By Catalina Correa Párraga Latest Update: On March 18, 2021, the United States House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act in a bipartisan vote, bringing millions of immigrants one step closer to a path to U.S. citizenship.  The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 would provide more than 4.4 million Dreamers, individuals eligible… Continue »

Time for Republicans to Stand with the American People and Vote Yes   On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on two immigration bills, the Dream & Promise Act (HR 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 1603). In anticipation, editorial boards, impacted people and advocates are weighing in with urgency. With strong… Continue »

Haitians Face Violence, Devastation and Political Unrest as Deportations Continue under New Administration Haiti is currently in chaos amid political unrest, violence, corruption, widespread poverty and food insecurity in a country still reeling from a devastating earthquake in 2010 and other disasters since then. The multilayered humanitarian crises in Haiti have created extremely unsafe conditions… Continue »

Joe Biden to Haitian TPS Holders on Campaign Trail: “this is not the time to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians.”  On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden made a promise to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders and their families: “There will be no quit on my part as your President making sure the… Continue »

Today the Biden Administration announced it is designating Burma for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communications for America’s Voice, in reaction to designation: America’s Voice congratulates all of the hard-working advocates and organizations who fought for this moment and we commend the Biden Administration for taking… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   Earlier today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), advocates, public opinion researchers and a DACA recipient gathered on a call to discuss the upcoming votes next week in the House on legislative proposals to create pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. As speakers addressed their hopes… Continue »

President Biden and Democrats are going big, delivering results, and changing lives. Meanwhile, Republicans are stoking fear and furiously trying to distract from the Democrats’ successes and to scuttle progress by deploying strategic racism.  As Biden signs the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 package into law and charts an ambitious schedule for vaccine delivery, Democrats are… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here.  Earlier today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship was joined on a press call by Gary Segura of BSP Research and Juan Escalante, a Venezuelan-born DACA recipient and activist with FWD.us to summarize new polling conducted for FWD.us… Continue »

Since 1990, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been used to give protections for immigrants fleeing natural disasters, political instability, and humanitarian crises.  In addition to granting lifesaving protections to refugees seeking asylum from dangerous conditions, TPS is a beneficial tool that can help create stability and economic recovery through remittances.  In other words: the remittances… Continue »

Biden and Democrats Go Big to Change People’s Lives; Post-Policy GOP Goes Hard Right to Rile Up White Grievance Voters   A multiracial majority in America voted in Democrats to run the White House, the Senate and the House. Biden and the Democrats know that they have a window of opportunity to do big things… Continue »