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To Donald Trump and GOP Enablers: Have You No Sense of Decency?

Trump’s attacks on Khan family a new low; what more do Republicans need to see from Trump before they rescind support? Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks against the Khan family are the latest, and perhaps most heartless, example of his campaign’s sustained attempt to stoke racial and religious animosity. Trump is, quite simply, running a campaign … Continue reading »

Immigrants’ Stories Among Most Powerful, Inspiring Moments of Democratic Convention

In sharp contrast to RNC, DNC embraced immigrants as part of America  At a time when the nativist backlash on the right is pulling the Republican Party in the wrong direction on immigration, it was notable and welcome that the Democratic Party put the stories of immigrants front and center throughout their convention and rightfully … Continue reading »

North Carolina Teen Pedro Salmeron Faces Imminent Deportation

Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration, in an attempt to deter illegal border crossings, had started to target recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite outcry from the community and increasing reports of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, these cruel enforcement actions have not stopped. Since … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Frank Sharry on Medium: “The Axis of the 2016 Election Is Not Policy and Ideology, It’s Race and Demography”

In a new Medium post, included below, America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry reflects on the significance of last night’s speeches at the DNC and looks ahead to tonight’s proceedings.   In addition to Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated and historic speech to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, tonight’s lineup also will include several speakers whose remarks … Continue reading »

Sorry Rep. Trujillo, But It’s Quite Clear How Trump Wants to Handle Immigrants: Mass Deportation

Today, State Representative and Trump Florida Campaign Finance Chairman Carlos Trujillo tried to obscure the GOP’s immigration plans, arguing that Donald Trump is “still forming a solution” as to how he would handle the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the United States, once the border was deemed secure. If elected, Trump will attempt to remove 11 … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Power of Personal Stories Help Rebuke RNC Depictions of Immigrants and America

Yesterday, we highlighted that the powerful primetime speeches of Nevada-based Dreamer Astrid Silva and 11-year old Karla Ortiz and her mother, Francisca, at the Democratic convention offered a humanizing rebuke to the portrayal of immigrants as criminals on display at the RNC. While a massive-sample Gallup poll from last week found that 84% of Americans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented … Continue reading »

Toledoans Unite Against Donald Trump’s Hate Protest Outside Trump Event at Huntington Center

Toledo, OH – Donald Trump’s rhetoric is unacceptable. He is speaking at the Huntington Center in Toledo on Wednesday, July 27th, and a group of concerned Toledoans will be outside protesting his message of hate. According to one of the organizers, Allie Lahey, “As the mural says, ‘Toledo Loves Love.’ That is why we are … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Reacts to White House Announcement of Improvements to Central American Refugee Program

Today the White House announced an expansion of refugee processing for Central Americans fleeing danger in the northern triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. As a result, there will be enhanced opportunities in the region for refugees to find safety. In addition, the U.S. is expanding eligibility for refugee resettlement into the United States. The … Continue reading »

It’s Official: Governor McCrory and Senator Burr Fully Embrace Trump Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Meanwhile at DNC, Undocumented Immigrants Take the Stag On Monday night, Governor McCrory and Senator Richard Burr joined Donald Trump on stage for a rally in Winston-Salem, ending months of speculation surrounding their support for him. It is clear now that McCrory and Burr have fully embraced Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda for the country, and they will be his … Continue reading »

Day One Speakers at DNC Highlight Inclusive Vision of Immigrants and America

Meanwhile, Trump cancels “Hispanic Outreach” event for the second time In sharp contrast to last week’s proceedings at the Republican National Convention (RNC), day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underscored a vision of an America that is strengthened by inclusive policies and attitudes toward immigrants. Karla and Francisca Ortiz: The most iconic immigrant-related moment from yesterday … Continue reading »