After Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Reform, Migrant-Led Organizations Disappointed with Democratic Party Leadership

After Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Reform, Migrant-Led Organizations Disappointed with Democratic Party Leadership

Some 200,000 immigrants’ rights activists flood the National Mall on March 21, 2010 in Washington DC. (Shutterstock) On December 16, the Senate parliamentarian ruled against including modest immigration provisions in the “Build Back Better” spending plan. The provisions were intended to provide U.S. work permits to a significant number of immigrants residing in the U.S. […]

“This is a Helluva Way to Run a Democracy”

“This is a Helluva Way to Run a Democracy”

Immigrants and their supporters march to the White House on International Workers’ Day, to call for legal reforms and an end to workplace raids May 1, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice Washington, DC – The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Senate parliamentarian’s advisory opinion on […]

The Immigration Policy Successes and Failures of the Biden Administration

The Immigration Policy Successes and Failures of the Biden Administration

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the end of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Rome. – Rome, Italy – October 31, 2021 By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration has—in its first year—rolled back many of the worst discriminatory policies implemented by the Trump administration that targeted non-U.S. […]

New Polling: 75% of Americans Back Immigration Reform Provisions of BBB Legislation

New Polling: 75% of Americans Back Immigration Reform Provisions of BBB Legislation

By America’s Voice Washington, DC – A new poll from Data for Progress on the immigration provisions in the BBB legislation finds broad bipartisan support for relief targeted at long-settled undocumented immigrants. The poll asked 598 voters whether they support or oppose “a proposal that provides Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants who pass a background check and […]

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres, America’s Voice The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship […]

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Activists wearing a t-shirt reading “Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Latina Power” at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017 (Shutterstock) By Rocco Vertuccio, NY1 QUEENS — Protected from deportation under the DACA program, starting a career as an electrical engineer is one of the […]

The House Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The House Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

By Melissa Cruz The U.S. House of Representatives passed two immigration bills on March 18, signaling that Congress might finally enact major immigration reform for the first time in over three decades. These bills—the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act—both offer pathways to U.S. citizenship for many immigrants with longstanding ties […]