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Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill Exposes How Out of Touch House Republicans Are with America

“Family separation and mass deportation have become the end goals for these people who control Congress” says Immigrants, Families, and Faith Leaders Watch Facebook video here Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus that they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as House Republicans came to a stand-off on a Dream Act last … Continue reading »

Remember: Republicans Have Had SO MANY Opportunities to Act on Dreamer Legislation

Congressional Republicans are meeting this week for a two-hour discussion about immigration, where the GOP are trying to square the circle between Paul Ryan’s strategy on immigration and the Dreamers (aka letting hardliners do almost whatever they want), and a more bipartisan approach that could help save dozens of moderate Republicans from being thrown out … Continue reading »

Are GOP Moderates Behind Queen of the Hill Push Posturing or Ready to Throw Down for Dreamers?

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of yesterday’s Capitol Hill “Queen of the Hill” press conference about Dreamer legislation: “Are the Republican moderates behind the Queen of the Hill push posturing and looking for political cover? Or are they ready to throw down and … Continue reading »

While Congress Bickers and Trump Tweets Past the DACA Deadline, the American People are Standing Up to Fight for Dreamers

In the wake of yesterday’s DACA deadline, there are two evident truths: Dreamers face an urgent crisis – at the hands of Trump and his GOP – and, across party and state lines, Americans overwhelmingly support a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. In a new piece, Time Magazine’s Charlotte Alter profiles Corina Barranco, an Ohio DACA-recipient. Like any high … Continue reading »

Nationwide, Editorial Boards Take a Strong Stand For Dreamers

National and Hometown Papers Criticize Republican Failure to Advance Solution Last week, Trump called on Republican senators to oppose the bipartisan legislative solutions for Dreamers that could actually pass. In response, editorial boards across the nation are assigning responsibility for this crisis where it belongs: New York Times: “Trump Kills Compromise on Immigration” Unfortunately, Mr. … Continue reading »

Trump Crushes Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Dreamers

Vast majority of Republicans aid and abet Trump’s cruel hostage-taking Here are our key takeaways from yesterday: The U.S. Senate dealt Trump’s far-reaching immigration plan a stinging rebuke; 60 Senators said hell no, signifying it has no chance of being enacted. The bipartisan proposal that had the best chance of passing – the Rounds-King compromise … Continue reading »

Twitter Reacts to Trump’s Huge Immigration Vote Loss

…as well as to three other Senate immigration votes The Senate voted on four immigration amendments today, and all four failed to clear the 60-vote hurdle to pass out of Congress’ upper chamber. Two of the proposals, McCain-Coons and Rounds-King, would have provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers. The White House opposed … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Vote Recommendations: A Strong Yes Vote on McCain-Coons; A Strong No Vote on Grassley, Toomey and Heller; A Reluctant Yes Vote on Rounds-King

The following is America’s Voice vote recommendations ahead of today’s Senate votes on immigration: The choice before us is binary: vote for or against. At the end of today, the Senate will have approved a bill to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship or not. We encourage Senators to vote an emphatic no on … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “This week the Senate has a chance to do its part to end the nightmare that Trump created when he cancelled DACA”

As the Senate prepares to debate Dreamer legislation this week, Senators Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and a handful of others have announced a proposal that uses Dreamers’ lives as bargaining chips. The price for Dreamers’ freedom? Enactment of a vast series of unrelated, radical, racially-charged measures that slash legal immigration, turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda, … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Dreamers, Legal Experts and Advocates Break Down the Latest on the Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. After another tumultus week on immigration in Washington, leaders from United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Women’s Refugee Commission analyzed the White House immigration principles, the state of the federal immigration debate, and the next steps. A recording of today’s call is available here.  … Continue reading »