Sen. Menendez: “All options are on the table for Democrats to deliver a path to citizenship” Rep. Ruiz: “We will not wait and miss an opportunity to move forward with a pathway to citizenship for our workers… that includes a budget reconciliation”  Pelosi, Schumer, Biden Have Previously Expressed Openness To Using the Legislative Procedure To… Continue »

Dems need to blow past bad-faith GOP and use their majority to deliver   A Roll Call article on the status of bipartisan immigration talks makes it clear that Republicans are not negotiating in good faith. They don’t want a policy breakthrough this year, they want a political issue for next year. We understand why… Continue »

Washington, DC  – Today, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued the following statement on the Republican Party’s priorities in light of the current policy challenges facing our nation: The Republican Party is tripping over itself to stay in Donald Trump’s good graces. They have effectively sided with the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol… Continue »

While the Republican Party in Congress opts to pledge loyalty to Donald J. Trump and block the agenda of President Joe Biden at any cost, it’s time for the Democrats to realize that the bipartisanship they claim to be looking for in order to advance matters like immigration reform is nothing more than a chimera.… Continue »

Republican leaders have repeatedly said that they would not cooperate with Democrats on immigration reform because of a so-called “border crisis.” But now that the Biden-Harris administration has made dramatic progress on addressing the disastrous border situation they inherited, Republicans are still unwilling to make a deal on issues, like a pathway to citizenship, that… Continue »

“It’s time for Congress to move beyond GOP gamesmanship about the southern border to deliver a long-overdue breakthrough on legalization”   A few weeks ago, Republicans were talking incessantly about a hyped-up narrative: the “Biden border crisis.” Too many in the beltway press followed suit. Now, the federal government slowly but surely is bringing the… Continue »

It is election year in Virginia. This weekend the Republican Party holds their convention to select statewide candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. For the gubernatorial nomination, it’s already clear that the key issues are 1) fealty to Donald Trump, and 2) who is more anti-immigrant.  In early March, Pete Snyder, whose campaign… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Democrats want to build back better. Republicans want to tear down Democrats…Blow past the rightwing noise machine and get it done, Democrats.” Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the truth. He  declared, “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration.” Earlier, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who is the GOP… Continue »

2021 is an election year in Virginia with Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates on the ballot. Republicans will pick the nominees for their party’s top offices this weekend at a convention while Democrats will choose theirs through a primary on June 8. As voters start to… Continue »

Tonight, in response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, Republicans and their allies will not offer solutions or policies. Instead, they will trot out their anti-immigrant attacks, relying on their same strategic racist frame. It’s been their main focus in 2021 as we’ve seen from numerous stunts and photo ops. According to Republican strategists,… Continue »