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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A fight over a proposed voter initiative seeking to ban so-called sanctuary cities in Nevada is headed back to district court after the state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to uphold the entirety of an earlier ruling that would have kept the measure off the November ballot. In a 6-1 ruling, Supreme Court justices overturned part… Continue »

A mother detained by immigration agents during an interview in Las Vegas last week has been released. Cecilia Gomez was released from ICE custody at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona Friday morning. Gomez released a statement stating, “this past week has been some of the most difficult days of my life.” Adding, she arrived at the… Continue »

In a new interview with NPR All Things Considered, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses — clearly and persuasively — the implications of the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against California’s immigration policies and doubles down on the state’s safety first policies: …We’re simply doing what the 10th Amendment allows every state to… Continue »

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The surprise election of Doug Jones to the Senate sends an unmistakable message to members of Congress up for reelection in 2018. To Democrats, the message is that you have a progressive base that will turn out for you – if you… Continue »