As the Senate prepares to debate Dreamer legislation this week, Senators Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and a handful of others have announced a proposal that uses Dreamers’ lives as bargaining chips. The price for Dreamers’ freedom? Enactment of a vast series of unrelated, radical, racially-charged measures that slash legal immigration, turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda,… Continue »

Following the early morning passage and signing of a spending bill that does not resolve Dreamers’ urgent crisis and ahead of a promised Senate immigration debate next week, the following are assessments and reactions from Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, as well as Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s… Continue »

Vote No on the Spending Bill Unless a Solution for Dreamers is Included The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, assessing the latest developments in Congress regarding the budget deal and immigration: A moment of truth is at hand. Congress is on the verge of taking care of all… Continue »

As Congress debates the way forward on another deal to keep the government open and funded, congressional immigrant rights champions are sending a strong message to members of both parties to live up to their pledge to protect Dreamers. Below are comments from Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on why protections for… Continue »

With action the Senate and perhaps the House expected in the coming weeks, in a new Medium post, America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry gives his take on how to move from the current muddle to a breakthrough that protects Dreamers: The White House plan and the President’s marketing of it is making a breakthrough more difficult. Authored… Continue »

While much of the opposition to the White House immigration proposal has been focused on the radical slashing of legal immigration levels and a border wall as wasteful and unpopular as it is insulting, little attention has been paid to how the White House’s immigration framework would turbocharge the administration’s strategy to deport undocumented immigrants… Continue »

Catherine Rampell of Washington Post: ”Either Trump wants to protect dreamers or he doesn’t. Talking out of both sides of his mouth won’t cut it.” In a new, scathing column, Catherine Rampell of Washington Post cuts through the GOP’s smoke and mirrors on the White House immigration plan. The proposal is “a sleight of hand designed to help the… Continue »

America’s Voice Founder and Executive Director Frank Sharry appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” with Jorge Ramos this past weekend to discuss immigration and the 2016 Presidential election. “Nearly all Americans are opposed to Donald Trump’s plans,” said Sharry about the Republican nominee, who has proposed a massive wall along the US/Mexico border and deportation of… Continue »

Support for DREAMer Relief Sky High, Support for Path to Legal Status at New High and Latino Support for Obama at Record High A set of new CNN polls show how the politics of immigration have shifted dramatically in favor of pro-immigrant policies and candidates. With respect to President Obama’s policy of protecting young people… Continue »

After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post. This is what he said: “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a… Continue »