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Dream Act: What Do We Want and When Do We Want It? (Immigration 101)

At America’s Voice and within the immigration reform movement, one of the main things we’ve been focused on this fall is passing the Dream Act. Advocates across the country have mobilized and won support from members of Congress, 800 college and university presidents have signed a letter to support action, 60 companies have joined an … Continue reading »

Are Republicans Prepared to Deport Dreamers?

Voting for a 2018 Government Funding Bill Without Including Relief for Dreamers is a Dangerous Idea Yesterday’s White House meeting with Republican Senators made clear that President Trump and many Republicans are more interested in delaying action and obstructing progress than resolving the status of America’s Dreamers. Said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Congress must … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on White House Immigration Meeting: When are Republicans Going to Get Serious and Sit Down with Democrats?

“Partisan meetings, bluster about poison pills and delay tactics will not get it done” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, regarding today’s scheduled meeting between President Trump and Senate Republicans about immigration, with a particular focus on resolving the crisis created by President Trump’s decision to end DACA. … Continue reading »

The Cruelty of Trump’s DHS Towards 10-Year Old Rosa Maria Hernandez Is Not an Isolated Incident

CBP and ICE Seeking Billions of Dollars in New Taxpayer Money to Put Existing Deportation Efforts into Overdrive The arrest and detention of the 10-year old Rosa Maria Hernandez in Texas last week has sparked national outrage, but unfortunately it’s not the only example of inhumanity on display by Trump’s deportation force. As the Washington Post explained in … Continue reading »

A New, Loathsome Low: Trump Administration Detains a 10-Year Old Disabled Girl and Separates Her From Her Mother

Rosa Maria Hernandez should be immediately released and returned to her mother The Trump Administration’s deportation machinery hit a new low this week with the arrest and detention of 10-year old Rosa Maria Hernandez in Texas. Rosa Maria has cerebral palsy and has lived in Texas since she was three months old. Earlier this week, she … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Ramp Up Grassroots Pressure to Press Republicans to Pass a Clean Dream Act by the End of the Year

Across the country, immigrant youth and their allies mobilize locally to pressure Republican members of Congress with petitions, rallies, visits, and calls In recent weeks, immigrant youth, local leaders and local advocates doubled down on their call for a clean Dream Act with over 55 in-district rallies, petition deliveries, and protests in 21 different states … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Abuses Against Immigrants Continue with Possible Deportation of Girl Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Arrest Without Warrant in Oregon

The Trump Administration, its officials within DHS, and its enforcers at ICE and CBP apparently know no bounds when it comes to immigrants and deportation. This week, we’ve seen one story about immigrants and deportation that exceeds the bounds of decency, and another where immigration officials flat-out acted illegally. 10-year-old girl may be deported after … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Report that Legislative Fix for Dreamers Likely by the End of Year

A HuffPost story from Matt Fuller and Elise Foley reports that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has told conservative House Republicans to expect that a legislative fix for Dreamers will be included in an end-of-the-year spending package. The following is a reaction to this report from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: … Continue reading »

Did Jeff Sessions Collude With Ken Paxton to End DACA Behind Trump’s Back? Sessions Won’t Say

For the anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, like Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, DACA posed something of a problem. They had ridden the Trump train specifically to curb immigration and end programs like DACA, but Donald Trump had also claimed to have sympathy for Dreamers and said he would treat them with “heart.” Six … Continue reading »

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? And How Will it Threaten 300,000 Settled Immigrants?

What is TPS? 11/6 Decision Deadline for 59,550 Hondurans & Nicaraguans: 19 Days 11/23 Decision Deadline for 50,000 Haitians: 36 Days 1/8 Decision Deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans:82 Days Mortgages TPS Recipients Would Have to Walk Away From: 60,000 Immediate Layoffs of TPS Recipients: 250,000 Employer Costs of Mass Layoffs: $1 Billion Cost of Mass Deportation to Taxpayers: $3 Billion The fast … Continue reading »

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