Wendy Feliz

Wendy Feliz is the Director of Communications at the American Immigration Council. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Feliz served as Director of Development at New America Media, after having worked at the Open Society Institute, and public radio station WAMU 88.5 as the Manager of Foundation Relations and Public Information. Ms. Feliz has spent much of her career in the non-profit world including with The California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in East Los Angeles and The Young Adult Institute and Latino Worker’s Center in New York City. Ms. Feliz received her M.A. in Public Communication from the American University in Washington D.C. and she holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New School University in New York.

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Sorry Trump, Immigration is Still Associated with Less Crime and Safer Communities

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Elections, Immigration and Crime with 0 Comments
Sorry Trump, Immigration is Still Associated with Less Crime and Safer Communities

Donald Trump opened a political rally in Southern California last night by sharing the stage with activists who have lost loved ones at the hands of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status. While no one can minimize the pain associated with losing a family member, Trump’s motive behind placing these families at center stage […]

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GOP Perfects Its Formula for Losing the Latino Vote

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments
GOP Perfects Its Formula for Losing the Latino Vote

After each of the last few national elections, Republican strategists prognosticated that despite their low support among Latino voters, the Republican Party could begin to win them over by talking to them about kitchen-table issues like the economy and job creation. However, they also warned that if the party didn’t find new rhetoric and begin […]

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What Are the Next Steps at the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas?

What Are the Next Steps at the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas?

The oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas are now complete and dozens of news articles and analyses have attempted to predict what the Court will decide. However, all that truly matters is the final decision rendered by the eight sitting Justices. This begs the questions of when and how do the Justices render a decision […]

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Supreme Court Considers President’s Executive Actions on Immigration While Thousands Rally Outside

Supreme Court Considers President’s Executive Actions on Immigration While Thousands Rally Outside

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas. While lawyers presented their arguments before the eight Justices inside, on the outside families, advocates, immigrants, faith groups, and a wide range of civil rights and community organizations gathered to demonstrate support for the President’s initiatives. The thousands of supporters in attendance overshadowed the […]

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What You Need to Know About the DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court

Written by on April 11, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Federal Courts/Jurisdiction with 0 Comments
What You Need to Know About the DAPA and Expanded DACA Case Before the Supreme Court

In the spring of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider United States v. Texas, a politically charged lawsuit about the legality of some of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The oral argument will take place on Monday, April 18 before the eight sitting justices. The initiatives in dispute—expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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H-1B Visa Cap Reached in Five Days for Fourth Consecutive Year

Written by on April 8, 2016 in High Skilled with 0 Comments
H-1B Visa Cap Reached in Five Days for Fourth Consecutive Year

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 was reached—meaning that in five business days, U.S. employers filed more petitions for an H-1B visa to hire a skilled foreign worker than the entire year’s allocation of visas available under current law. This means that USCIS […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Economics, Tax Contributions with 1 Comment
What Everybody Ought to Know About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes

Paying taxes is not only a civic duty, but in a sense, it’s an act of faith. Most Americans pay them dutifully and with the hope that they will be put to the best uses possible—but also with the knowledge they will one day collect benefits from those contributions. However, there are millions of people […]

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Jeff Sessions Affirms in Hearing He’s Against Any Type of Immigration

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Business & the Workforce, Economics with 1 Comment
Jeff Sessions Affirms in Hearing He’s Against Any Type of Immigration

Proving that there is no kind of immigrant he thinks is good for America, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called a hearing on immigration in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest this week, where he attempted to make the case that even immigrants with valid documentation are bad for America. Sessions pulled […]

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Georgia Board of Regents Sued for Limiting Immigrant Students’ Access to Higher Education

Written by on March 14, 2016 in DACA/DAPA with 0 Comments
Georgia Board of Regents Sued for Limiting Immigrant Students’ Access to Higher Education

The Georgia Board of Regents is being hauled into court, once again, over its highly-controversial policies that limit young immigrants’ access to higher education. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and Horsley Begnaud filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Georgia Latin Alliance for Human Rights and two college students with […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise Not to Deport Children or Immigrants Without Criminal Records at Univision Debate

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Elections, Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 1 Comment
Democratic Candidates Promise Not to Deport Children or Immigrants Without Criminal Records at Univision Debate

While many of the recent Presidential debates have uncovered little new thinking or policy positions on immigration, last night’s Univision-sponsored debate at Miami-Dade College in Southern Florida was different. The Univision hosts pressed both candidates on the issue of immigration, which allowed both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to make more definitive statements about what […]

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