Bill Introduction Is Cynical Politics, Not Good Faith Legislation Washington, DC – Yesterday, South Florida Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar introduced immigration legislation titled “The Dignity Act,” which we characterized as “a press release aimed at immigrant voters in her Florida district … designed to burnish her re-election chances, not a serious effort to pass… Continue »

America’s Voice reacts to Rep. Salazar immigration bill Washington, DC – Today, South Florida Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar introduced immigration legislation titled “The Dignity Act.” Her office describes the proposal as a “reasonable and compassionate approach” that “will finally fix an immigration system that has been broken for decades.” Unfortunately, a close reading of… Continue »

“We cannot sit back and watch another Democratic administration blow it on immigration.” Washington, DC – According to Bloomberg Government, Assistant Democratic Senate Leader Patty Murray (D-WA) is “as committed as ever” to seeing immigration reform move forward as part of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill currently stalled in the Senate. She said, “We… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish.  The stagnation of measures in the Senate designed to protect the right to vote in his country is another reminder that, without action on this issue, it’s very difficult to advance legislation on other matters,… Continue »

El estancamiento en el Senado de las medidas destinadas a proteger el derecho al voto en este país es otro recordatorio de que, sin acción en este frente, es muy difícil que puedan avanzar legislaciones en otros rubros, incluyendo inmigración y cambio climático. La lógica es simple y complicada a la vez. Si se suprime… Continue »

“He was a practical man who made his decisions with his feet on the ground, but he always also followed his conscience,” says former senior advisor to Harry Reid, José Parra Washington, DC – Former senior advisor to Sen. Harry Reid and longtime colleague of America’s Voice José Parra has published a must-read piece on Sen.… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated in English and Spanish.  Although 2021 is already part of history, it has left us with—among many other things—two discouraging and worrisome aspects: on the one hand, a new COVID-19 variant that is already devastating the world over and,… Continue »

Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of the January 6th deadly riot and attempted coup, powerful voices are speaking out, describing the threat and calling for action. Jean Guerrero’s column in the Los Angeles Times, “How the insurrection’s ideology came straight out of 1990s California politics.” “One year ago, a mob of mostly white… Continue »

Read New Medium Piece by Frank Sharry HERE Washington, DC – In a new Medium piece, “Fighting for American Democracy Includes Fighting for a Pro-Immigrant America,” America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry notes that “as we reach the one year anniversary of the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, the story of the threats to… Continue »

Gabe Ortiz of DailyKos Highlights Latest Installment of America’s Voice Ad Campaign Washington, DC – Writing for DailyKos, Gabe Ortiz highlights the Cesar Vargas ad, the second installment of the ongoing America’s Voice television and digital campaign that calls on Congress to deliver on immigration reform. Below, find excerpts of the piece “U.S. military member… Continue »