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SCOTUS Should Do Its Part to Help Our Nation In Our Hour Of Need By Protecting DACA Recipients

Immigrant youth and their legal representatives are calling on the Supreme Court to consider the devastating consequences of ending DACA in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In a letter sent to the Court today, lawyers argue terminating the protections would further undermine public health and the economy when the country can least afford it. … Continue reading »

Protecting America’s Health and Economic Security Relies on the Frontline Skill of Immigrant Workers

The Immigrant Workforce is a Vital Part of the Essential Public Health & Safety Workforce and the Bulk of Agricultural and Food Security of the Nation The public health crisis created by COVID-19 has exposed the critical nature of workers in certain industries that are on the front lines protecting all of us, from doctors, … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: “Congress must ensure that we protect everyone, regardless of immigration status.”

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the third Congressional coronavirus package currently being negotiated: Republicans in the Senate are pushing for an aid package that favors the wealthy and grants authority without accountability to the Trump administration. This is unacceptable. Speaker Pelosi is right to insist on … Continue reading »

How Immigrant Workers Are Getting Us Through The Pandemic

Many of us are being advised to isolate at home during this pandemic, but that simply isn’t an option for many farm workers, medical care professionals, truck drivers, janitorial staff, domestic workers, and many others. These workers, many of whom are immigrants, are keeping our health care services and food supply lines running. That means … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Administration’s Decision to Shut Down Southern Border to All Asylum Seekers

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Leave it to Donald Trump and Stephen Miller to use the cover of a global public health crisis to act with cruelty and cynicism. By blocking all those seeking refuge at our southern border, they are throwing red meat to white grievance … Continue reading »

Chaos, Lack of Leadership and Guidance from Top Immigration Officials on COVID-19 Undermines Public Health and Safety

The incompetence and lack of guidance from the Trump administration has left states, local governments, school administrators, and so many others scrambling for their own responses to the virus that causes COVID-19 that, with federal government resources and leadership, could be far more productive. Similarly, we have seen little public leadership and guidance from top … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “The best way we can protect the public’s health is to recognize that, no matter where we come from or what we look like, we’re all in this together.”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Our political leaders should be doing everything in their power to encourage everyone in this country to come forward and be part of the collective response to our national health crisis. The best way we can protect the public’s health is to … Continue reading »

Trump’s “Divide-and-Distract” Strategy Goes Global

He Turns To His Go-To Maneuver of Blaming “the Other” to Distract from his Failures The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Last night, President Trump delivered a rare Oval Office address at a moment of national crisis. Instead of providing leadership, clarity and realism, he offered up a … Continue reading »

Cornered By Coronavirus Criticism, Trump Will Turn to Xenophobia

“He’s Going There. Don’t Let Him” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Journalist Ezra Klein tweeted late last night, ‘The pivot Trump is about to make from downplaying the coronavirus to using it to justify xenophobia and scapegoating is going to be very grim.’ Sure enough, this morning, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Their goal is to hold Dreamers’ lives and futures hostage in exchange for a nativist wishlist of radical policies.”

Why No One Should Take White House Discussions of Immigration Legislation Seriously In response to the latest round of media coverage of a Trump-led immigration legislative package that attempt to trade protections for Dreamers with sweeping changes to the nation’s existing legal immigration system, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of … Continue reading »