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Donald Trump's recent immigration executive orders unleashed the worst political humanitarian crisis in recent US history. Here's how we're fighting back.

Juan Escalante: “It will be up to everyday Americans to uphold this sacred value so that it may outlast the damages caused by the Trump Administration”

USCIS Removes “Nation of Immigrants” from its Mission Statement In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday announced their decision to remove the “nation of immigrants” language in their mission statement. The change in USCIS’ mission arrives a day before the … Continue reading »

Norma’s Story: Fear of Deportation Can Have Lasting Psychological Impacts

Austin, TX –  In a new piece, Roque Planas of HuffPost outlines the journey through anxiety, depression, PTSD–and towards recovery–of Norma Herrera, a formerly undocumented immigrant living in Texas. Growing up with the fear that she or her parents could be deported at any moment profoundly affected Norma’s mental health.  Even after she became a legal permanent resident, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: White House Immigration Approach “Cynical, Harmful, and Transparent”

As the Senate gears up for immigration votes today, the White House and their hardline allies are increasingly unhinged and transparent in their real motivations. They don’t really care about resolving Dreamers’ status and are quite comfortable not fixing the crisis they’ve created. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “GOP hardliners are using sanitized language to cover up the ugly smell of a radical and, yes, racist agenda”

As the Senate’s immigration debate kicks into higher gear today, there is a concerted effort underway by Republicans to sanitize the immigration agenda and implications of the proposals from President Trump, Stephen Miller, and fellow hardliners. But there should be no mistake: Republicans are using neutral-sounding language and terminology to promote a policy agenda that … Continue reading »

Dreamers, Advocates, Immigration Policy Experts Kick Off Series of Press Conferences to Decipher Senate Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. As Washington, D.C. and the country tracks this week’s Senate immigration debate, immigrants, advocates, and experts kicked off a series of press calls to decode the latest developments and to outline the path forward. A recording of today’s call is available here. Information for the press call tomorrow, February 13 at 5pm … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Barreto in New York Times: “Democrats Can Win On Immigration”

Ahead of the Senate debate on immigration this week, political science professor and pollster Dr. Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions pens a must-read op-ed for the New York Times, reminding Democrats that leaning in to pro-immigrant policy is both the right thing to do and the politically smart thing to do. As Barreto notes, “Democrats have an opportunity to … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “La hora de la verdad está por llegar”

Voten NO en el plan de gastos, a menos que incluya una solución para los Dreamers A continuación una declaración del director ejecutivo de America’s Voice, Frank Sharry, sobre los últimos acontecimientos en el Congreso en torno al acuerdo presupuestario e inmigración: “La hora de la verdad está por llegar. El Congreso está a punto … Continue reading »

Paula Span for New York Times: If Immigrants Are Pushed Out, Who Will Care for the Elderly?

In a column for the New York Times, Paula Span highlights the critical contributions immigrants, including TPS holders, make to the United States elder care and healthcare industries. The piece aptly cites the following statistic to support its claims: One in four of the direct-care workers in the nation’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies are … Continue reading »

Trump’s Rubber Stamp Deportations Outrage Americans in Kansas and Rural Washington State

Law Enforcement Official and Trump Voter: “I didn’t sign up for this.  And shame on me for being short-sighted about this, but it’s not just.” From Ohio to Kansas to rural Washington state, Americans are increasingly outraged about the rubber stamp deportation policy the Trump Administration is implementing. The detention and pending deportation of Kansas … Continue reading »

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