For interview requests, please contact press@americasvoice.org As Politico’s Ted Hesson reported this morning, America’s Voice is launching a new project called DHS Watch. Under the direction of Ur Jaddou, a lawyer and law professor with significant experience and expertise regarding the making and implementation of immigration policy, DHS Watch will work towards transparency, accountability and good governance in… Continue »

Originally published March 30, 2018; updated July 10, 2018 Thomas Homan is the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration agency responsible for arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, who is reportedly retiring next month. A career immigration official who has served under six Presidents, Homan previously served as ICE’s executive… Continue »

Maria Sacchetti of The Washington Post is reporting that the “The nation’s top immigration and border officials are urging Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to detain and prosecute all parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally with their children, a stark change in policy that would result in the separation of families that until now have mostly been kept… Continue »

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The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Stephanie Teatro, the co-director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, a federal judge handed down another ruling against the Trump Administration on… Continue »

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this… Continue »

But Rep. Claudia Tenney Has Nothing to Say The story of ICE’s warrantless raid on an upstate New York dairy farm is drawing national attention and outrage, yet the local member of Congress, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22), is awkwardly avoiding the issue. The only related public commentary from Rep. Tenney has been a reaction from an office spokesperson,… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Melissa Michelson, an expert on Latino voter engagement and political science professor at Menlo College. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. In the news this week were more stories from the front lines of Trump’s war… Continue »

GOP’s Ugly Political Strategy on Display in Maryland and Arizona As attacks in congressional races in Maryland and Arizona demonstrate, and as we have been predicting, Republican candidates and campaigns are following the cues of the Trump White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and running hard on ugly, anti-immigrant attacks. According to Pili Tobar, Managing… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Bruce Elfant, the Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar for Travis County, Texas. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. In the news this week were more stories from the front lines of Trump’s war… Continue »

In response to the announcement that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will retire, the following are the reactions of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, and Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient: Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: In the mid-1990s, I met Paul Ryan when he… Continue »