Here are three fundamental factors to keep in mind as we seem headed towards a government shutdown: President Trump and the Republican leadership have rejected the bipartisan compromise proposals on the table that would alleviate the crisis. After creating a crisis by ending DACA and terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS)... Continue »
The family migration program has  been around since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their immediate relatives to the U.S. This law did away with the racially discriminatory national origins quota system from the 1920s. Through the U.S.... Continue »
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After a dizzying set of developments and ahead of a chaotic week in Washington, DC, here are five key points to keep in mind: President Trump created the urgent crisis for Dreamers and those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). While Trump’s tweets and Republicans’ speeches are trying to muddy the... Continue »
“It’s a time for choosing. It’s a time for action.” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s latest racist remarks and the current state-of-play on the fight to protect Dreamers as well as Salvadorans, Haitians, and those who currently have Temporary Protected... Continue »
Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives... Continue »
Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, issued the following statement reacting to the White House meeting on immigration: The results of today’s White House meeting show that there’s a deal to be had, and a deal within reach. Congress can resolve the urgent crisis for Dreamers this month. Every... Continue »
Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at... Continue »
See Spanish version here The news that the Trump Administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. is just the latest in a long litany of Trump Administration policies that seek to evict settled immigrants from America and restrict the admission of newcomers into our country. The following... Continue »
“President Trump Has to Choose.” In response to the Trump Administration’s demand for billions more for a border wall and extra agents, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued this statement: Today’s move by President Trump to insist on billions for a stupid border wall comes at a delicate moment... Continue »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
In a last-minute reprieve, Ohio father Amer “Al Adi” Othman was granted a stay of deportation, keeping him with his family for now and saving him from a removal that was scheduled for this Sunday. The announcement is a victory for Adi; his family; Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who... Continue »