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Juan Escalante Reacts to the DHS Letter on DACA Confidentiality

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Juan Escalante, the Digital Campaigns Manager for America’s Voice Education Fund, in reaction to a letter that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson sent to Members of Congress, as reported by Politico.  The letter came in response to multiple inquiries from Democratic members of … Continue reading »

Reminders That Trump’s Plan to Deport “Criminals” Is a Pretext to Start Deporting Hardworking Immigrants

Washington, DC – Several recent assessments of President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to immediately deport 2 to 3 million immigrants offer reminders that Trump’s immigration plan would extend far beyond ‘criminals’ in any normal sense of the word, sweeping up hardworking people who have lived in the U.S. for years and by most accounts deserve a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Keeping NSEERS out of Trump’s hands was the right thing to do”

Washington, DC – According to the New York Times, the Obama Administration has finally ended the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program, a national registry of visitors from predominantly Muslim countries. This registry, established following the attacks on September 11, has been derided by advocacy and civil rights groups as a discriminatory tool used … Continue reading »

Nationwide Mass Mobilization to Protect Immigrants & Refugees

Over 20 states and growing! National allies set to build community, celebrate our immigrant heritage and defiantly pledge to protect immigrants, Muslims & refugees from hateful attacks and policies. On Saturday, January 14th, 2017, people of conscience all across the country will stand together in an unbreakable line of defense to protect immigrants and refugees against … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NY Times Editorial on Importance of State and Local Efforts to “Welcome and Support Immigrants”

A just-published New York Times editorial, “Proud to Be a Sanctuary City,” offers a strong defense of states and localities that are pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under a Trump Administration.  The editorial, which includes a link to David Leopold’s recent Medium post that explains how and why so-called “sanctuary cities” remain in compliance with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Study: Trump Fared Worse than Romney in Florida Hispanic Vote”

A new op-ed published in The Hill from Ali Valenzuela, an Assistant Professor of Politics and Latino Studies at Princeton University, and Tyler Reny, a Ph.D. student at the UCLA Department of Political Science, summarizes their recent analysis of voting precincts in Florida to explore how the state’s Hispanic electorate actually voted in 2016. Despite the national exit … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Democrats Need to Lean into, Not Run From, Defending Immigrants

In a new “Plum Line” piece, Greg Sargent predicts that: “No matter what, the Democratic Party isn’t going to back down from aggressively defending minority rights. It just can’t… [The Republican] agenda is likely to feature a major assault on various constituencies that will simply require Democrats to mount an aggressive, sustained defense of them.” The pro-immigrant … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Responds to House Freedom Caucus Anti-Immigrant Wish List

Today, the House Freedom Caucus released a wish list of rules, regulations, and policies they want the Trump Administration to revoke.  Among the immigration-related items are calls to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, erase plans for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and rescind the Morton and Johnson DHS civil … Continue reading »

New York and Seattle-Area Young Immigrants Offer Powerful Rebuke to Donald Trump’s Dark Views of Immigrants and America

While Local Leaders and Advocacy Efforts Continue to Speak Out for Pro-Immigrant Vision of America, Immigrants Themselves Offering Most Powerful Contrast to Trump Immigration Plans Local leaders and advocacy organizations continue to speak up on behalf of immigrants, offering a strong pro-immigrant vision that contrasts sharply with the stated plans and views of President-elect Donald … Continue reading »

Tech Employees and More City Leaders Stand Up for Immigrants

A diverse mix of voices across the country continue to speak out in support of immigrants, and pledge to fight a Trump Administration mass deportation push. Among the new developments include a sign-on letter from technology company employees; continued leadership from city leaders in Houston and New Haven; and a burgeoning effort to increase immigrants’ access … Continue reading »