A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

Lawrence Downes, formerly an editorial writer for the New York Times, pens a must-read op-ed in the Los Angeles Times today: “Republicans weaponized ‘amnesty’ to make undocumented immigrants suffer. Let’s take it back.” Downes writes like few others and has long captured the nuances of the immigration debate and the humanity of immigrants with rare… Continue »

The fight for permanent residency continues because “The stakes are too high” Brooklyn, New York– In a new article for the Haitian Times, reporter Larissa Karr highlights the stories of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from Haiti fighting to protect their lives and families in the United States. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the… Continue »

Trump Chooses Politics & Ideology over Public Health and Safety Every Time Max Boot’s newest syndicated column describes how the Trump administration “is not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste … in the name of protecting America from the coronavirus, Trump has been able to achieve a xenophobe’s dream.” According to Pili Tobar, Deputy… Continue »

>> Take action below! Use our map to tweet your Senators about the #HeroesAct  Last week, House Democrats passed the #HeroesAct, a stimulus bill which will help fund cities, states, and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the stimulus bills that came before it, the Heroes Act recognizes all American workers and taxpayers, by… Continue »

This evening, the House of Representatives approved the HEROES Act, a major bill that strengthens the nation’s response to COVID-19. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We salute Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats for putting forward and passing the HEROES Act. The legislation speaks loudly and clearly… Continue »

“To effectively confront a crisis that affects all of us, we need to respond with a strategy that includes all of us” This evening, as the House of Representatives considers H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, Republicans have offered an amendment – known as a Motion to Recommit – in an attempt to gut the overall… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “The way for all of us to conquer the virus is to include all of us in the emergency response.”   Later today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the HEROES Act. America’s Voice strongly recommends a “Yes” vote. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of… Continue »

Here Are Some Examples The HEROES Act, expected to be voted on late today, champions the crucial contributions that essential workers and their families, including immigrants, make to our nationwide response to this once-in-a-century crisis. This bill stands in sharp contrast to the top legislative priority of Republicans, which is to shield companies from any… Continue »

On Wednesday, May 13, the House Committee on Homeland Security hosted a virtual forum to discuss the role immigrants have played in the current pandemic and some of the specific issues the community is facing during the crisis. From the overwhelming number of outbreaks in immigration detention facilities to the unsafe working conditions many have… Continue »