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President Trump Set to Remove White Supremacists from DHS Program Countering Violent Ideologies

As we’ve noted, the real power in the Trump administration lies with officials bearing extreme nativist world views, including ties to the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements. As conservative columnist David Brooks characterized: “[T]he Trump administration is not a Republican administration; it is an ethnic nationalist administration.” Every day seems to add additional, and disturbing, examples that … Continue reading »

Detention Of Five-Year-Old Boy, Reportedly A US Citizen, Among Disturbing Stories Emerging From Trump’s Muslim Ban

More and more disturbing reports are emerging about some of the individuals and families detained or deported under Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. Trump has been aided in his efforts by rogue Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. According to reports, these agents have essentially become a Deportation Force for Trump, after ignoring a New York judge’s order to … Continue reading »

Two Chilling Takeaways from Week One of the Trump Presidency

One week into the Trump presidency makes clear two chilling takeaways. “First, the real power in the Trump administration lies with officials bearing extreme nativist world views and ties to the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements,” said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund.   “And second, Trump and his nativist allies fully intend to … Continue reading »

Chaos Reigns Supreme In Donald Trump’s White House

Donald Trump branded himself as the “law and order” candidate during the election, but his Presidency has so far been anything but. Just 12 days into his term, chaos reigns supreme in the Trump administration, following public outcry and legal challenges to his unconstitutional immigration orders, the firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the virtual … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Leaders And Activists Continue Protests Against Sessions Nomination

Civil rights leaders and activists continued ongoing protests against Jeff Sessions into this morning, as the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on advancing his nomination to the full Senate. The hearing comes just hours after a chaotic evening for the White House, after Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for declining to defend his … Continue reading »

America, This Is What a Deportation Force Looks Like

Our President Should Give us Confidence, Not Create Chaos The scope of President Trump’s radical executive orders issued last week are staggering. One week into his presidency, and Trump already has created a Deportation Force and a blueprint for mass deportation, and implemented a cruel, unconstitutional, and reckless Muslim and refugee ban that is sowing chaos across … Continue reading »

Advocates and Lawyers Decry Chaos Resulting From Trump’s Unconstitutional Refugee and Muslim Ban, Describe Legal Challenges Ahead

On a press call held today, advocates and lawyers for refugees and Muslim immigrants described the immediate chaos already resulting due to Donald Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban and outlined why the ban is unconstitutional and contrary to core American values. On the call, representatives from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) described the emergency … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Trump’s First Week Has Been a Disaster for America”

In a new Medium post, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice, reflects on the tumultuous first week in Trump’s America: “Trump’s first week in office has been a disaster. He lurched from issue to issue, trying to undo years of progress our country has made on health care access, the environment, and immigration with a stroke of … Continue reading »

Make No Mistake: Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders Create a Deportation Force and a Blueprint for Mass Deportation

President Trump’s radical immigration and refugee executive orders are unprecedented, dangerous, and contrary to core American values. Despite assurances that Trump is simply building a wall and focusing on immigrant “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders, including the building up of a Deportation Force, make clear that just about all of the 11 million … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Breitbart Agrees Trump Immigration Plan “Much Broader Than Expected,” Mass Deportation Force “Hidden in the Details”

We’ve been highlighting that despite outsized attention to the border wall, the most disturbing component of President Trump’s immigration executive order is that it creates a blueprint for mass deportation and follows through with the Deportation Force Trump championed in his campaign. Despite rhetorical flourishes and assurances that Trump is simply building a wall and focusing deportations … Continue reading »