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Here’s How Advocates Are Responding to the White House Immigration Proposal

Today, the White House rolled out a new anti-immigrant proposal which would use the fact that Dreamers need protection from deportation in order to pass a slate of nativist, anti-immigrant measures that would change U.S. demographics for the long run. The proposal, spearheaded by senior policy “adviser” Stephen Miller, would slash legal immigration, gut family migration, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “The Hardliners are High-Fiving; The Statue of Liberty Weeps.”

As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by offering up a spoonful of sugar … Continue reading »

White House Meeting on Immigration Tomorrow: Unbalanced and Unserious

Just like the White House Insistence on Poison Pills in Exchange for the Dream Act On Tuesday, the White House will host nearly twenty lawmakers to discuss immigration. The list of White House-selected invitees is an unfortunate reflection of where the Administration and Republican strategy seems to be leaning: it is loaded up with anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

DACA Recipients, Legal Experts, Advocates React to White House-GOP DACA Betrayal

A recording of today’s event is available here Today, DACA recipients, legal experts, and immigrant advocates gathered on a press call to react to news that Trump and Senate Republicans say they will not attach protection for Dreamers to the end-of-year spending bill. Now is the time to pass the Dream Act. Every day that Republicans … Continue reading »

AVEF’s Frank Sharry Responds to Momentum In Support of the Bipartisan Dream Act

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice Education Fund: The announcement that the President and Democratic Congressional leaders are making progress on the bipartisan Dream Act is encouraging. Of course, it’s premature to comment on the content of an agreement that has not yet been specified and signed off on. Still, … Continue reading »

Instead of Voting on the Dream Act, House GOP Pushes Bill to Scapegoat Immigrant Youth

Today on Capitol Hill, national organizations are delivering one million petition signatures to Congress demanding passage of a clean Dream Act. A legislative solution for Dreamers is overwhelmingly popular across ideologies and is increasingly urgent, with a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries. However, instead of moving the Dream Act forward, House Republicans are scheduling floor time for a … Continue reading »

Americans Reject Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Vision, Stand up for a Welcoming America

While we join most observers in recoiling from President Trump’s unhinged speech in Phoenix last night, a range of developments from around the country reminds us that Americans are standing up to his divisive vision for the country and rejecting his dark view of immigration and immigrants. Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to sign the … Continue reading »

RAISE Act and Trump’s Immigration Approach Face Fierce Backlash From Leading Observers

More observers are blasting the Trump approach to immigration and the RAISE Act, introduced last week by Republican Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA).  The Trump-backed bill would slash legal immigration by more than 50% by eliminating multiple family immigration categories (parents, siblings, adult children), eliminating diversity visas and reducing the admission of … Continue reading »

5 Takeaways From the Rollout of the RAISE Act

It’s un-American, but thankfully, going nowhere; the threat to DACA, however, is un-American and imminent If the goal was to generate universal condemnation from economists and position themselves in opposition to the Statue of Liberty, then this week’s White House-led rollout of the RAISE Act was a home run. The proposed legislation, from Republican Senators Tom … Continue reading »

How Advocates, Democrats, Economists Are Responding to the RAISE Act

The RAISE Act, a bill sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) and championed by the Trump Administration via Stephen Miller, was introduced yesterday, to the consternation of just about everyone but the most die-hard Trump supporters. The bill would slash legal immigration by 50%, eliminate multiple categories of legal immigration, curb … Continue reading »