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Frank Sharry

Previewing the Week on Immigration: Chaos, Failure and Abhorrent Detention Conditions As Humanitarian Crisis Grows

If you’d like a recording of the call, please contact press@americasvoice.org As Trump appoints former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of USCIS (without Senate confirmation) and one day before Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is set to participate in a Senate Judiciary hearing on Trump’s approach to immigration and border management issues, … Continue reading »

Elections Matter: House Democrats Take Big Step On Journey to Modernize Our Immigration System

A Powerful Victory for the Common Sense and the Problem-Solving Americans Want from their Elected Leaders Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding yesterday’s passage of the American Dream and Promise Act: For years, Democrats have promised to make immigration reform a priority, and for … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Recommends Passage of American Dream and Promise Act With No Damaging Amendments

Congress Should Act on the Will of the American People and Pass Permanent Protections for Dreamers and TPS and DED Holders On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth – Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Dream and TPS House Votes: “Yesterday, We Moved Towards a More Expansive and Welcoming America”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, after yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee passage of new and permanent protections for Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients. Yesterday, we moved towards a more expansive and welcoming America. The House Judiciary Democrats approved a strong bill that creates a roadmap to citizenship … Continue reading »

New Swing State Polling: Trump’s Xenophobia Repels More Voters Than it Attracts

As Trump Leans in to the Same ‘Divide and Distract’ Strategy as 2018, Evidence Mounts That it is Backfiring Against Him and GOP for 2020 President Trump’s campaign rally last night in Pennsylvania reminds us that his 2020 reelection campaign will feature an ugly mix of tough guy talk and fearmongering on immigrants and immigration. … Continue reading »

Major CNN Report on Undocumented Workers Hired by Trump Underscores Trump Hypocrisy – Again

Rather Than the Limp Immigration “Plan” Pushed by Trump and Kushner, Let’s Legalize Undocumented Workers, Level the Playing Field for all Workers and Decent Employers, and Hold Unscrupulous Employers like Trump Accountable On Friday night, CNN’s Randi Kaye of Anderson Cooper 360 aired a town hall with 19 of the many undocumented workers exploited by … Continue reading »

Senate Democrats Release Plan of Action to Contrast Trump’s Failing Immigration Policy

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent details a new bill set to be introduced by the entire Democratic caucus in the Senate that will be “the basis for a substantive blueprint to respond to the asylum-seeking crisis — and, more broadly, an answer to Trump’s xenophobic and nativist nationalism, a vision … Continue reading »

The Stats Don’t Lie: Trump Continues to Fail at the Border

As White House Advances More Cruel and Doomed-to-Fail Policies, Smart and Effective Solutions Ignored The latest DHS monthly numbers are in. They continue to be in the 100,000 range, the highest monthly point since 2007. Under Trump, CBP counts have doubled in the past year. A sane administration would diagnose the challenge, review available options, … Continue reading »

Key Questions Face ICE Nominee Mark Morgan

White House Appears to Have Outsourced ‘Advice and Consent’ from Senate to Lou Dobbs President Trump is set to nominate Mark Morgan as head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following Morgan’s series of pro-Trump and pro-border wall appearances on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “Nominees for … Continue reading »

Great Big Wolf of Border Supplemental Budget Request is Dressed in Lamb’s Clothing of “Humanitarian Aid”

Don’t Let Trump Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes The $4.5 billion supplemental budget request tells you a great deal about what Donald Trump is getting wrong about the surge of migrants seeking asylum at our southern border.  While the administration is pretending to be concerned about plight of the children and families and casting … Continue reading »