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ICYMI: Frank Wilkinson: “Why There Will Never Be a ‘Bianca’s Law’”

In his latest must-read, Bloomberg’s Frank Wilkinson discusses the tragic deaths of three young women and analyzes why only one led to action from the GOP.  Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives, under Republican direction, passed “Kate’s Law”. Wilkinson points out that Donald Trump and other Republicans’ reaction to Kate Steinle’s death has been entirely … Continue reading »

A Desperate President and the GOP are Taking Their Assault on Immigrants and American Values to New Heights

In the past 24 hours, the Trump Administration and their Republican allies have taken their assault on the American idea of welcoming immigrants and refugees to new heights. They have: Attacked Dreamers and the future of the DACA program in a coordinated and dangerous backdoor legal assault led by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton; Ramped … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to Passage of H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004

Yesterday, House Republicans passed two anti-immigrant bills which would further Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. One, H.R. 3003, would target so-called “sanctuary cities” and make American communities less safe for everyone, while the other, H.R. 3004, would exacerbate immigrant family separation by jailing those who sought to re-cross the border and reunite with their families … Continue reading »

House Republicans Pass Two Anti-Immigrant Laws; 24 Dems Support Trump’s Immigration Agenda

Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 3003 and ​H.R. 3004​, both anti-immigrant pieces of legislation that bolster Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. The former would make communities less safe for all Americans by encouraging local police to target immigrants, while the latter would help keep immigrant families apart by jailing those who re-cross the border after a … Continue reading »

Advocates, Law Enforcement, Faith, Mayors, All Say They Oppose House Bill Coming to Floor

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act”, and H.R. 3004, “Kate’s Law.” Both are anti-immigrant bills that endanger public safety and supercharge Trump’s mass deportation force. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) spoke out against the bills from the House floor this morning, and more than 400 … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Speaks Out on Two Anti-Immigrant Bills On House Floor This Week

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004 — two anti-immigrant bills which would endanger public safety and supercharge Donald Trump’s mass deportation force. The bills would jail immigrants for longer than due process allows and take money from more than 600 cities and counties who want to implement policies … Continue reading »

Over 400 Organizations Urge House of Representatives to Vote No on Anti-Immigrant Bills

House Legislation Attacks 600+ Jurisdictions and Drastically Increases Prosecutions of Immigrants Today, 407 state, local, and national immigrant, religious, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to the United States House of Representatives urging them to vote no on H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” and H.R. 3004, “Kate’s Law.” The so-called No Sanctuary for Criminals Act would … Continue reading »

House to Vote on Bills that Endanger Public Safety and Supercharge Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

Goodlatte Legislation Set for House Action This Week This week, the House of Representatives will vote on two separate pieces of anti-immigrant legislation sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chair and longtime immigration opponent Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) – the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” and “Kate’s Law.” These bills would supercharge President Trump’s costly and … Continue reading »

Pending Immigration Reform and Immigration Legislation

Check back with us as we keep track of House and Senate immigration legislation and immigration reform legislation, as bills are introduced, move through committee, and onto the floor. Status: Passed House House H.R. 2213: The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act (introduced April 2017 by Reps. McSally, McCaul, Hurd, Carter, Cuellar, Roe, Vela) [ANTI-IMMIGRANT] Passed 06/07/2017 by … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to House Passage of HR 2213

“We won’t forget.” Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2213, a bill that will allow President Trump to lower the hiring standards for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, an agency already notorious for its corruption. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, We are not surprised that Republicans are helping Trump … Continue reading »