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Attention Speaker Ryan: 34 House Republicans Demand Dreamer Fix This Year

Letter Makes it Clear: the Votes Are There Today, 34 House Republicans released a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for a “permanent legislative solution” for DACA recipients before the end of this year. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: Protecting Dreamers and living up to America’s values … Continue reading »

Republican-In-Chief Trump Embraces Government Shutdown

So Much for Ryan, McConnell Trying to Shift Blame to Minority Dems Washington, DC – While Republicans schemed to blame Democrats for a government shutdown, a report from Josh Dawsey, Sean Sullivan and Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post revealed the man behind the curtain: “Trump tells confidants that a government shutdown might be good for him.” … Continue reading »

Last Time We Checked, Republicans Control Washington

Frank Sharry: “The Audacity of the GOP’s Attempted Blame Game is Breathtaking” Washington, DC – While there’s uncertainty about the timing and details of a potential way forward on the government funding package, one thing is already certain and on display: Republicans are trying to set up a blame game to pin a potential government … Continue reading »

Will the GOP Follow Stephen Miller and Block the Dream Act, or Rep. Mike Coffman and Force a Dream Act Vote?

Washington, DC – The Republican Party faces a moment of truth regarding the future of young Americans called Dreamers. They either enact the Dream Act and share in the credit for doing so, or they kill the Dream Act and go down in history as the party that exposed young Americans to deportation to countries … Continue reading »

“On the Dream Act, it’s time for House Republicans to walk the walk and not just talk the talk”

Frank Sharry to House Republicans: Sign the Discharge Petition and Compel a Floor Vote Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed a discharge petition on behalf of the Dream Act, noting, If House Republicans gave the bipartisan Dream Act an up-or-down vote, we know it would pass. Our nation’s patriotic young Dreamers are an … Continue reading »

GOP Voters Agree with Rest of US: Congress Should Legalize Dreamers

Do Ryan and McConnell Represent Americans, or Steve King? Washington, DC – Republican elected officials should embrace a clean legislative solution for Dreamers, rather than loading up a legislative package with “poison pill” provisions that are designed to scuttle the package and set up another Washington blame game. “Americans are tired of the blame game … Continue reading »

Instead of Voting on the Dream Act, House GOP Pushes Bill to Scapegoat Immigrant Youth

Today on Capitol Hill, national organizations are delivering one million petition signatures to Congress demanding passage of a clean Dream Act. A legislative solution for Dreamers is overwhelmingly popular across ideologies and is increasingly urgent, with a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries. However, instead of moving the Dream Act forward, House Republicans are scheduling floor time for a … Continue reading »

Americans Reject Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Vision, Stand up for a Welcoming America

While we join most observers in recoiling from President Trump’s unhinged speech in Phoenix last night, a range of developments from around the country reminds us that Americans are standing up to his divisive vision for the country and rejecting his dark view of immigration and immigrants. Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to sign the … Continue reading »

GOP-Led House Judiciary Committee Has Passed “Mass Deportation Act of 2017”

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2431, known to advocates as the Mass Deportation Act of 2017, this week along with two other anti-immigrant bills which would bolster Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. The bills, among other things, would criminalize all undocumented immigrants living in the US, mandate detention for children crossing the border to … Continue reading »

As ICE Brags About Arrests and Congress Works to Turbocharge Trump’s Deportation Agenda, A Reminder of the Futures Shattered and Families Separated

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) boasted about how many people they arrested during the first 100 days – even though the majority of people they arrested are either immigrants with no criminal record or immigrants who are not threats to public safety. At the same time, the GOP-led House is attempting to turbocharge … Continue reading »

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