The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Why is the incoming Biden-Harris administration leaning in on immigration? Because the tectonic plates have shifted, creating a bigger opening than ever for pro-immigrant policy.  The key factors in this shift: 1) Trump’s nativism backfired with the majority of the public; 2) immigration as… Continue »

In a new analysis posted on Medium, Frank Sharry looks back at the debate over immigration policy and immigration politics and concludes that Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty have backfired.  He argues immigration and the pro-immigrant movement have confronted and survived the existential threat Trump and Stephen Miller posed to the very idea of America as… Continue »

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris have made diversity a key component of their soon-to-be administration. From women and people from various races and backgrounds to immigrants and the children of immigrants, the new administration is shaping up to be the most diverse in U.S. history.  Here are the immigrants and children of… Continue »

Throughout the pandemic, undocumented workers have borne a terrible price – serving in essential jobs as farmworkers, food processors, and healthcare workers, while being disproportionately affected by COVID and left out of economic recovery. Today, an array of observers offer reminders for why including undocumented workers in our nation’s recovery – most notably through a… Continue »

On Saturday, federal judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was serving unlawfully when he issued this summer’s memo restricting access to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the DACA program may be  poised to accept first-time applications from tens of thousands of Dreamers who have been… Continue »

Ever since he came down the escalator in 2015, Donald Trump has taken a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty, dehumanizing and attacking immigrants at every turn. After four years of enduring cruel and inhumane policies under this administration, after the election was officially called in Joe Biden’s favor many immigrants and advocates expressed… Continue »

Black, Latino, and AAPI Voters Play Key Role in Securing Biden/Harris Victory As underscored by the election results and backed up by the findings of the 2020 American Election Eve poll, the Biden/Harris victory was powered by the turnout and support of African American, Latino, and AAPI voters.  Leading observers are highlighting that not only… Continue »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Biden-Harris Victory   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the evident victory of Joe Biden as the President-elect. Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. Congratulations to the hardworking campaign staff, volunteers, and organizers. Congratulations to the multiracial majority of Americans… Continue »

On kids separated from parents, Trump: “They are so well taken care of.” Biden: “It violates every notion of who we are as a nation. It’s criminal.” In response to the immigration questions at last night’s debate, Donald Trump revealed who he is and what his administration is about. And Joe Biden revealed who we… Continue »

New and horrifying allegations of forced hysterectomies at an ICE detention facility in Georgia must be investigated swiftly and thoroughly. This cannot be treated as just another outrage. This is the kind of demonization and abuse that must be exposed, repudiated and punished.   Yesterday, several legal advocacy groups filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of… Continue »