A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, advocates, public health experts and an asylum seeker gathered on a press call to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s new approach to migration that will undo the worst of Trump’s policies and build back better. After four years of cruel and inhumane immigration policies from… Continue »

In a new analysis posted on Medium, Frank Sharry looks back at the debate over immigration policy and immigration politics and concludes that Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty have backfired.  He argues immigration and the pro-immigrant movement have confronted and survived the existential threat Trump and Stephen Miller posed to the very idea of America as… Continue »

See detailed visual presentation HERE on how American public opinion has shifted to fully embrace immigrants and immigration A new America’s Voice deep-dive on American public opinion documents how the nation has become more pro-immigrant over time. See HERE for the full presentation, with visuals and detailed data.  The analysis includes the following: Americans Have… Continue »

In the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, Abraham Lincoln said: “public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.” Case in point: the battle to save DACA from the relentless attacks on it by Republicans and Trump. For four years, Donald Trump and Stephen Miller have tried to strip protections from… Continue »

The Story of the Dramatic Political Change in the Southwest   Three years ago, Arizona had zero Democratic senators. After yesterday’s official swearing in of Mark Kelly, Arizona now has two Democratic senators. Together with the official certification of Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona in the presidential election, it reflects a political transformation… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “He’s the right person to undo Trump’s cruelties, advance fair and humane policies, and deliver on the bold change the American people strongly support.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news that Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated to be Secretary of the… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Immigration, once seen as a key wedge issue to be used by Republicans to weaken Democrats, turned out to be a liability for Republicans and an asset for Democrats in 2020. Earlier today, three leading national immigration advocacy groups and a pollster who has watched immigration… Continue »

On Saturday, federal judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was serving unlawfully when he issued this summer’s memo restricting access to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the DACA program may be  poised to accept first-time applications from tens of thousands of Dreamers who have been… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Pushed by a movement demanding action, supported by a public that hungers for solutions, and backed by a party that stands united on these issues, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have an opportunity to become a proudly pro-immigrant, pro-refugee administration.” Yesterday, President-elect Biden committed to restoring America’s leadership on refugee issues, pledging to… Continue »

“Arizona may have added the latest brick in a new ‘blue wall’ in the Southwest”   One of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles has been the political transformation of the Southwest: In 2004, GWB won big: In his 2004 re-election victory, President George W. Bush won the Latino-heavy battleground states of Arizona,… Continue »