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Frank Sharry on Dream and TPS House Votes: “Yesterday, We Moved Towards a More Expansive and Welcoming America”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, after yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee passage of new and permanent protections for Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients. Yesterday, we moved towards a more expansive and welcoming America. The House Judiciary Democrats approved a strong bill that creates a roadmap to citizenship … Continue reading »

Here’s How Advocates Celebrated After the Committee Passage of the Dream & Promise Act

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Dream and Promise Act, which would create permanent protections and a path to legalization and citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders. The bill is one of the most significant pieces of pro-immigrant legislation to be voted on — and passed — in years, and many advocates across the … Continue reading »

The Dream and Promise Act Passes Committee, Heads to House Floor!

The Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a path to legalization and citizenship for Dreamers and TPS recipients, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee today. It’s one of the most major pieces of pro-immigrant legislation to be voted on in years. Next, the bill will head to the House floor, where it will … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Groups, Leaders and Experts Urge Congress to Pass Protections for Dreamers, TPS Holders Ahead Of Today’s House Judiciary Committee Markup

Labor Unions, National Security Experts, Faith-based Organizations, Faith Leaders, Elected Officials and Educators Have Asked Congress to Protect Immigrants Living in Limbo Over The Past Few Weeks Ahead of today’s House Judiciary Committee markup, hundreds of groups, individuals and experts throughout the country and across different fields have sent letters to Congress calling for permanent … Continue reading »

Dream and Promise Act Markup is One Step Forward to Protect Millions Who Call U.S. Home

As the House Judiciary Committee moves tomorrow to mark up legislation aimed at providing permanent protections for millions of Dreamers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients and their families the Trump administration has thrown into legal jeopardy, America’s Voice reminds Judiciary Members of … Continue reading »

Across Parties, Over 500 State and Local Elected Officials Urge Congress to Pass Permanent Protection for Dreamers and TPS Holders

16 Governors, 20 Attorneys General, nearly 100 Mayors, over 250 State Legislators, and nearly 100 Local Elected Officials from 46 states support legislative solutions for immigrants living in limbo In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), state and local elected officials … Continue reading »

Tax Season Highlights How TPS Holders Contribute to U.S. Economy

Increases Urgency For Congress to Pass the Dream and Promise Act, Preventing the Forced Deportations of TPS Holders and Dreamers With tax season upon us, Steph Solis at Mass Live reports that Massachusetts Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are making enormous contributions to our economy and growing our nation’s tax base. To that end, the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Termination of TPS for Haiti

Decision Provides Brief Reprieve, Does Not Change Urgency to Pass Dream and Promise Act U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz of the Eastern District of New York issued a nationwide temporary injunction preventing DHS from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS), for Haitians. The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on … Continue reading »

Sonia Nazario’s Powerful NYT Op-ed About Violence Against Women in Honduras: ‘Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You’

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Sonia Nazario has an op-ed in the New York Times that delves into the horrific and life-threatening abuse Honduran woman face on a day-to-day basis. Nazario portrays the dire reasons the Trump administration should not turn its back on Central American countries – it lies in the graphic stories of the … Continue reading »