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Frank Sharry Reacts to Jeff Sessions Grandstanding at Border

The following is a quote from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the appearance and speech of Attorney General Jeff Sessions today at the southwestern border: Attorney General Sessions is grandstanding at the border in an attempt to look tough and scare immigrants. It’s yet another example of the Trump … Continue reading »

Latest in Trump/Kelly Extreme Immigration Plans: Separate Parents, Children at the Border

When it comes to US immigration policy, what Trump has said is that he wants to deport “bad hombres” in order to better protect Americans. What Trump, abetted by DHS Secretary John Kelly, has done in practice is devise and implement some of the cruelest possible ways to sow fear among immigrants and separate their … Continue reading »

As Speaker Ryan Visits the US/Mexico Border, Over 50 Organizations Urge Him to Stand with America Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

Washington, DC – Just one day after the Department of Homeland Security released extensive, Draconian memos on how to implement Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan traveled to the US/Mexico border.  In response, over fifty immigration, refugee, faith, labor, and legal service organizations sent the House Speaker a public letter, … Continue reading »

So Much For Trump’s “Out Of Control” Border Claim: Undocumented Immigrant Population In US Lowest Since 2003

It’s sounding like all that heated rhetoric from Republican candidates about an uncontrollable, porous border is turning out to be exactly that — rhetoric. A new study from the Center for Migration Studies has found that the total undocumented immigrant population in the United States declined to 10.9 million in 2014, making it the lowest … Continue reading »