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,... Continue »
Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will testify before the House Appropriations Committee on behalf of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for DHS. Ahead of Sec. Nielsen’s hearing, and amidst the Trump Administration’s ongoing fear-mongering about immigrants and the state of border security,... Continue »
Yesterday, on Twitter and during a speech in West Virginia, President Trump was again at his unhinged, hateful and fact-free worst. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Yesterday, President Trump, once again, dragged the presidency down into the fever swamps of the... Continue »
A Is For America podcast
*** The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Laura Martin, Associate Director for the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, the Trump Administration announced the deployment... Continue »
He talks tough and beats his chest – just days after torpedoing a huge opportunity to enact significant border security legislation along with the Dream Act The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops... Continue »
Key Observers Agree: Trump Killed DACA, Torpedoed Solutions and Sounds “Divorced from Reality” Across the nation, key observers are highlighting how and why President Trump’s laughable attempts to blame Democrats for the demise of DACA is falling flat. Moreover, Trump’s decision to end DACA and torpedo every attempt at... Continue »
In big news this week, the Trump Administration announced that it would be adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census — which advocates denounced as a terrible idea for a multitude of reasons. The Constitution requires that every person living in the U.S. be counted every ten years,... Continue »
Congress may be essentially done for the year, but the Trump Administration is moving forward aggressively to fundamentally reshape the way America treats immigrants and refugees. Just in the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen the Trump administration: Abandon ICE’s presumed release policy that kept most pregnant women out of... Continue »
A Is For America podcast
***   This week we’re publishing the third episode of our new podcast, “A is for America”, with special guest Zenen Jaimes Peréz, Communications Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, Congressional Republicans... Continue »
      This week we’re publishing the second episode of our new podcast, “A is for America”, with special guest Matt Barreto, a political science professor at UCLA and co-founder of Latino Decisions. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. Conor Lamb... Continue »