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America’s Voice: Senators Should Vote YES on Resolution to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Frank Sharry: “It’s a fake national emergency to justify a fake solution which most likely will be supported by some fake constitutional conservatives” America’s Voice strongly recommends a YES vote on H.J.Res.46, a resolution already passed by the House to block President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular national emergency declaration for border wall construction. According to … Continue reading »

TWEETS: House Democrats Introduce the Dream and Promise Act!

Today, House Democrats introduced HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a permanent solution for immigrants who currently have DACA or TPS. It’s the latest effort to pass protections for at least some of the immigrant communities that the Trump Administration has targeted, and currently has over 190 cosponsors. Both components of … Continue reading »

Dream & Promise Act: An Affirmative Step Towards Recognizing Immigrants for the Americans They Already Are

“It makes no sense to ‘undocument’ those who are currently documented and to target the most-vetted immigrants in America – those who have had to come forward periodically to re-apply for DACA or TPS or what have you.” On Tuesday, House Democrats will introduce HR 6, the Dream & Promise Act,  to provide a permanent … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Recommendation: Vote NO on Trump/GOP Senate Bill to Fund Wall; Vote YES on Bill to Reopen Government Now

On Thursday, January 24th, the Senate will take up two bills. The first is a Republican bill that includes President Trump’s insistence on border wall funding. The second is a continuing resolution backed by Democrats that would reopen government through February 8th. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. … Continue reading »

White House Bill is a Scam: Trump Promised to Help DACA and TPS Holders; Instead the Bill Actually Guts DACA and TPS

This past weekend, the White House hyped President Trump’s speech as a good faith offer that would deliver generous relief for DACA and TPS holders. The the actual bill was released, and just the opposite is true. Not only is the 1,300 page bill chock full of poison pills on asylum, detention and more, even … Continue reading »

Trump-McConnell Bill is Filled with Malevolent Poison Pills and has Very Little to Do with Effective Border Security

With the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump continues to hold the American people, their government, and federal workers hostage for a border wall that experts agree harms border communities, the environment, wildlife, and is simply ineffective.  On Saturday, President Trump unveiled a new proposal in a feigned effort to end the shutdown calling … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo’s Greg Sargent: “Trump’s phony ‘compromise’ has now been unmasked as a total sham”

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Greg Sargent eviscerates the purported GOP ‘compromise’ bill. The entire piece is a must read – available online here and excerpted below: But on Monday night, Senate Republicans released the bill text of this supposed “compromise.” Surprise: It has been so loaded up with poison pills that it looks … Continue reading »

Congress, This is Not the Time for Public Relations Tactics. Open the Government.

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, managing director of America’s Voice, regarding the McConnell-Trump-Miller Senate immigration proposal: President Trump, aided and abetted by Mitch McConnell and Stephen Miller, is holding the country and 800,000 federal workers and their families hostage. Rather than wasting time with unreasonable, one sided ‘offers,’ Republicans must reopen the … Continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates and Policy Experts Gather to Analyze and Criticize House DHS Appropriations Bill

A recording of the call is available here. On a press call today immigrant advocates gathered to discuss the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations measures moving through the Congress, and to connect the funding process to the family separation crisis. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the 2019 DHS bill in a party line … Continue reading »

Here’s What You WON’T See in Today’s House GOP Resolution on ICE

When it comes to immigration, House Republicans haven’t done much this year — they haven’t taken action to defend the status of Dreamers, or passed legislation to protect nearly a million immigrants whose temporary protected status is in danger, or done anything to prevent the tragedy of thousands of children being separated from their parents. … Continue reading »