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Frank Sharry: As GOP Launches Anti-Immigrant Political Attacks, Democrats Need to Fight Back by Leaning In

Washington, DC, November 9, 2021 – Politico previews a National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) polling memo that promises that Republicans will once again run hard on immigration in the 2022 midterms. Nativism, along with stoking fears over Critical Race Theory and “defund the police,” represent the GOP’s latest incarnation of the “Southern Strategy. For more […]

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Frank Sharry: Americans Need Decisive Action on COVID-19. GOP Response: A Political Stunt.

Washington, DC, February 4, 2021 – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said today that denying stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants is his top goal today as the Senate debates COVID-19 relief measures. Reliably anti-immigrant Sen. Tom Cotton is also stressing this red herring and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) is offering an amendment today (Amendment 54) […]

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Frank Sharry: As Trump Fails to Protect the Nation and Unite its People, His Administration Points the Finger at Immigrants

Washington, DC, May 8, 2020 –  The U.S. economy is tanking. Tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives. President Trump has no plan and (while not wearing a mask) is washing his hands of his responsibility to lead the nation through the worst crisis of our lifetime. His reelection prospects are threatened.  So, […]

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Frank Sharry: Saving lives isn’t Miller’s priority, exploiting a deadly pandemic to advance Trump’s cruel and cynical agenda is

Washington, DC, May 4, 2020  – A New York Times report from Caitlin Dickerson and Michael Shear, “Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders,” confirms that White House aide Stephen Miller used the pretext of the pandemic as justification to circumvent Congress and advance long-sought anti-immigrant policy goals.  As the report […]

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Frank Sharry: Trump's Big Lie: “Catch and Release” is the Falsehood Used to Justify Cruel Policies on the Border

Jan. 10, 2020 – Yesterday, we highlighted how the independent and highly-reputable TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) released a new report based on the government’s own data that finds that 99% of asylum-seekers who were released into America to pursue their cases attended all of their immigration court hearings. As we noted, the finding eviscerates […]

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Frank Sharry: Trump administration insists that newly-arriving legal immigrants have health insurance

Washington, DC, Oct. 7, 2019 – Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: This is nothing less than a legal immigration ban, that stands alongside […]

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Frank Sharry: Trump tries to trade a million immigrants he took hostage early in his presidency for the release of 800,000 federal workers

Washington, DC, Jan. 20, 2019 – In a new piece for The Daily Beast, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responds to President Trump’s speech on Saturday. He urges Democrats to reject Trump’s latest proposal in which he offers to “trade a million immigrants he took hostage early in his presidency for a deal […]

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Frank Sharry: From a Memory Device to a Racist Rally Chant to a Damaging Government Shutdown, Trump’s Border Wall Has Never Been About Policy

Jan. 8, 2019 – If your head hurts and the government shutdown over a border wall strikes you as the theatre of the absurd, you are not alone. As much as Trump and his enablers put on straight faces and make serious-sounding arguments, this entire exercise has to do with Trump’s political brand, not public […]

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Frank Sharry: Tear gassing women and children fleeing violence won’t make America great again.

Nov. 26, 2018 – President Trump and his advisors see fear-mongering over the caravan and border security as a way to change the news cycle, benefit politically, and to justify even more sweeping and radical policy changes. But there’s no escaping the fact that his hardline deterrence approach has failed and is doomed to keep […]

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Frank Sharry: Enough of this political stunt at the border. Bring the troops home for Thanksgiving

Nov. 15, 2018 – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, regarding the deployment of troops: The election dust has settled, and Trump’s political ploy has been exposed. The President’s attempt to stoke fear about a group of bedraggled refugees seeking safety in hopes that Americans might be scared […]

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Frank Sharry: White House Political Rally Underscores Cynical Republican Midterm Strategy

Aug. 21, 2018 – As expected, yesterday’s White House celebration of ICE and CBP was an overtly political rally. It neatly captured Trump’s midterm strategy: inject race, immigration and “us vs. them” appeals at every opportunity. The purpose is threefold: 1) to excite white grievance voters in the GOP base; 2) to keep the focus […]

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Frank Sharry to the U.S. Senate: Reject the Nomination of Ronald Vitiello to Head ICE

August 10, 2018 – “As our generation’s darkest moral scandal – the separation of innocent children from safety-seeking parents – continues to enrage the nation, the idea of rewarding one of its architects is unthinkable.” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We strongly recommend that the Senate reject […]

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Frank Sharry: Don’t Fall for the Lies and Blame Shifting: Trump Can Stop Family Separation with a Phone Call

June 18, 2018 – Don’t be distracted by the side show in Congress. Don’t be confused by the lies, obfuscation, and blame shifting from the White House. Be aware of the cynical strategy we are all witnessing. With observers across America horrified by Trump’s family separation policy, the Trump administration is seeking to sow confusion […]

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Frank Sharry: Trump divides, denigrates and dehumanizes, believing some are worthy and most are not

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who is openly hostile to the majority […]

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Frank Sharry: Following Trump’s Latest Racist Remarks, A Moment of Truth

Washington, DC January 12, 2018 – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s latest racist remarks and the current state-of-play on the fight to protect Dreamers as well as Salvadorans, Haitians, and those who currently have Temporary Protected Status: This is no longer just an immigration […]