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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »