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Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

Sessions, Homan Are Threatening Sanctuary Cities — But Law So Far Has Been on Immigrants’ Side

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates immigrants, so it’s been no surprise that he also hates so-called “sanctuary cities” — places that allow immigrants to live in peace as long as they don’t commit any crimes. Sessions and the Trump Administration have tried to implement an executive order against sanctuary cities, threatened local officials with federal … Continue reading »

A Dangerous Week for America as Trump Spews Venom in W. Va and Ohio; Long Island is Next

Youngstown Vindicator Slams Trump Immigration Policy Throughout this week, and even by the low standards of his Administration, Donald Trump has seemingly been on a crusade to degrade the presidency. From his wildly inappropriate speech to the Boy Scouts to his impulsive and disturbing decision regarding transgender troops in the military, Trump’s cruelty and dark view … Continue reading »

“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 »