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ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “At The Next Debate, Trump and Clinton Have Answers for Sophie Cruz that Everyone Needs to Hear”

“A Trump presidency would only multiply children’s fears and anxieties, while implementing Clinton’s platform would do much to alleviate them.” A brand new piece published on Medium today by America’s Voice Deputy Director Lynn Tramonte pushes the importance of having American citizen Sophie Cruz’ question answered by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during Sunday’s debate. The question reads, “If you deport … Continue reading »

Diane Guerrero’s Memoir Inspires New Immigration Drama To Air On CBS

Diane Guerrero’s harrowing memoir, detailing the deportation of her parents and brother when she was just 14-years-old, has inspired a new drama coming soon to primetime television. From Deadline: Jane the Virgin recurring guest star Diane Guerrero has partnered with three key auspices behind the CW dramedy — executive producer/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, executive producer … Continue reading »

Ahead of Presidential Debate, Questions, Resources and Reminders that Donald Trump Hasn’t “Softened” on Immigration

Ahead of Sunday night’s presidential debate, there’s another concerted effort by allies of Donald Trump to try to airbrush and “fuzz up” the extent of his radicalism on immigration. Governor Mike Pence seems to be taking the lead, arguing that Trump wants to focus mostly on undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes and stating flatly that Trump … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Resources Ahead of VP Debate

Just like the presidential matchup, the vice presidential debate between Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D) presents a sharp contrast on immigration – each candidate embodies and embraces their respective parties’ wildly distinct visions about immigrants and immigration reform. Below, we offer key immigration questions for each ticket; provide a … Continue reading »

Mixed-Status Immigrant Families, Community Leaders Sit Down In Dayton, Ohio For “DAPA Dinner”

Mixed-status immigrant families, community leaders, and a member of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office sat down for a “DAPA Dinner” in Dayton, Ohio yesterday to discuss how immigration policies can affect and change the lives of children, families, and communities in the state. There are approximately 95,000 undocumented immigrants in the state of Ohio. At least … Continue reading »

October 6th Panel Will Review the Multiple “Costs” of Mass Deportation – From Fiscal and Legal to Familial and Social

Plan Would Carry Huge Costs for Ohio Taxpayers and Families A panel of experts will convene at Trinity Commons on Thursday, October 6th at 10 AM to discuss the economic, legal, and human costs of a potential mass deportation. The panel is open to the public and press. WHAT:  Panel of experts to discuss economic, legal, and … Continue reading »

Nevada Congressional Candidates Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen Break Bread With DAPA Families

On Friday, mixed-status immigrant families and Nevada Congressional candidates Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen broke bread in Las Vegas and discussed the issue that has become a main focus of the 2016 election: immigration. The two families — along with 48,000 other immigrant families in the state of Nevada — suffered a tremendous blow following … Continue reading »

National Academy of Sciences Study Confirms Immigrants Benefit America

Another Definitive, Fact-Based Study – that Trump and his Nativist Allies Will Undoubtedly Reject in Favor of Lies, Distortions and Fear-Mongering A massive new immigration study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and a must read piece from Bloomberg’seditorial board offer fresh reminders that Donald Trump and his nativist allies are flat wrong on the core question … Continue reading »

New Immigration Studies Underscore Economic and Civic Costs of Trump’s Mass Deportation Vision

Two important new studies offer reminders about the tremendous costs that would be incurred if Donald Trump gets to put his extremism on immigration into practice as President. The studies, from the Center for American Progress and Pew Research, show why deporting undocumented immigrants from America would come at a huge cost to America’s fiscal and economic health, as well as … Continue reading »

Meet The Undocumented Woman Running One Of Philadelphia’s Hottest Restaurants

One of Philadelphia’s best new chefs serves up a whole lot more than food at her bustling Mexican restaurant. Owner and chef Cristina Martinez is an undocumented immigrant, and her restaurant has become a hub for community members who are looking for both a bite to eat and an understanding ear. “It’s not just me,” she … Continue reading »