A recording of today’s call is available here. After another tumultus week on immigration in Washington, leaders from United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Women’s Refugee Commission analyzed the White House immigration principles, the state of the federal immigration debate, and the next steps. A... Continuar »
Today, the White House rolled out a new anti-immigrant proposal which would use the fact that Dreamers need protection from deportation in order to pass a slate of nativist, anti-immigrant measures that would change U.S. demographics for the long run. The proposal, spearheaded by senior policy “adviser” Stephen Miller, would... Continuar »
As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by... Continuar »
Yesterday, President Trump said he would be open to putting some Dreamers on a path to citizenship, only to have it walked back by unnamed senior staff. The following is a reaction and a reflection on the state of play by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We... Continuar »
The contributions of America’s Dreamers – and the uncertainty they face after Trump killed the DACA program – continue to be highlighted in media across the United States.  See below excerpts from Massachusetts, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and Forbes magazine. WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, published... Continuar »
Washington Post’s Greg Sargent and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Highlight Promise Speaker Ryan Made, But Has Not Kept, to Angelica Villalobos In a new piece in the Washington Post’s The Plum Line blog, Greg Sargent focuses on a promise that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made last year to Dreamer Angelica Villalobos.... Continuar »
The government shutdown is officially over, and Congress has once again failed to pass legislation that protects Dreamers. This happened despite an abundance of polls showing that supermajorities of Americans support immigrant youth and want their elected officials to take action. Some of this support has shown up in... Continuar »
As we move into the next phase of the Dreamer legislative debate, here are three key fundamentals that, if respected, will help get us across the finish line. 1. The core question: do Republicans want to keep Dreamers here in America or deport them? As Greg Sargent of the Washington... Continuar »
The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to congressional votes today. Last week, I was moved to tears of joy when Democrats stood up and fought for progressive values and for Dreamers. Today, I am moved to tears of disappointment and... Continuar »
For a recording of the call, click here As the Trump shutdown continues – and after a powerful weekend in which hundreds of thousands of people turned out across the country and around the world to oppose Trumpism – advocates urged members of Congress to stop kicking the can... Continuar »