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Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 7:18 PM

It’s time to end Title 42

Title 42 is an obscure public health law that the Trump administration used to prohibit entry to the United States for anyone except U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders) and their families from entering the country. Frien…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 5:14 PM

DACA turns 9 today

Today marks 9 years since the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Friend,  Today marks 9 years since the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On June 1…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 4:27 PM

The truth about what's happening at the border

Friend, You’ve been hearing about it for weeks on the news and social media: reports that there is a “crisis” on our southern border. With conflicting information from the media, prominent online voices, and elected officials, we’d like to set the record straight on unaccompanied minors and fa…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 8:45 PM

It's time to pass the Dream and Promise Act

Friend, It is a big week for undocumented immigrants across the country.  This week, not one but TWO progressive immigration bills will be getting a vote in Congress.  In addition to the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the Dream and Promise Act will receive a full vote on the House floor TO…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 6:51 PM

Support Essential Immigrant Farm Workers

Friend, In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began one thing has become crystal clear: we could not have survived the last year without immigrants. Immigrant farm workers have been on the front lines of this pandemic every single day harvesting and picking out the food that ends up in groce…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 8:19 PM

Racist, xenophobic ads are losing their edge

Friend, For the last 2 years, America’s Voice has been keeping track of and analyzing campaign ads that attack immigrants, stoke xenophobia, and inflame racism.  Now that the 2020 campaign season has officially ended, we’re ready and thrilled to share some of our results. We tracked over 1,00…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
January 21, 2021 at 9:29 PM

A new chapter begins

Friend, A new chapter in American history has begun.  Yesterday, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, woman of color, and daughter of immigrants to become vice president.  After the last four turbulent years of the Trump A…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 6:16 PM

Happy Holidays!

Friend, What a year it has been!  Needless to say, 2020 has been a tough year and one for the history books. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country, claiming the lives of more than 300,000 people as it challenged us to figure out new ways to work, study, and stay connected with fa…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Give back to immigrants this #GivingTuesday

Friend, If there is one thing 2020 has made crystal clear is that immigrants are essential to the health of the United States. Immigrants across the country have helped their communities get through the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring we are safe, healthy, and fed. Immigrant workers have given s…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Today's the day! Go vote

Friend, Today's the day. The most important election of our lifetime is officially here. There is so much at stake in the 2020 Election. From ensuring an economic recovery from COVID-19, to reducing the number of deaths from the global pandemic and guaranteeing support to frontline workers. F…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 8:49 PM

6 more days

Friend, This is it. The final week of the election. As we enter the homestretch, the stakes are even higher.  More than 66 million voters across the country have already cast their ballot. States like Texas, North Carolina and Georgia have seen record-high early voter turnout compared to 2016.…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 6:37 PM

Less than two weeks left. Are you ready?

Friend, We are now less than 2 weeks away from Election Day. This means we have less than 2 weeks to make sure our voices are heard on critical issues that affect us and our communities. From local leaders and initiatives to state propositions - and of course the next president - this is our o…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Stop farm worker wage cuts

Friend, Farm workers are under attack once again.   Last month, Trump’s Department of Agriculture announced that they would stop collecting the data that allows the Department of Labor to determine and set guest worker wages.  For over 100 years, the U.S. has collected this data to determine …
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
September 22, 2020 at 6:41 PM

Join us in celebrating National Voter Registration Day

Friend, We are just 42 days away from the most important election of our lifetime.  That’s right, the November election is just a little over a month away and the time to prepare to cast our ballots is now. That is why I am asking you to join me in celebrating National Voter Registration Day …
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM

Happy Citizenship Day!

Friend, Today marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of one of the most critical documents in our nation’s history - the U.S. Constitution.  Citizenship Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be an American. Let’s celebrate our citizenship by doing one of the most important …
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM

The real work begins now

Friend, The stage is set. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are officially the presidential nominees for the 2020 presidential election.  In the last two weeks Donald Trump and Joe Biden presented their election messages during the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 7:03 PM

Save the U.S. Asylum System

Friend, There’s no easy way to say this, but our asylum system is on the verge of collapse.  Last month, the Trump administration proposed a list of changes to the U.S. asylum system that would essentially bar all those seeking refuge in the United States if the rule goes into effect. The chan…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 2:39 PM

The Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA!

