Following the early morning passage and signing of a spending bill that does not resolve Dreamers’ urgent crisis and ahead of a promised Senate immigration debate next week, the following are assessments and reactions from Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, as well as... Continue »
The day after Trump said he was open to a path to citizenship for Dreamers, the Trump Administration proposed immigration legislation that asked Dreamers to make an unacceptable trade. In return for protections for immigrant youth, the Trump Administration is demanding drastic cuts to family-based migration and the cancellation... Continue »
McCain-Coons Initiative Step in the Right Direction Last night the Wall Street Journal reported that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) are planning to introduce a bill today that pairs the Dream Act with smart border security measures. Their bill is reported to be based on the bipartisan House bill... Continue »
Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech tonight, and it was as anti-immigrant as many had predicted. He touted an immigration proposal that would slash legal immigration by unprecedented levels while turbo-charging the Administration’s deportation force. He demonized immigrants and used tragedies to justify rounding up... Continue »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who... Continue »
On Tuesday, Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union Address, where he is expected to proclaim that the state of the union is strong before launching into his agenda for the coming year. But for many watching in the audience, Trump’s words will be the complete... Continue »
As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by... Continue »
Washington Post’s Greg Sargent and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Highlight Promise Speaker Ryan Made, But Has Not Kept, to Angelica Villalobos In a new piece in the Washington Post’s The Plum Line blog, Greg Sargent focuses on a promise that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made last year to Dreamer Angelica Villalobos.... Continue »
The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to congressional votes today. Last week, I was moved to tears of joy when Democrats stood up and fought for progressive values and for Dreamers. Today, I am moved to tears of disappointment and... Continue »
For a recording of the call, click here As the Trump shutdown continues – and after a powerful weekend in which hundreds of thousands of people turned out across the country and around the world to oppose Trumpism – advocates urged members of Congress to stop kicking the can... Continue »