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Protection for Dreamers Must Be Included in Spending Caps Deal

As Congress debates the way forward on another deal to keep the government open and funded, congressional immigrant rights champions are sending a strong message to members of both parties to live up to their pledge to protect Dreamers. Below are comments from Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on why protections for … Continue reading »

Will Mitch McConnell Keep His Word? Will McConnell Allow a Fair Process and a Level Playing Field as Promised?

We should not be surprised that President Trump has undermined serious efforts to solve the Dreamers’ crisis he created. But that doesn’t absolve Congress from doing its job and protecting the Dreamers before they are exposed to deportation. After rejecting bipartisan deals three times in the last five months, Trump and the White House are now pushing … Continue reading »

Feb. 5 – National Week of Action to Pass the Dream Act

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Events in CA, CO, GA, IL, MA, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TX, and Washington, DC DACA-recipients continue to lose their immigration status and protection from deportation every day, due to a manufactured crisis created by President Trump.  Fortunately, there is bipartisan support in Congress and among the American people to pass … Continue reading »

In Iowa and Across America, Public is Strongly Pro-Immigrant and Opposed to Trump’s Nativist Agenda

When it comes to immigration, President Trump and fellow hardliners are on the wrong side of American public opinion, as new analysis and new Iowa polling each make clear. At Vox, Dylan Matthews analyzes a range of immigration public opinion in a piece titled, “Polls Show Americans are Closer to Democrats than Donald Trump on … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Narrow Gets it Done

McCain-Coons Initiative Step in the Right Direction Last night the Wall Street Journal reported that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) are planning to introduce a bill today that pairs the Dream Act with smart border security measures. Their bill is reported to be based on the bipartisan House bill sponsored by Will Hurd (R-TX) and … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “We Need a Breakthrough, Not a Blame Game”

President Trump spent most of yesterday pressuring Congress to embrace his immigration plan and trash-talking Democratic leaders for rejecting it. On Twitter, he wrote, “We have a great chance to make a deal or, blame the Dems!” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in reaction: We need a breakthrough, … Continue reading »

Trump’s Immigration Plan from the State of the Union is Radical, Racist, and Un-American

Donald Trump during his State of the Union address this week detailed an immigration proposal that is radical, racist, and un-American. As our Executive Director, Frank Sharry said, “the hardliners are high-fiving; the Statue of Liberty weeps.” Trump’s immigration plan is extreme because it: Is a radical and racist restructuring of our entire immigration system. … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “He is a President who divides, denigrates and dehumanizes based on a worldview that some are worthy and most are not”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who is openly hostile to the majority … Continue reading »

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