“We urge House leadership to hold a firm line against those who might seek to weaken these reforms or impose additional restrictions”   The following is a statement from America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry regarding the immigration reform provisions of the House BBB bill. The House of Representatives has published the Build Back Better… Continue »

“Enough already with the drama and delays. It’s time for Democrats to deliver on their promises. Modernizing our immigration system is one of them.” Washington, DC – As a whirlwind of hot takes and bad exit polls swirl, we can all agree on one thing: Democrats’ political prospects will be improved if and when they… Continue »

Today, President Biden announced the Build Back Better framework. In it, this Administration makes it clear that immigration will be included in reconciliation:  In addition, the framework includes a $100 billion investment to reform our broken immigration system, consistent with the Senate’s reconciliation rules, as well as reducing backlogs, expanding legal representation, and making the… Continue »

On Wednesday, October 27, hundreds of activists from immigration, climate, and care groups marched to Congress in hopes of sending one clear message to Democrats: it is time to deliver. More specifically, activists were asking Congress to deliver the following in the budget resolution:  Green jobs and infrastructure  Child care and medicare expansion  Citizenship for… Continue »

Senator Menendez, Latino leaders, Harry Reid and Democratic voters call for immigration reform this year, no excuses   Key voices are affirming the importance of delivering immigration relief to millions this year: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ): At an Axios virtual event yesterday, Senator Menendez reiterated his commitment to delivering on immigration this year. He expressed… Continue »

With Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, Americans expect Democrats to deliver on just immigration policies, Senator Harry Reid argues in a recent piece in The Hill.  The former Senate Majority Leader notes that his 2010 reelection proved that Democrats can fight and win on immigration. In that race, he took on a rabidly… Continue »

The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship by the body’s own Parlamentarian. This new hope… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC — On a press call today, immigrant advocates gave their take on the state of play regarding the movement’s drive to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants in Congress this year.  Lorella Praeli, Co-President, Community Change Action, said, “From the beginning of the year, we… Continue »

Join growing chorus of experts criticizing the Parliamentarian’s rationale for getting to no on citizenship proposals   A Who’s Who of immigration legal scholars has penned a letter to Vice-President Kamala Harris and Senate Democratic leaders that strongly criticizes the Senate Parliamentarian’s rationale for rejecting legislative proposals to put millions of undocumented immigrants on a… Continue »

A link to the recording can be found here. Washington, DC- Today, advocates and activists who mobilize immigrant, Black, Latino, Labor and progressive voters in key battleground states gathered on a press call to urge Democrats to keep fighting and win legalization for immigrants because of its impact on voter enthusiasm in upcoming 2021 and… Continue »