The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Why is the incoming Biden-Harris administration leaning in on immigration? Because the tectonic plates have shifted, creating a bigger opening than ever for pro-immigrant policy.  The key factors in this shift: 1) Trump’s nativism backfired with the majority of the public; 2) immigration as… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, advocates, public health experts and an asylum seeker gathered on a press call to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s new approach to migration that will undo the worst of Trump’s policies and build back better. After four years of cruel and inhumane immigration policies from… Continue »

“We look forward to working with – and pushing – the new administration to turn this vision into reality as soon as possible.”  In an interview published Monday evening by the Spanish-language EFE News Service, senior incoming Biden Administration officials Jake Sullivan and Ambassador Susan Rice outlined a new vision for responding to asylum and… Continue »

After four years of enduring countless cruelties from Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s campaign against immigrants, the recent news of Biden’s plan to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of DHS was a welcomed choice by many immigration advocates. An architect of the popular and successful DACA program, the Cuban-born son of a Holocaust survivor, and… Continue »

Latest Family Separation Report a Reminder that Broad Majority of Americans Sharply Reject Trump’s Nativism See Related Data from American Election Eve Poll at: https://electioneve2020.com/   Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley of NBC continue to report on horrifying new details related to family separation. The total number of separated children whose parents’ whereabouts are unknown… Continue »

The spontaneous public demonstrations of joy over the dethroning of Donald Trump and the triumph of the Biden-Harris Democratic duo resembled those from nations where a dictator was unseated, rather than a U.S. election. It was a type of social depressurization that was just as longed for as it was delayed, and the nationwide image,… Continue »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Biden-Harris Victory   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the evident victory of Joe Biden as the President-elect. Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. Congratulations to the hardworking campaign staff, volunteers, and organizers. Congratulations to the multiracial majority of Americans… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, policy and political experts who worked to mobilize voters and tracked the immigration issue gathered on a call to discuss the significant role immigrants and voters of color played in the historic 2020 election cycle. Immigration, once seen as a key wedge to be… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration   Key Immigration Politics Stories Americans stand with Biden-Harris vision for immigrants in America. The “through-line” between Trumpian racism and white nationalist terror attacks. The most anti-immigrant President in history cynically stages a… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention: Whew. We’re sure glad that’s over. Let’s leave all that in the rear view mirror. It’s time to double down on the work ahead to consolidate the majority determined to achieve a better, more… Continue »