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No Lingering Doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force Targets All 11 Million

The facts are in. Trump’s Deportation Force is in action. His executive order on interior enforcement eliminates common sense priorities for deportation. This means that any and all undocumented immigrants – including DACA recipients – are vulnerable to arrest, detention and deportation. Daniel Ramirez Medina Last night, news reports exposed the fact that ICE agents in Seattle, Washington … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Slam ICE For Backing Out Of Meeting On Deportation Raids

According to the Huffington Post, the Acting ICE Director backed out of a meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus members yesterday. Later that same day, Reuters broke the shocking news that the agency had arrested a DACA recipient in Seattle last week. We’d be ashamed to show our faces too. Advocates are currently fighting for the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice responde a la detención de Daniel Ramírez Medina, beneficiario de DACA

Donald Trump, tal como fue citado por TIME: “Fueron traídos aquí a una edad muy temprana, han trabajado aquí, han ido a la escuela aquí. Algunos fueron buenos estudiantes. Otros tienen maravillosos trabajos. Y se encuentran en un país imaginario porque no saben lo que va a ocurrir… Vamos a elaborar algo de lo que a gente … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen….We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” … Continue reading »

More Personal Stories Emerging From ICE Actions That Have Swept Up Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants

More personal stories are emerging from the more than 680 undocumented immigrants that have been arrested by ICE agents since last week. As we noted earlier today, these coordinated ICE sweeps have spread fear and uncertainty in families and communities across America. While Donald Trump has claimed that he would target only “criminal aliens” for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Sargent: “Trump’s Reign Of Fear May Soon Get A Whole Lot Worse. Here’s What To Look For.”

In new analysis for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent connects the dots on the extreme Trump Administration agenda, predicting that the administration is testing  “just how far the administration can go in limiting legal immigration and in expelling undocumented immigrants with longtime ties to U.S. communities.” See the full version of Sargent’s must read piece here with key excerpts … Continue reading »

Despite DHS Policy, Shady Tactics From ICE Alarmingly Continue

Despite written directives from DHS, a new analysis shows that undocumented immigrants with no criminal record are still being targeted for detention by federal agents. “Only one quarter met the standards for being ICE’s top priority for deportation, or those with serious crime convictions. Compared with 2014, there was an 8% increase in requests to … Continue reading »

North Carolina Teen Pedro Salmeron Faces Imminent Deportation

Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration, in an attempt to deter illegal border crossings, had started to target recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite outcry from the community and increasing reports of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, these cruel enforcement actions have not stopped. Since … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Applauds House Bill Addressing Central American Refugee Emergency

There is a refugee emergency in Central America, and, to deal with it effectively, we need to treat it as a refugee emergency.  Central American kids and families are fleeing horrific violence, gangs and rape. El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are among the most murderous countries in the world. Today, House Democrats joined their Senate colleagues to introduce … Continue reading »

Unable To Pay Exorbitant Bail Bond Set By Judge, 19-Year-Old Yefri Remains In Detention After Nearly Six Months

An immigration judge has ruled that a North Carolina teenager arrested by ICE nearly six months ago can be released from detention — but only if his family can pay up thousands of dollars first. 19-year-old Yefri Sorto was one of the six North Carolina teens arrested by ICE earlier this year during national raids … Continue reading »