In Juan Escalante’s latest column in HuffPost, he celebrates the latest federal court ruling in favor of DACA recipients, but calls on Trump and his fellow Republican leaders to do what only they can do: enact legislation that provides a permanent solution for Dreamers. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and check out the piece… Continue »

In a new piece, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin analyzes new Axios data and issues a warning to Republicans ahead of November’s elections: the GOP-generated Dreamer debacle may pave the way for Democrats. Rubin concludes, “Trump and Republicans more generally have played the anti-immigrant and “build the wall” cards over and over. Trump has given critics of his response to… Continue »

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of yesterday’s Capitol Hill “Queen of the Hill” press conference about Dreamer legislation: “Are the Republican moderates behind the Queen of the Hill push posturing and looking for political cover? Or are they ready to throw down and… Continue »

GOP’s Ugly Political Strategy on Display in Maryland and Arizona As attacks in congressional races in Maryland and Arizona demonstrate, and as we have been predicting, Republican candidates and campaigns are following the cues of the Trump White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and running hard on ugly, anti-immigrant attacks. According to Pili Tobar, Managing… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the details and implications of the omnibus spending package and its immigration funding. Donald Trump and his GOP followers have made clear that they will relentlessly pursue their anti-immigrant agenda in Washington and in elections across the country. Pro-immigrant forces… Continue »

Groups Ramp Up Efforts To Prevent Republican Congress from Appropriating Billions for Immigration Enforcement – Money that Would be Used to Deport Dreamers A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With Trump’s March 5th deadline passed, immigrant advocates are ramping up efforts to stop the Republican controlled Congress from appropriating billions to fund the Department… Continue »

As the Senate’s immigration debate kicks into higher gear today, there is a concerted effort underway by Republicans to sanitize the immigration agenda and implications of the proposals from President Trump, Stephen Miller, and fellow hardliners. But there should be no mistake: Republicans are using neutral-sounding language and terminology to promote a policy agenda that… Continue »

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 »

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 »