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Juan Escalante: “At First 100 Days, Why Dreamers Aren’t Resting Easy Under President Trump”

In the latest installment for the America’s Voice Education Fund (AVEF) series on Trump’s First 100 Days, AVEF Digital Organizer and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante has published a Medium piece explaining why Dreamers are not resting easy in the midst of Trump’s deportation force, despite half hearted attempts from the Administration to quell their fears. Instead, Escalante … Continue reading »

Legal Experts and Advocates Speak to Upcoming DHS Progress Report and Trump’s First 100 Days

As Congress battles over a spending request, and whether border wall funding, additional deportation agents, and additional detention beds will be included, and as the Department of Homeland Security prepares to release a 90-day DHS progress report on the implementation and deployment of his executive orders, legal experts and advocates reviewed Trump’s immigration policy during … Continue reading »

New NBC/WSJ Poll: Support for Immigration at an All-Time High

The majority of the American people expressed support for immigration, believe immigration helps more than it hurts, oppose the wall and want a path to citizenship It seems the more American people listen to Donald Trump and his Administration rail against immigrants, the more they support the immigrants. The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll … Continue reading »

Trump’s Ego-Driven Insistence on Border Wall Funding is Hitting a Wall of Opposition: Democrats, the Public and Border State Republicans

What could go wrong? To what lengths will Donald Trump go to fulfill his considerable ego needs? Will he shut down the government unless he gets his way on border wall funding? These are the central questions this week, as Congress returns after recess to face the prospect of a government shutdown fight. Donald Trump … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “During Congressional Recess, Constituents Demand Answers on Immigration”

With Congress back home during the recent recess, constituents made sure to raise their voices. In her latest for the blog, America’s Voice Education Fund’s Van Le recaps the many efforts of constituents to get answers “on what their members of Congress are doing about immigration reform – and how they’re standing up to Trump’s agenda.” As Le recounts: Constituents are … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Advocates Analyze Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration and Refugee Policy

A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call today, litigators and advocates reflected on Trump’s first 100 days in office, offering their perspectives on the key topics of the day: the radicalism of the Trump/Sessions/Kelly deportation strategy; the case of Juan Manuel Montes; litigation related to the Muslim and refugee ban; … Continue reading »

New Report: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration: Yes, We Have a Deportation Force Carrying Out Mass Deportation. No, They Aren’t Focusing on “Bad Hombres”

Today, America’s Voice Education Fund releases a new report assessing immigration enforcement in the first 100 days on immigration of the Trump Administration (available in Spanish here). While President Trump has already flip-flopped on an array of campaign promises, deportations are proceeding in rigid accordance with Trump’s nativist campaign pledge. As we reach the traditional first … Continue reading »

McCauley Column, NYT Editorial Provoke Compelling Questions about Ohio Mom’s Deportation

McCauley Column, NYT Editorial Provoke Compelling Questions about Ohio Mom’s Deportation The headline of Byron McCauley’s column in the Cincinnati Enquirer about Oswaldo, Maribel Trujillo’s eldest son, is heartbreaking: “His mom deported, 15 year-old boy left with questions,” and so is the entire piece.  Just read the first lines: Deported mother separated from 15-year-old son … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NYT and WaPo Editorials Blast DHS’ Kelly, Trump Administration’s Approach to Immigration Enforcement

This morning, two of the nation’s leading editorial boards blasted DHS Secretary Kelly as well as the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement. See below for excerpts from new editorials from the New York Times: “Fearmongering at Homeland Security” and “ Torn From Their Families for No Good Reason,” and the Washington Post: “The Trump administration may … Continue reading »

DACA: A Dream or Just a Guise?

Will Trump deport Dreamers?“It’s time to speak up. Silence is acquiescence” Although Trump originally campaigned on a pledge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, once in office he hesitated. In an interview with Time Magazine, he said: We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud… They got … Continue reading »