Friend, In a 5-4 victory yesterday, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is an incredible victory for the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, their famil…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 8:50 PM

The latest news on immigrant workers

Friend, In the last several weeks it has been more clear than ever that millions of immigrants — both documented and undocumented — make crucial contributions to our communities. Immigrants are working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic as doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, jani…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Immigrant workers are on the frontlines of Covid-19

Friend, Many immigrants across the country are currently working on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic.  They are the doctors, nurses, and medical staff in hospitals. They are the farmworkers picking and processing our food. They are the tech workers supporting our telework needs. Th…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Make sure you're counted

Friend, Today is National Census Day, and I’m asking you to take a few minutes to fill out yours.  The U.S. Census does more than count the country’s population. The data collected from the Census is used to determine how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed across the country.…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 7:20 PM

How you can help during the pandemic

Friend, Like you, we at America’s Voice are concerned over the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have been monitoring reports closely and taking all necessary steps to ensure our communities are as well-informed and safe as possible.  Despite everything else going on, our work to help …
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

Here's what's new

Friend, As always, the Trump Administration continues to spend its time demonizing immigrants and finding ways to make America a less diverse nation. Here’s an update on some of the latest immigration policies the White House is pushing. Last week, the New York Times reported that President T…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Happy Holidays!

Friend, What a year it has been. We at America’s Voice just want to take a moment to thank you for all of your support in 2019. This year, immigrants across the country have faced unprecedented challenges ranging from children in detention centers being denied basic needs to the Trump Administ…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 7:15 PM

It's Giving Tuesday!

Friend, The holidays are officially here!  Along with the tinsel and lights comes the opportunity to show our appreciation to those near and dear to us.  Today, on #GivingTuesday, I hope you’ll consider including America’s diverse and beautiful community of immigrants on your list. #GivingTu…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
November 21, 2019 at 5:43 PM

Leave a comment, stop the fees

Friend, Immigrants trying to adjust their status in any way have hit another roadblock. Last week, the Trump Administration announced that it wants to increase the price of many U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes — from DACA applications to naturalization to work permi…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 5:32 PM

What's next for DACA

Friend, Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and whether Donald Trump was right to end it the way he did in 2017. As you may know, DACA was fought for by Dreamers and created by President Obama in 2…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
September 16, 2019 at 9:10 PM

School's in -- welcome to Immigration 101

Friend, The immigration system in the United States can be complex and confusing.  There are laws, regulations, and bureaucratic practices that are difficult to fully understand. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has made things worse by changing our immigration system and making the U.S. le…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice Education Fund · [email protected]
August 28, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Your latest update

Friend, It’s been an intense summer for immigration advocates and allies. It seems like every day, Donald Trump and Stephen Miller are announcing new policy changes meant to kick immigrants out of the U.S. and keep future immigrants from coming in. Here’s a recap of what’s been happening in imm…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
August 19, 2019 at 6:24 PM

Support the farmworkers that feed us

Friend, Last month, the Trump Administration proposed harmful changes to the agricultural guest worker program known as “H-2A.” The H2A program allows immigrant workers to temporarily enter the U.S. to perform seasonal agricultural jobs. The proposed changes would make it easier to deny jobs …
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Mississippi raids ‒ what you can do

Friend, This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) devastated a region of central Mississippi when they arrested 680 immigrant workers at several poultry plants in the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history. Many of these parents had children, who were left stranded at…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
July 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Help us fight to end the border crisis

Friend, We have a humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico border, and it’s getting worse each day. The Trump Administration has done everything in their power to worsen living conditions for children and families seeking asylum at our ports of entry.  These are women and young children who hav…
Juana Esquivel, America's Voice · [email protected]
July 16, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Know your rights

Friend, I’m sure you’ve heard the reports, about President Trump planning mass immigration raids in major U.S. cities across the country.  At this point, we don’t know when the raids will begin or if Trump is just bluffing and doesn’t actually intend to carry them out. But, one thing is for su…