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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 »

Republican Congress Must Stop the Buildup of Trump’s Deportation Force and Focus on Enacting the Dream Act

Groups Ramp Up Efforts To Prevent Republican Congress from Appropriating Billions for Immigration Enforcement – Money that Would be Used to Deport Dreamers A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With Trump’s March 5th deadline passed, immigrant advocates are ramping up efforts to stop the Republican controlled Congress from appropriating billions to fund the Department … Continue reading »

While Congress Bickers and Trump Tweets Past the DACA Deadline, the American People are Standing Up to Fight for Dreamers

In the wake of yesterday’s DACA deadline, there are two evident truths: Dreamers face an urgent crisis – at the hands of Trump and his GOP – and, across party and state lines, Americans overwhelmingly support a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. In a new piece, Time Magazine’s Charlotte Alter profiles Corina Barranco, an Ohio DACA-recipient. Like any high … Continue reading »

ICYMI: San Antonio Dreamer Andrea Fernandez: “It’s Time for Our Representatives to Protect America’s Legacy as a Welcoming Place”

AUSTIN– In a new op-ed published in the San Antonio Express News, Andrea Fernandez, a Dreamer and senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio outlined how Trump’s cruel termination of the DACA program, compounded by Congress’ inaction on the Dream Act, has jeopardized her future. Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice Texas, said: Americans, across … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Escalante: “Trump’s DACA Deadline May Be Void, But Dreamers Must Stay On Alert”

As we arrive at Trump’s March 5th deadline with no resolution for Dreamers, DACA recipient and America’s Voice communications manager Juan Escalante writes a must-read HuffPost column on the uncertainty and fear that DACA recipients are facing, reminding us that the crisis facing Dreamers remains urgent and that Congress and President Trump must act. As Escalante concludes, … Continue reading »

CNN Poll: By 83-12%, Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Strong Majority Hold Trump & GOP Responsible for Inaction

New CNN polling finds, once again, that Americans across all partisan affiliations overwhelmingly support Congress protecting Dreamers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the public holds either President Trump or congressional Republicans responsible for the continued failure to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. Among the key immigration takeaways from the new CNN polling include: By an 83-12% margin, Americans support policies … Continue reading »

On Dreamer Inaction, Editorial Boards Fix Blame on GOP; Criticize Trump Administration for Deleting Reference to America as a “Nation of Immigrants”

Praise Temporary Court Reprieve for Dreamers; Call on Congress and GOP to Deliver Fix Editorial boards across the country are weighing in on the implications the U.S. Supreme Court rebuke of the Trump Administration’s attempt to leapfrog the normal appeals process in hopes of ending DACA quickly — and pointing the finger at the GOP for congressional … Continue reading »