Washington state residents, regardless of immigration status, will soon be able to pursue their career goals, following the signing of legislation changing certain application requirements for professional licenses. Last week, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed H.B. 1889, “which allows the use of individual tax identification numbers — often used... Continue »
New data reveals one of the strongest indicators yet that the U.S. refugee system has been steadily rebounding following massive cuts under the previous presidential administration: The number of refugees resettled in the United States during this current fiscal year could reach the highest levels seen in decades. “According... Continue »
Rally-goers discuss what's happening with DACA in the courts.
Read the first half of this post (explaining DACA and Dreamers) here. WHEN TRUMP ENDED DACA Since DACA was created through an executive order, presidents after Obama technically had the authority to rescind the program at any time. On September 5, 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-President Donald... Continue »
Listen to an audio snippet of this blog: “I think it’s great when people can help people outside of themselves.” Listen & read on how these inspiring individuals are lending a helping hand to refugees and migrants: https://t.co/D2L04Muar2 #WelcomeWithDignity pic.twitter.com/9FG5MwY53o — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) March 20, 2024 The vast... Continue »
First things first: Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) lied about the devastating story of a sex trafficking survivor to attack President Biden on immigration policy and cynically advance a debunked, right-wing talking point seeking to tie undocumented immigrants to violent crime. While Senator Britt’s response to the president’s State of... Continue »
Washington, DC — At a Capitol Hill press conference today and in a series of national and local columns, op-eds and Letters to the Editor (LTE), elected officials and local voices alike have been highlighting the economic and civic importance of immigrants and calling out the misleading and dangerous... Continue »
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Immigration continues to be front and center in Texas, where a GOP-appointed federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit led by corrupt state Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to block a successful program that allows Americans to sponsor Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan (CHNV) migrants that meet certain... Continue »
Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address this week will be Priscilla Martinez, the widow of a North Texas rancher who was shot and killed by a neighbor last year. Despite the aggressor having previously expressed anti-Latino animus, local authorities have filed no... Continue »
This week, the Supreme Court temporarily delayed the implementation of Texas’s S.B.4, the extreme “show me your papers” law that empowers every law enforcement officer to question the citizenship of any Texas resident and detain them. While a sound-minded federal judge initially blocked the law, that hold was lifted... Continue »
One thing we know about 2024 is that Republicans, with no record of accomplishment to campaign on, intend to make scapegoating immigrants their top issue. America’s Voice Senior Research Director Zachary Mueller recently told Kerry Eleveld at Daily Kos that he expects Republicans to make another “massive investment” in... Continue »