As we highlighted yesterday, the HEROES Act introduced by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats recognizes that the best way to promote the health and safety of all Americans is to include all essential workers and all American families in our response to the virus. This includes treating immigrant workers and their families with dignity and… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “At a time when immigrants across America are pulling their weight on behalf of all of us, it’s imperative that we as a nation treat them as essential members of the American family. All of us should mean all of us.”   The HEROES Act, introduced yesterday by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats,… Continue »

On Tuesday, May 13, Senate Republicans called a hearing entitled “Examining Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to explore possible ways of shielding business owners from liability during the crisis. Workers – many of whom are immigrants and people of color – are risking their lives everyday in industries deemed essential. What’s worse is that many… Continue »

If you Pay Taxes, You Should Be Treated Like All Other Taxpayers As Congress debates the contents of the next pandemic relief package, an editorial and a column in the Washington Post highlight why Trump and congressional Republicans’ punitive decision to exclude mixed immigration status families from the previous round of relief violates the law,… Continue »

“We must hold President Trump to his word that immigration status will not be a barrier to getting tested for COVID-19 or that seeking treatment will not be held against immigrants and their families or expose them to deportation or detention.” Today, the Senate passed the third COVID-19 relief package and the House is expected… Continue »

House Democrats introduced a COVID-19 package that includes much stronger provisions to protect public health and to ensure economic security for all, unlike the Senate bill which favors billions for corporate bailouts and leaves many people out. The House bill is more inclusive of working families, including immigrant families — an approach that will more… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the third Congressional coronavirus package currently being negotiated: Republicans in the Senate are pushing for an aid package that favors the wealthy and grants authority without accountability to the Trump administration. This is unacceptable. Speaker Pelosi is right to insist on… Continue »

House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act; along with H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020 On January 31, the Trump administration announced it would dramatically expand the existing Muslim Ban to include banning six additional countries from immigrant or diversity… Continue »

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 »

“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 »