As the Son of a Holocaust Survivor and a Legal Advocate for Syrian Refugees, David Leopold Reminds Us What’s at Stake for Millions of Families Abroad and the Values this Country Was Founded Upon As the fearmongering and intolerance towards Syrian refugees grows, starting on the Republican right but beginning to bleed into Democratic ranks,… Continue »

The reports from Paris and Beirut have been horrendous and America’s Voice stands in solidarity with the victims and their families. Already, politicians like Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are using this tragedy to double down on their attacks against immigrants and refugees. Can you imagine packing up your belongings and fleeing your home… Continue »

As some Republican Presidential candidates for office — notably led by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — are wasting no time exploiting the recent tragedy in Paris, a growing chorus of U.S. leaders are calling out GOP-led fearmongering and instead urging leaders and the nation to welcome refugees. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker said refugees are thoroughly vetted… Continue »

Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail are using the terrorist attack on Paris to attempt to enact new immigration and refugee restrictions in the United States.  Donald Trump and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), two of the men most responsible for the Republican Party’s anti-immigration platform, are leading the charge as much of the GOP—and some… Continue »

Can you imagine packing all of your belongings and moving to a new country? I remember moving to the United States when I was 11 years old. My family left everything they had back in Venezuela in order to give my brothers and I better opportunities, a better education, and a chance at a better… Continue »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Trump’s Call to Expel All Syrian Refugees Yesterday, while speaking in New Hampshire, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reiterated his support for the inhumane 1950s mass deportation undertaking known as “Operation Wetback.” He also found new vulnerable targets to attack. Trump pledged that, as president, he would seek to expel all Syrian refugees:… Continue »

He’s back. Congressional lawmakers have returned from their summer recess, and immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez wasted no time speaking out “about the number one topic in Latino neighborhoods in America: Donald Trump.” Stationed in between two large photos of leading Republican candidate Donald Trump and Pope Francis, Rep. Gutierrez declared the Pontiff’s upcoming visit to the United… Continue »

Pope Francis will personally bless a group of undocumented immigrants and refugees when he visits the United States later this month, reports ABC News: The Sept. 25 encounter with about 150 mostly Spanish-speaking New Yorkers “is about the values and the message that he has articulated as pope,” the head of New York’s Catholic Charities,… Continue »

Today, 136 House Democrats sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson asking the administration to end its family detention policy. The letter, which includes a majority of House Democrats, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, was spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Luis Gutiérrez. “We cannot hear reports… Continue »

This morning, nearly a dozen members of Congress, including Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Rep. Lucille Royball-Allard, held a press conference calling for the Department of Homeland Security to end its controversial family detention program. The House Democrats were joined by Dree Collopy, a pro bono attorney who has met with detained families,… Continue »