Today, by a 289-137 margin, the House voted in favor of legislation that would effectively end the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.  Following is a statement in response from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “This was a shameful day in the U.S. House of Representatives—for both parties.  We… Continue »

A bill that would slam the door on Syrian refugees is headed to a vote on the House floor in less than an hour. Unfortunately, some Congressional Democrats are ready to join this Republican led effort – effectively banning Syrian families fleeing violence from seeking refuge in the United States. By abandoning refugees, House Democrats… Continue »

Earlier this week, we noted the growing chorus of Democratic leaders from the Senate and House who have slammed Congressional efforts to close the doors shut on refugees fleeing violence and death in Syria. Now, that chorus has grown into a strong bipartisan movement condemning the baseless fear-mongering that reaches far beyond the halls of Congress.… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “We must protect America and protect refugees” As Governors try to lock their state’s doors to Syrian refugees, Congress prepares legislation to shut them out of America, and some even call for a return to internment camps, the human stories at the heart of this humanitarian crisis have not received the attention they deserve.… Continue »

Earlier this week, we noted the growing chorus of Democratic leaders from the Senate and House who have slammed Congressional efforts to close the doors shut on refugees fleeing violence and death in Syria. Now, that chorus has grown into a strong bipartisan movement condemning the baseless fear-mongering that reaches far beyond the halls of… Continue »

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 »