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America’s Voice Celebrates Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

On Day of Bill Passage, Congress Must Not Lose Sight of Importance to Continue Fighting for Immigrants at Risk The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth … Continue reading »

The Dream and Promise Act Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor!

The Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a path to legalization and citizenship for Dreamers and TPS recipients, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee today. It’s one of the most major pieces of pro-immigrant legislation to be voted on in years. Next, the bill will head to the House floor, where it will … Continue reading »

The Senate voted to end the national emergency!

In a 59-41 vote, the Senate joined the House in voting on a resolution to reject Trump’s fake national emergency. Donald Trump has said that he will veto this resolution, and it unclear whether the House and Senate have the two-thirds majority to overrule him. But, this is a setback for Trump and a step … Continue reading »

The House voted to end the national emergency!

By a 245-182 vote, the House has voted for a resolution ending Trump’s national emergency. Soon, it will be the Senate’s turn to vote — so call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to end Trump’s fake national emergency! Read more here.

The longest-running government shutdown ever is over

After 35 days of shutdown, Donald Trump has capitulated and agreed to reopen the government without wall funding. Here’s what our Executive Director Frank Sharry said: Isolated, defeated and desperate, President Trump flew the white flag today. He has finally relented, agreeing to reopen the government he closed and to stop the suffering he caused… … Continue reading »

SCOTUS declines to hear DACA, allowing Dreamers to continue renewing applications

The Supreme Court took no action Tuesday on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a move that requires the government to keep the program going for at least 10 more months. The Trump administration urged the justices to hear appeals of lower court rulings that prevent the government from shutting DACA down. … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Immigrants win big, while Trump / GOP / xenophobia suffer major defeat

Trump’s effort to make 2018 a referendum on immigration mostly didn’t work. Trump demonized immigrants and Democrats in an effort to mobilize his voters, peel off independents and depress Democratic turnout. If it had worked, Republicans would have swept most of the Senate races in Trump states, held the House and limited damage in state … Continue reading »

High Voter Turnout Expected for Midterm Elections Based on 30 Million Early Ballots

More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump’s term. At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. And perhaps even more indicative … Continue reading »

Judge Hanen declines to rule against DACA, renewals continue

Last Friday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued his long-awaiting rulingin the latest legal challenge to DACA brought by Texas and a handful of other red states. In a surprise,  Judge Hanen refused to issue an injunction in the case, meaning that DACA renewals will likely continue for the foreseeable future. While only Congress can deliver the permanent legislative solution … Continue reading »

Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days

A federal judge has ordered that US immigration agents can no longer separate parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally and must work to reunite those families that have been split up within 30 days. Dana Sabraw, a district court judge in San Diego, granted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a preliminary injunction … Continue reading »