“Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the most courageous and consistent advocates for just and humane immigration policies”   Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who passed away Friday, is remembered rightly as a life-long champion for civil rights and voting rights. Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the… Continue »

The Military Defied Trump After Lafayette Park; DHS Stood Up as His Private Army in Oregon In response to the Trump administration’s decision to escalate conflict in Portland, Oregon by deploying DHS agents, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:   “The dangers of what’s happening in Portland have deep… Continue »

Stop Jeff Sessions Attorney General Confirmation

Frank Sharry on the end of the road for Jeff Sessions The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is no longer a force in American politics.  He rose to prominence with the rise of Donald Trump, became the nation’s Attorney General and aggressively pursued the most… Continue »

As Texans decide who will challenge Sen. John Cornyn in this November’s election, it’s clear that many in our state are ready to move beyond Cornyn’s long history of cowardice and hypocrisy on immigration, which we call the “Cornyn Con”. Sen. Cornyn will either face veteran M.J. Hegar or State Sen. Royce West after today’s… Continue »

Trump’s Handpicked Contractor – a Donor and Fox News Regular – Builds Privately-funded Section of the Border that is About to Come Tumbling Down President Trump loves to talk about his border wall. These days he talks more about his border wall than he talks about the coronavirus pandemic that has taken 135,000 lives. He… Continue »

Their deafening silence “turns them into the handmaidens of white supremacy.” By all accounts, the Trump administration is gearing up to officially rescind DACA for Dreamers and to officially restart family separations, again. These are morally depraved policy choices that double as toxic political choices – both for candidate Trump and for in-cycle Republicans who… Continue »

Every day brings reminders that the American public is recoiling from Trump’s race-baiting and xenophobia. New immigration polling from Gallup is the latest evidence: By a 77-19% margin, Gallup finds that Americans think immigration is a “good thing” rather than a “bad thing” for the country today.  Democrats (89-9%), Independents (78-17%), and Republicans (62-31%) each… Continue »

dream act

Cruz does the dirty work as GOP Senators in tight races are nowhere to be seen   Sen. Dick Durbin went to the Senate floor this morning to ask unanimous consent for HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, be brought up for a vote in the Senate. The bill, passed a year ago in… Continue »

As Big Decisions Loom, Polls Show Strong Support for Dreamers and Strong Opposition to Family Separation Following recent bombshell court decisions, the Trump administration faces two major decisions on what next for DACA and family separations. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of DACA, will the administration reopen the popular program or try to… Continue »

Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »