Since 1990, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been used to give protections for immigrants fleeing natural disasters, political instability, and humanitarian crises.  In addition to granting lifesaving protections to refugees seeking asylum from dangerous conditions, TPS is a beneficial tool that can help create stability and economic recovery through remittances.  In other words: the remittances… Continue »

TPS Holders & Their Families Are Essential Members of Communities and Economies Studies Show DACA & TPS Holders Contribute $17.4 Billion In Federal Taxes, $9.7 Billion In State & Local Taxes; Possess $75.4 Billion In Spending Power TPS Holders Hold Critical Essential Jobs In Construction and Food Services  Last week, the House of Representatives reintroduced… Continue »

“Blow past them, Democrats. Blow past them again.”   Democrats are on the verge of signing into law the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package. Meanwhile, Republicans are giving new meaning to the term “opposition party.” Some key points: Democrats pass major legislation and move to pass popular legislation on multiple fronts. Republicans talk about Dr. Seuss… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here Earlier today, advocates gathered on a call to give their takes on the major developments regarding immigration policy. In particular, speakers addressed their hopes for and support of the Dream & Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, legislation that creates a path to… Continue »

131,000 TPS Holders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 In a week that saw the reintroduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, it bears remembering that so many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have been on… Continue »

La presentación de la “Ley de Sueño y Promesa Estadounidense” y la “Ley de Modernización de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola” toma impulso A continuación compartimos un comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en respuesta a la presentación de dos piezas cruciales de legislación migratoria: el American Dream and Promise Act (Ley de… Continue »

“Americans want to legalize millions of immigrants who are here helping to keep America safe and strong. The nativist GOP wants to stop America from legalizing millions by minimizing Trump’s cruelty and exaggerating what’s happening at the border.” The American people are ready for decisive action to put undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.… Continue »

Introduction of “Dream and Promise Act” and “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” Builds Momentum   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the introduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The American people are… Continue »

Last night, the Dream & Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act were reintroduced to Congress. These bills would put millions on a pathway to citizenship and are an important step in the overall goal of obtaining status for the 11 million undocumented workers who have made the United States their home. Many advocates… Continue »

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Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are set to unveil a bipartisan version of the Dream Act, legislation to provide a road to citizenship for nearly 2 million Dreamers who are Americans in all but paperwork. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The bipartisan Dream Act… Continue »