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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Congress Must Pass the Dream and Promise Act to Protect Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders In a new story for PRI, Amy Bracken portrays the stories of Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their families back home, who now face devastating risks if they lose their legal status as a result of the Trump… Continue »

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 »

The following is a statement by Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberia: At the 11th hour, Trump is attempting to offer a solution to a problem that he created.  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced… Continue »

Congress Must Pass Dream and Promise Act Countdown to DED Expiration: 3 Days After this Sunday, March 31st, thousands of Liberians protected under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) will lose their legal immigration status. As a result, Liberians who have lived in the U.S. for decades will be put at risk of deportation and family separation.… Continue »

Highlights Display Need for Congress to Pass Dream and Promise Act to Protect Families from Deportation Countdown to DED Expiration: 4 Days A year ago, the Trump administration unlawfully terminated the Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) program for thousands of Liberians, some of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. As the March… Continue »