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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 »

The Real Trump/Sessions Immigration Agenda

Families, Refugees, Religious Freedom, American Values All On the Line Donald Trump has begun to make sweeping changes to immigration and refugee policy that would build both a literal and figurative wall around America. According to Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice: “Trump’s physical wall has gotten much of the public attention so far.  But the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Is A Blueprint For Mass Deportation”

As the media focuses on who will pay for President Trump’s border wall, former AILA President and immigration lawyer David Leopold breaks down the breadth of devastation Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration will cause in a new Medium piece.  As Leopold explains, “Trump’s plan is a blueprint to implement his campaign promises of mass deportation, and it puts … Continue reading »

Florida House Dems Walk Out On “Racist” Mark Krikorian

Florida House Democrats didn’t even give Mark Krikorian a chance to spew his xenophobic propaganda to a full house during a meeting on refugees yesterday — they simply walked out. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant group founded by noted white nationalist and eugenics enthusiast John Tanton. Among Tanton’s … Continue reading »

“A Blueprint for Mass Deportation”: Frank Sharry on the Trump Immigration Executive Orders

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “President Trump’s immigration executive orders of this week create a blueprint for the mass deportation, build up his Deportation Force, stop Syrian and other refugees from coming to America and ban tens of millions of Muslims from coming to America. All … Continue reading »

Immigrant, Arab-American, and Refugee Advocates Analyze President Trump’s Forthcoming Executive Orders on Immigrant and Refugee Policies

A recording of today’s call is available here. As the nation prepares for President Trump’s forthcoming Executive Orders on immigration and refugee policies, leaders from America’s Voice Education Fund, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Women’s Refugee Commission, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), and United We Dream gathered … Continue reading »

Trump Launches His Deportation Force, Declares Open Season on Refugees, Immigrants, and American Families

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the array of extreme immigration, border, and refugee-focused executive orders set to be announced by President Trump today and tomorrow. “This week Trump begins his planned assault on immigrants, refugees, and religious freedom.  He’ll take steps to launch his mass deportation … Continue reading »