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“This is Not Normal”: Frank Sharry Reacts to President Trump’s Disturbing Speech in Youngstown, OH

GOP Shamefully Colludes with Trump’s Venom At a speech last night in Youngstown, OH, President Donald Trump offered a disturbing and apocalyptic vision of immigrants in America, saying that they “prey on innocent young people” and describing how: “[these] animals … don’t want to use guns because it’s too fast and it’s not painful enough. So they’ll … Continue reading »

AVEF Responds to Sneak Attempt to Enact $1.6 Billion Funding for Costly and Unnecessary Border Wall

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives reportedly plans to sneak $1.6 billion in funding for Trump’s border wall into a “minibus” spending package this afternoon. According to Politico’s Ted Hesson: Why in a rule? Why not just amend the bill once it’s on the floor? Probably because the wall doesn’t have enough Republican support to pass there. This … Continue reading »

Veteran ICE Agent: “We Seem to be Targeting the Most Vulnerable People, Not the Worst.”

Even by their own radical standards, the Trump Administration is now going for broke in its focus on kicking out and keeping out immigrants and advancing hard-line immigration policies. In renewed fashion, the Administration is again raising the bogeyman of immigrant criminality to justify raids against teenagers and potential retaliation against so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions;targeting parents of unaccompanied minors as the focus … Continue reading »

State Leaders Join Congressional Democrats to Stand Up for Immigrants

Democratic AGs, Others, Add New Fire Power to the Fight In the face of new threats to immigrants from an “unshackled” DHS deportation force, a number of state leaders are stepping up to defend immigrants in their communities. They are joining a growing chorus of national leaders who are leaning in to defend immigrants at … Continue reading »

Key Questions as Trump, GOP Face “Moment of Reckoning” Over Future of DACA and Dreamers

Senator Lindsey Graham framed up the stakes well yesterday, saying: The campaign is over. To the Republican Party, who are we? What do we believe? The moment of reckoning is coming. When they write the history of these times, I’m going to be with these kids. With the futures of the nearly 800,000 DACA (Deferred Action … Continue reading »

America’s Voice: DACA Works; Trump Must Keep It In Place Until Dream Act Becomes Law

Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced a 2017 version of the Dream Act.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are also co-sponsors. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, said this: America’s Voice applauds the introduction of the new Dream Act. The DACA program is and … Continue reading »

Five Truths Evident After Heartbreaking Deportation of Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday to Mexico following a tearful goodbye with his family. Unfortunately, Jesus’ case is not an isolated one.  The heartbreak that he and his family feel today is the same heartbreak that so many other American families have been dealing with … Continue reading »

President Trump: Keep DACA in Place

Yes, we need a permanent solution, but DACA should be preserved until Congress enacts one The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the initiative that has provided deportation relief and work permits for nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, is under attack. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has threatened the Trump Administration: if DACA isn’t … Continue reading »