“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 »

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 »

This week, voters in Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas — among ten other Super Tuesday states — are selecting primary nominees for local, state, and national races. Candidates (as well as organizations and PACs) have been blanketing social media channels and airwaves with racist and xenophobic ads. The America’s Voice project 2020AdWatch.com is tracking… Continue »

As we predicted, the Trump administration is using the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic to point the finger at immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border. On Friday at the annual CPAC conference, Acting DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli linked southern border security measures to coronavirus response – a call amplified by President Trump during his Friday night rally speech… Continue »

With the Majority of Voters Pro-Immigrant, It’s Time for the Democrats to Lean In and Turn this Issue into a Winner The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the role of immigration in the 2020 elections and the way Democrats can best engage it: In a searing New Yorker piece… Continue »

Immigration allies and elected officials across the country took to social media on a day dedicated to love in order to show their love and support for immigrants.  At a time where immigrants are constantly being attacked and dehumanized by the Trump Administration, social media was flooded on Valentine’s Day with tweets and photos honoring… Continue »

“It’s race-baiting in the service of plutocracy.” Yesterday, President Trump released his budget request for 2021 and beyond. It extends tax cuts for the wealthy, dramatically increases immigration enforcement funding, and cuts health care, retirement security, education, housing, environmental protections, safety net services and more.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director… Continue »

asylum refugees

Originally published April 4, 2018; last updated February 10, 2020 For the last several decades, our asylum laws have helped America remain a beacon for refugees and peoples in need from all over the world. However, the Trump Administration has worked tirelessly to close all options for obtaining asylum in the U.S., leaving refugees mired… Continue »

Welcome to Trump’s first move post-acquittal. In a chilling development, the Trump administration is exploiting taxpayer-funded government levers to punish the state of New York for welcoming immigrants.  DHS has suspended the ability of New Yorkers to join Global Entry as retribution for a range of common-sense, pro-immigrant policies enacted by the state. Frank Sharry,… Continue »

“Deterrence by way of cruelty, chaos, racism and suffering is not success, it’s failure.” At tonight’s State of the Union address, expect President Trump to claim “success” on his signature immigration and border obsessions. Below, first read America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry’s assessment of why Trump is, in fact, a cruel failure on his… Continue »