Today Vice President Kamala Harris met with DACA recipients and immigrant rights advocates to discuss the devastating DACA ruling from Texas last week and why citizenship must happen this year via reconciliation or other means. These champions of the movement had a simple message: immigrant communities cannot wait any longer for change.  The following are… Continue »

El nuevo ataque contra los Dreamers el fin de semana pasado puede considerarse una muestra más de la ineficiencia intelectual de quienes se oponen a la inmigración de esos miles de jóvenes que no conocen otro país más que Estados Unidos y al que llaman hogar desde hace mucho tiempo. En efecto, la baja capacidad… Continue »

“They use us as ‘piñatas’ – as something political. But we have to stop this. We need something permanent.”  Washington, DC – Dreamers are reacting to Judge Andrew Hanen’s anti-DACA ruling by stressing the urgency of enacting legislation that creates pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants this year.  But a permanent solution for those with… Continue »

To discuss, please be in touch with press@americasvoice.org    Momentum is building for a legislative breakthrough on pathways to citizenship this year – an imperative made all the more urgent following Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision issued last Friday that rules DACA unlawful and cuts off approvals of first-time applicants.  Leading Democrats across the party support… Continue »

Congress must deliver pathways to citizenship this year Washington, DC – Following Judge Andrew Hanen’s anti-DACA ruling, leading Democrats are stressing the urgency of delivering legislation that creates pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants this year. With millions of futures hanging in the balance, only Congress can enact a permanent solution.  This past week, the… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the DACA ruling by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen:  DACA is hanging by a thread.  The lives of young immigrants who are American in all but paperwork are under severe legal threat. It’s only a matter of time before the conservative… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is, once again, running the “Cornyn Con.” It’s the same playbook he’s followed in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018. It goes like this:  Step one: Cornyn positions himself as a player and a potential dealmaker in bipartisan immigration negotiations; Step two: Cornyn proposes the outline… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here Washington, DC – Following up a week of developments, immigration experts hosted a press call and discussed legislative developments in DC and grassroots momentum across the country. The call followed up the #WeCantWait day of action rally and march in DC, the Fast for Freedom taking… Continue »

Democrats gear up to deliver a legislative breakthrough on citizenship Washington, DC – We’ve been calling for Democrats to use every ounce of their majority to deliver a long-overdue breakthrough on citizenship bills by using a 51-vote vehicle. It now appears that it’s game on. Pelosi: “There Ain’t No Infrastructure Bill Without the Reconciliation Bill” … Continue »

On DACA’s ninth anniversary, Sun-Times columnist and bureau chief calls out Republicans for blocking progress on Dream and Promise Act Washington, DC – Lynn Sweet, leading political columnist and longtime observer of politics, called out Republicans yesterday in the Chicago Sun Times for ignoring the plight of DREAMers in yesterday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on the… Continue »