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This Was A Defining Week For Republicans on Immigration

“The onus is now on the President and his party. It’s their strategy and it’s their responsibility.” “Democrats, when the next spending bill comes forward, fight them and not each other; ensure that accountability, guardrails and requirements are written into the law.” Yesterday, the House passed the Senate version of an emergency spending bill to … Continue reading »

Faced with a Bill that Ensures Basic Humanitarian Standards in Immigration Processing and Detention, Republicans and Trump Overwhelmingly Oppose It

With almost every single Democrat supporting and almost every single Republican opposing, the House of Representatives passed a funding bill to address the refugee and humanitarian crisis at the border last night on a vote of 230-195.  [The Republican- controlled Senate seems poised to reject this bill in a vote today.] The House-passed bill comes … Continue reading »

“We are in the midst of a human rights crisis that should shake us to our core”

Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice issued the following statement: We are in the midst of a human rights crisis that should shake us to our core. We are pursuing cruelty as a matter of policy. This administration, in our name and with our tax dollars, is careening from wanton cruelty to the depths … Continue reading »

While McConnell Blocks Everything in DC, New York State Moves Forward on Driver’s Licenses

Advocates Secure Restoration of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in the Empire State New York State passed a bill that will allow everyone, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain a license to drive legally in the state. Advocates for immigrant communities and their allies across the state won a tremendous victory for public safety, … Continue reading »

2020 Elections: Here Are the Democratic Candidates’ Immigration Plans

Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign will likely focus on extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric with the hopes of dividing and distracting voters. This is his go-to strategy despite its serious track record of failure. His xenophobia has not only backfired electorally — it has also backfired as policy. The last two years of his Administration have been … Continue reading »

Elections Matter: House Democrats Take Big Step On Journey to Modernize Our Immigration System

A Powerful Victory for the Common Sense and the Problem-Solving Americans Want from their Elected Leaders Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding yesterday’s passage of the American Dream and Promise Act: For years, Democrats have promised to make immigration reform a priority, and for … Continue reading »

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 »

America’s Voice Recommends Passage of American Dream and Promise Act With No Damaging Amendments

Congress Should Act on the Will of the American People and Pass Permanent Protections for Dreamers and TPS and DED Holders On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth – Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Dream and TPS House Votes: “Yesterday, We Moved Towards a More Expansive and Welcoming America”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, after yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee passage of new and permanent protections for Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients. Yesterday, we moved towards a more expansive and welcoming America. The House Judiciary Democrats approved a strong bill that creates a roadmap to citizenship … Continue reading »