Washington, DC – With labor shortages and high inflation in the news, several Republican-aligned voices are making the case that getting our economy right means getting immigration reform right.  Earlier this week, NBC News reported, “Slowing immigration worsens job shortages.” It noted that net immigration to the U.S. was one-quarter what it had been in… Continue »

TPS is an effective solution for humanitarian aid and regional stability and TPS is a decision solely at the President’s discretion A new piece in the Austin American-Statesman underscores the link between widespread hunger and migration pressures, especially in our hemisphere. More than two million people are estimated to have fled Haiti and the Northern… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated in English and Spanish.  Just as in 2013, a ray of hope for millions of undocumented immigrants is surging, following the House of Representatives’ approval of a massive social spending bill that includes an immigration plan. In this case,… Continue »

Xenophobic Lie: “Immigrants spread COVID” Dog-whistle politics in America have a long and ugly history. Republican leaders have been using the strategic racism playbook to further their agenda since the mid-60s. Over the last two decades, Republicans have increasingly employed dog-whistles against immigrants as a means to fearmonger, especially before elections.    During the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue »

Takeaways from GOP Political Messaging and Ad Strategy in Virginia and New Jersey, and What They Can Tell Us About the 2022 Midterms  In Virginia, Republicans ran a racist campaign and won. As Greg Sargent wrote at the Washington Post, Republican Glenn Youngkin’s campaign “built heavily around stoking white grievance with attacks on phantom critical… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated in English and Spanish.  After the beating they suffered in the commonwealth of Virginia this past Tuesday, the Democrats don’t seem to understand that it’s not enough to scare voters with the specter of Donald Trump. You have to… Continue »

Today, President Biden announced the Build Back Better framework. In it, this Administration makes it clear that immigration will be included in reconciliation:  In addition, the framework includes a $100 billion investment to reform our broken immigration system, consistent with the Senate’s reconciliation rules, as well as reducing backlogs, expanding legal representation, and making the… Continue »

The following is a statement from America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry reacting to the inclusion of immigration reform in the White House BBB framework released today.  This is another big step toward fulfilling promises, transforming lives and investing in the future of America. It’s been 35 years since we enacted major immigration legislation. The… Continue »

New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

OVERVIEW  The public has seen the devastating images of Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents on horseback. The images of Black refugees have reflected long-standing anti-Black policies within our immigration system. Less than 5% of Haitians at the border are granted asylum and left with an impossible decision: to stay in Mexico where… Continue »