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During Congressional Recess, Constituents Demand Answers on Immigration

A Recap of Democratic and Republican Responses to the Immigration Resistance April’s Congressional Recess is over, and this week Congress returns to DC having heard from (and in some cases, doing battle with) their constituents over a number of issues. One of these issues was immigration reform, which was a topic brought up in almost … Continue reading »

We Belong Together Brings 200 Children, Advocates to White House to Protest Deportation of Parents

Two hundred children and advocates rallied in front of the White House yesterday to protest the separation of families and deportation of parents. The advocates, led by the group We Belong Together, come from New York, Colorado, Miami, and Washington, DC. The group from Miami had been caravaning since the beginning of the week, stopping … Continue reading »

Thousands March in Downtown Dallas in Support of Immigration Reform

Yesterday, thousands of people joined a march in downtown Dallas in support of immigration reform and against Donald Trump’s mass deportation policy. The “Dallas Mega March” drew more than 3,000 rally-goers and included human rights activist Martin Luther King III and Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Marchers walked for nearly 1.5 miles before rallying … Continue reading »

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 »