The Iowa Caucus is finally here, and America’s Voice has been on the ground in Des Moines telling the story of the 2020 Democratic caucus through the lens of Latino and immigrant voters. Voters of color have often been ignored by mainstream Democrats campaigning in Iowa, a state that is more than 90% white. And… Continue »

Republicans Senators will be targeted from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a measure to revoke President Trump’s national emergency declaration, America’s Voice today launched online ads to hold Senator Joni Ernst accountable for… Continue »

Today is the 10th anniversary of an immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, one of the largest workplace raids of all time, which led to the arrests of almost 400 people and decimated a small but diversifying town. Postville is still known for the anti-immigrant brutality that was shown that day — during the raid, enforcement… Continue »

“Do not be afraid.  Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.  No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” Acts 18: 9-10 On behalf of the Trinity Cluster Catholic community (parishes in Postville, Monona and McGregor) and the Tenth Anniversary Committee of… Continue »

A Decade After Largest-Ever Immigration Raid Devastated Postville, IA, Morristown, TN is Reeling From Another Raid, Destruction of Families A recording of the call is available here Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the mass workplace raid on Agriprocessors in Postville, IA, another immigration raid was conducted, this time at a meat processing plant outside of Morristown, TN… Continue »

Public Invited to Remember and Recommit to Significant Action POSTVILLE, Iowa – On Friday, May 11, 2018, the tenth anniversary of the Postville, Iowa, Immigration Raid will be observed in Postville.  It will be a time to remember the 389 persons arrested on May 12, 2008, to recognize this defining moment as a Summons to challenge… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, President Trump and fellow hardliners are on the wrong side of American public opinion, as new analysis and new Iowa polling each make clear. At Vox, Dylan Matthews analyzes a range of immigration public opinion in a piece titled, “Polls Show Americans are Closer to Democrats than Donald Trump on… Continue »

A new blog post from Van Le, Digital Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, runs through an important immigration-related development that many have missed: President Trump’s commutation of a sentence for serial immigrant-abuser Sholom Rubashkin, of Agriprocessors infamy.  Le writes: Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville,… Continue »

Last night, Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant that was the site of a huge immigration raid in 2008. Rubashkin, after the raid, was charged for immigration-related offenses but ultimately went to prison for bank fraud. Before being freed, he served… Continue »

Last Friday, Iowa Dreamers, community leaders, and allies gathered outside the Des Moines federal building to tell their members of Congress to support the Dream Act and TPS. The building is home to the offices of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Rep. David Young (R-IA). Read more about Iowa’s Dreamers here.… Continue »