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Immigration and Civil Rights Advocates Deliver 290,000 Petitions to Senate Offices

On Monday, April 3, United We Dream advocates delivered petitions — 290,000 of them —  gathered by United We Dream, CREDO, ACLU, Detention Watch Network, Church World Service, and America’s Voice to ask that the Senate Democrats who have committed to vote against funding President Donald Trump’s expansion of federal immigration forces and the border … Continue reading »

Members of Congress, Legal Experts, Advocates: Trump Should Keep Hands Off of Funding Protecting Communities

Donald Trump is at it again — continuing his war on immigrants, this time by announcing that he wants to take away funding protecting communities by making immigrant-friendly jurisdictions ineligible for Department of Justice grants. It’s a heavy-handed, intrusive-government move that many are saying is unconstitutional. Other arguments against the move include: The fact that … Continue reading »

Broad Range of 400+ Organizations Urge Congressional Leaders to Reject Funding for Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan and Border Wall

In response to President Trump’s supplemental funding request for a down payment on his mass deportation plan and a border wall, a broad range of more than 400 organizations have signed on to a letter urging congressional leaders to reject the president’s request. Advocates to Congress: deny “excessive and unnecessary” request In a letter to Senate … Continue reading »

Advocates Are Not Buying What Trump is Saying on Immigration

…Not When There’s a Mass Deportation Agenda in Place After a joint address to Congress last night in which Trump was not quite as provocative on immigration as he usually is, some have expressed hopes that Trump is coming around on immigration legislation. We at America’s Voice definitely don’t buy the idea that he’s “softening” on immigration, … Continue reading »

Some Of Our Favorite Images From Yesterday’s #IAmAnImmigrant Day Of Action

Immigrants, students and their allies celebrated National #IAmAnImmigrant Day of Action yesterday by sharing their photos and inspiring immigration stories on social media: Immigrants make America great! The @FWD_us DC team is proud to join the #IAmAnImmigrant movement! Join us here: https://t.co/rSckEvc1oc pic.twitter.com/UrWOol2XI8 — Jen Martin (@theJenMartin) November 1, 2016 It’s only noon and the … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Was Greeted With A Wall During His Denver Visit — But It’s Definitely Not The Kind He Was Thinking

A wall was erected in Colorado during Donald Trump’s visit to the state earlier this month — but it’s definitely not the kind the presumptive Republican nominee has proposed. ProgressNow, Strong Colorado and over two dozen local groups joined forces to build a nine-foot-tall wall out of cardboard boxes in Denver’s Civic Center Park, just … Continue reading »

In Wisconsin, Advocates Have Been Busy Preparing Immigrant Families For DAPA

Immigration advocates, Voces de la Frontera, have been working to prepare for the DAPA decision through their successful “Faces of DAPA and DACA” exhibit and May Day March for Immigrants, Students, and Workers Rights in Milwaukee. In the next couple weeks, they have further plans to hold a community forum to prepare for DAPA and … Continue reading »

Wisconsin Is On Fire (Politically Speaking)

Wisconsin has been on fire recently, politically speaking. Late last month, activists carrying signs reading “No Hate In Our State,” “First They Came For The Immigrants…” and “No Racism” were arrested protesting the Republican debate in Milwaukee. Now, some say all politics are local — and you don’t need to look any further than Racine, … Continue reading »

“No Hate In Our State”: Wisconsinites Protest Trump As GOP Candidates To Debate In Milwaukee

Yesterday, six Wisconsin leaders were arrested after protesting in the lobby of a hotel scheduled to host a press conference by Donald Trump today. Tonight, the remaining Republican Presidential candidates — Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Ohio Governor John Kasich — are also set to participate in a televised town hall in Milhaukee. Holding … Continue reading »

Immigrants And Allies Rally In Six Cities Across Wisconsin Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Nearly a month after turning out 20,000 people in an action at the state capitol last month, immigrant community members and allies in Wisconsin appear to be on the cusp of a major victory in their state. According to Wisconsin group Voces de la Frontera, the State Senate is set to close their legislative session … Continue reading »