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Virginia’s GOP Candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie Doubles Down and Continues Race Baiting with Abhorrent and Misleading Ad

The racist 30-second spot uses images of MS-13 gang members in an El Salvador prison in last ditch effort to motivate voters by appealing to their fears Washington, DC – Republican Ed Gillespie released his latest ad attacking Democratic candidate Ralph Northam last night. In it, Gillespie uses imagery of MS-13 gang members in a … Continue reading »

Among Other Outrages, Immigration Agents Arrest Newborn’s Parents at Texas Hospital

ICE and Border Patrol Cruelty Needs to Be Reined In Washington, DC – Every week brings more troubling examples of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol actions that violate basic social norms and offend our sense of who we are as Americans. Below, we lift up some of the most recent, outrageous incidents. … Continue reading »

Columbus Councilmember Brown, Ohio DACA Recipients, and Local Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

A recording of today’s event is available here. Columbus, OH – On a press call today, Columbus, OH Councilmember Elizabeth Brown joined local DACA recipients, as well as local business and education leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Ohio and America. A recording of today’s event is available here. In … Continue reading »

Monmouth Poll Latest Evidence that Ann Coulter, Steve King and Mark Krikorian Do Not Speak for the Trump Base

Washington, DC – While Ann Coulter and fellow travelers may be up in arms about the prospect of a bipartisan legislative agreement in support of Dreamers, a majority of GOP voters support Trump’s move to resolve immigration issues with Democrats. New polling shows that these nativist elites do not represent the views of most Republican … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Coronilla-Guerrero Killed in Mexico After Being Taken by ICE from Travis County Courthouse

Arrested in February, Coronilla Guerrero’s wife told judge that Coronilla-Guerrero faced death if he was deported Austin, TX – Juan Coronilla Guerrero was forcibly taken from a Travis County Courthouse in February, deported, and according to the Austin American-Statesman, killed by gangs that took him from his bed while he slept. This tragedy again highlights the … Continue reading »

Urgency Builds for a Solution for Dreamers: US Businesses Step Up, American Donors Fund DACA Renewals

Washington, DC – Americans want Congress to pass legislation that puts Dreamers on a path to citizenship. Polling shows that even 70% of Republican voters support a legislative solution. Passing the Dream Act is fully mainstream. This is evidenced not only by the polling, but by the impressive numbers of American companies adding their names to the … Continue reading »

States and Courts Serve as Backstop to Some of Trump’s Immigration Extremism

Washington, DC – Across the country, state and local governments are standing up to the Trump Administration’s hardline immigration policies and are charting an alternate pro-immigrant and pro-public safety policy direction.  Meanwhile, the courts are providing a backstop to some of Trump’s overreaches. Below, we highlight several of these developments: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo … Continue reading »

HHS and DHS Reports: Trump White House Wants to Slash Refugee Numbers and Further Militarize the Border Despite Findings of the Administration’s Own Experts

Washington, DC – As the Trump Administration calls for slashing the numbers of refugees admitted to America and making huge new investments in border security, new reports on the subjects from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undercut the rationale for the Administration’s hardline push. … Continue reading »

Statement from AV Executive Director Frank Sharry on Virginia’s Second Gubernatorial Debate in Tysons, VA

Tysons, VA – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice ahead of today’s Virginia gubernatorial debate between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam: Tonight we will pay close attention to what the Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie has to say about New Americans who have made Virginia their home. We will … Continue reading »

ICYMI: PolitiFact Texas Grades Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Claim on DACA: “Pants on Fire”

PolitiFact deems Paxton’s claim that DACA confers citizenship status as “ridiculous” Austin, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been at the forefront against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and has continually made the false claim that by enacting DACA, President Obama was conferring citizenship for Dreamers unilaterally. But as PolitiFact notes, “It’s … Continue reading »