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From One DREAMer To Another: Thank you for your bravery, Astrid Silva

Dear Astrid, How are you holding up after delivering such a fierce and powerful response to Donald Trump’s first Congressional address? I can’t believe the amount excitement, exhaustion, and anxiety that you must be currently experiencing. I know how hard you have worked on behalf of our immigrant community throughout the years, and that speeches … Continue reading »

Look at Trump’s Actions, Not Latest Words, on Immigration Bill Rumors

In the latest immigration bill rumors, a senior Trump administration official – probably Trump himself — told reporters today that the president is open to an immigration reform bill that could include a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants. The “source” is considering adding the topic to his joint address tonight. Though some have started to wonder … Continue reading »

Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

Washington, DC – President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Even by the standards of President Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries”

Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal piece entitled, “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries” reports that the Trump Administration’s decision to crack down on immigration could put American farmers, food companies, and builders at an employee deficit. This piece corroborates the claims made in a New York Times article earlier this month … Continue reading »

Cruel, Chaotic and Costly: The Fallout from Trump’s Mass Deportation Blueprint

Washington, DC – The Trump Administration’s blueprint for mass deportation, laid out in detail by this week’s DHS implementation memos, are set to be cruel, chaotic and costly. Trump’s radicalism on immigration has plunged millions of families into crisis, caused confusion, division and fear throughout America and the world and are unpopular with the American … Continue reading »

Editorial Boards Condemn Trump Administration Mass Deportation Blueprint

Administration Officials Say ‘Criminals,’ While Their Memos Say No One is Exempt Washington, DC – Leading editorial boards are condemning the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation laid out in the new DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, said “The White House and DHS continue … Continue reading »

Trump and GOP Blueprint for Deportation As Unpopular As It is Radical

Washington, DC – The DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement are just the latest in a string of reminders that the Trump Administration intends to pander to the small minority of nativists who make up Trump’s base instead of responding to the wishes of the broad majority of the American public. In poll after poll, … Continue reading »

Despite White House and DHS Spin, Media Gets How the DHS Memos Declare Open Season on 11 Million Immigrants

Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementation memos on immigration enforcement lay out the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation. While White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today attempted to deny and obfuscate this fact, leading media observers are seeing through Spicer’s attempt to throw sand in their faces. Below are just … Continue reading »

Legal and Policy Experts Analyze New DHS Memos On Immigration

A recording of today’s call is available here. Washington, DC – This morning, the Department of Homeland Security released their latest implementation guidance on Trump’s executive orders on immigration. Today, policy and legal experts gathered to analyze the far-reaching changes on border security, detention, asylum, and deportation policies of these policies. A recording of today’s … Continue reading »

Memos del DHS: Un detallado plan de acción para la deportación masiva de todos los inmigrantes indocumentados

Washington, DC – Compartimos el siguiente comunicado de Lynn Tramonte, subdirectora de America’s Voice Education Fund, en reacción a la divulgación de los memos de implementación de las leyes de inmigración, del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS). “Estos memos son un plan detallado para la deportación masiva de 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados que viven en … Continue reading »