Washington, DC — Ahead of the State of the Union and given the unofficial kick-off of the general election, America’s Voice has released several new products relevant to the busy politics and policy of immigration. Additionally, the findings of a new Wall Street Journal poll underscores our assessment of... Continue »
Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address this week will be Priscilla Martinez, the widow of a North Texas rancher who was shot and killed by a neighbor last year. Despite the aggressor having previously expressed anti-Latino animus, local authorities have filed no... Continue »
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice, previewing immigration and President Biden’s State of the Union address:  “During tomorrow’s State of the Union address, the issue of immigration and border security are likely to be addressed. We expect President Biden... Continue »
Last night, Republicans showed their midterm strategy, a rowdy and offensive message for the base, and a choreographed set of racial dog-whistles for the general public. While the House Members who roll with white nationalists, militias, and the insurrectionist crowd looked to cause a scene during the President’s speech... Continue »
In a preview piece yesterday in anticipation of Trump’s State of the Union address, Nicole Narea of Vox captures the scope and cruelty that defines the Trump administration’s relentless effort to reshape immigration by executive fiat.  Her piece, entitled Donald Trump didn’t need the wall, breaks down the series... Continue »
“Deterrence by way of cruelty, chaos, racism and suffering is not success, it’s failure.” At tonight’s State of the Union address, expect President Trump to claim “success” on his signature immigration and border obsessions. Below, first read America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry’s assessment of why Trump is, in... Continue »
Tonight is Donald Trump’s third State of the Union address, and some members of Congress — as they have in previous years — are bringing immigrant guests to the speech as a way to spotlight Trump’s horribly destructive changes to immigration policy. Meanwhile, the Spanish-language response to Trump’s speech... Continue »
A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today immigration and national security experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss Trump’s State of the Union address, as well as the first oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, and a potential national emergency... Continue »
Read piece here Austin, TX – There have been a number of powerful responses to the President’s lies about crime, immigration and border issues in El Paso, Texas during his State of the Union address.  In a piece published in Texas Monthly yesterday, Chris Hooks outlines just how President... Continue »
Last night, Albertina Contreras Teletor and Yakelin Garcia Contreras, a mother and daughter who were separated at the southern border due to the administration’s family separation policy, sat in the House gallery as guests of Senator Jeff Merkley for the State of the Union address. Albertina and Yakelin listened... Continue »