho en repetidas ocasiones que quiere resolver la difícil situación de los Dreamers. Ha llegado el momento de la verdad. Si Ryan habla en serio sobre proteger a los Dreamers, estará … Continue reading »

Speaker Ryan, Get Dream Act Done with Queen of the Hill

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director for America’s Voice: “Speaker Ryan has said repeatedly that he wants to resolve the plight of Dreamers. Now is the moment of truth. If Ryan is serious about protecting Dreamers, he will assent to the “Queen of the Hill” process demanded by a majority of … Continue reading »

Goodlatte’s Dead-On-Arrival Immigration Bill

A recording of today’s call is available here Ahead of a press conference by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding his draconian immigration bill, immigration advocates and faith, business and civil rights leaders outlined the egregious effects of this bill on Dreamers, the economy, and millions of American families, and why no moderate Republican … Continue reading »

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