The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the House’s passage of the TPS Venezuela Act of 2019, H.R. 549, that will grant protections to Venezuelans and American families as the country continues to descend into further chaos:  Passing the TPS Venezuela Act of 2019 is… Continue »

Failure to Pass the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 is Another Notch in the Belt of GOP Cruelty  In a House vote yesterday, Republicans failed to act on their promises and affirm the need for designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela, thereby failing to protect Venezuelans and thousands of American families. The Democrats… Continue »

This evening the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), is set to vote on the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 that would grant an estimated 200,000 Venezuelans here in the U.S. work authorization and protection from deportation as their home country continues to erode further into a humanitarian… Continue »

In a July 11 letter to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli indicated that the administration will not designate Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Venezuela. TPS for Venezuela could provide life-saving protection for at least 72,000 people, ensuring they are not forced to return to the humanitarian… Continue »

Turning Its Back on Venezuela, Trump Admin OK with Endangering the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli’s announcement that it will not designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS): The decision by the Trump administration to… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »