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Congressional Democrats Launch Tweetstorm In Support of DACA

On Twitter today, Dreamers, supporters, and advocates from across the country made it clear that they support DACA and will not allow Donald Trump to rescind the program without a fight. Dear @realDonaldTrump, If you end DACA, we will make your life impossible. Signed, The 5 million who marched on January 21st#DefendDACA — Women’s March (@womensmarch) … Continue reading »

53 Democrats Send Letter to Sessions Demanding Answers on Sanctuary City Grant Restrictions

Fifty-three Democrats from the House and Senate today released a letter calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for holding violence prevention funds hostage in an attempt to force cities to toe the Trump Administration’s line on sanctuary cities. Last month, Sessions announced that cities which want to continue receiving federal grants for local law enforcement … Continue reading »

Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force

Today, 19 Senators released a letter to the chairs and ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for decreased funding for President Trump’s deportation force and detention beds, and insisting that no money be used to fund a “costly and unnecessary border wall.” Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: The Trump Administration … Continue reading »

Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced Funds for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

This afternoon, Senators Harris (D-CA), Menendez (D-NJ), and Hirono (D-HI) joined immigrants and advocates to urge their congressional colleagues to reduce funding for Trump’s deportation budget. A recording of today’s event is available here. The call follows the release of a letter, sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, from … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to House Passage of HR 2213

“We won’t forget.” Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2213, a bill that will allow President Trump to lower the hiring standards for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, an agency already notorious for its corruption. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, We are not surprised that Republicans are helping Trump … Continue reading »

Advocates, Democrats to John Kelly: Use Powers of Discretion on Immigration and Deportation

Advocates have not been happy with DHS Secretary John Kelly and his blind implementation of Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. Neither are Senate Democrats, according to a new Huffington Post piece by Elise Foley. In January, 37 Senate Democrats voted to confirm Kelly. But what they thought they would get from him — a man of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Reps. Roybal-Allard, Napolitano, and Jayapal: ‘Harsh Immigration Policies, Deportations Harm Children’

On the heels of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, Representatives Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Napolitano (D-CA), and Jayapal (D-WA) have a new, joint op-ed for The Hill on the psychological trauma generated by Trump’s immigration orders and similar state-based policies, including the Texas “show-me-your-papers” SB4 law. “Harsh U.S. immigration policies are causing mental, social harm to American children” … Continue reading »

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