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2020 Elections: Here Are the Democratic Candidates’ Immigration Plans

First published June 13, 2019; last updated January 16, 2020 The 2020 Democratic primary has in general not been marked by major policy differences, and immigration is no exception. On immigration, the candidates’ plans are in near-consensus, with differences found only in degree and emphasis. Each plan recognizes the urgent need to create a pathway … Continue reading »

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Farmworkers

“This is a bill that will grant full rights and responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of hard-working immigrants and their families” Today, the House approved the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038), a bipartisan bill to put hundreds of thousands of farmworkers on a path to citizenship. The bill was the result of lengthy negotiations … Continue reading »

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: Farm Workforce Modernization Act Offers Hope and Legal Status to Farmworkers and Their Families

America’s Voice Urges YES Vote The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) cleared the House Rules Committee Tuesday and is expected to be debated and voted on in the House Wednesday.  America’s Voice urges all Members of Congress to vote for this historic, bipartisan legislation to legalize farmworkers and their families in a way that … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Praises Introduction of Visionary “New Way Forward Act”

America’s Voice today praised the introduction of the “New Way Forward Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives, legislation to address and reform a range of injustices caused by current immigration law and policy. The new legislation was introduced today by Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), along with Karen Bass (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. … Continue reading »

Newly Introduced Refugee Protection Act Begins To “Right the Ship that Trump and Miller Have Run Aground”

On Thursday, the bicameral Refugee Protection Act (RPA) was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). At a time when America’s commitment to being a safe-haven for refugees and asylum-seekers is in serious doubt, this legislation provides a map to how we reestablish and improve the refugee program, resettle refugees in … Continue reading »

Farm Workforce Modernization Act Makes Room for Future Reform & Bipartisan Collaboration

“Fixing a broken system can start in the fields and orchards, but it needs to spread far beyond farm country.” This week marked the introduction of legislation that supports the workers and businesses across the country who put food on our tables and are the foundation of the American economy. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act … Continue reading »

Farm Workforce Modernization Act Charts a Bipartisan Path to the Legalization of Farmworkers

Immigrants Put Food on America’s Table, Grow Our Economy and Turbo-Charge Our Ag Exports Led by Democrat Zoe Lofgren of California and Republican Dan Newhouse of Washington, a bipartisan group of legislators announced today the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. They were joined by an array of key Republican and Democratic … Continue reading »

Promoting U.S. Citizenship and the Inclusion of Immigrants and Refugees: New Deal for New Americans Act Introduced

Today, the New Deal for New Americans Act was introduced by Representatives Grace Meng (NY-06), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) at a Washington, DC press conference. The legislation calls for a new commitment from the United States to incorporating immigrants and refugees into the fabric of the nation by facilitating citizenship for … Continue reading »

“As Senator Graham performs today for an audience of one, those of us who knew him when mourn the loss of a leader who once fought bravely for great causes and now fights cravenly for a cruel man.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Gears Up for First Immigration Bill Markup Since 2013’s Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill Moving from a courageous champion of bipartisan immigration reform to a willing acolyte of the most xenophobic, blatantly racist and anti-immigrant president in modern American history, it’s been quite a journey for Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Today, the Senate … Continue reading »

TPS Venezuela Act Passes, Senate Must Act Immediately

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the House’s passage of the TPS Venezuela Act of 2019, H.R. 549, that will grant protections to Venezuelans and American families as the country continues to descend into further chaos:  Passing the TPS Venezuela Act of 2019 is … Continue reading »