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Trump’s Deportation Force Hits U.S. Communities; Advocates Decry Raids, Family Separation

A recording of today’s event is available here In recent days, multiple communities have been targeted with deportation raids and a new Trump Administration policy that treats all undocumented immigrants as priorities for deportation, regardless of their roots and ties to the United States. On a telephonic press call today, immigration advocates and lawyers provided updates on the Deportation … Continue reading »

Immigration “Office Hours:” Update on Refugee and Muslim Bans and Trump’s Deportation Force

A recording of today’s call is available here With litigation challenging President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban and Trump’s Deportation Force fanning out across the country, America’s Voice Education Fund resumed its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a pause on some … Continue reading »

David Leopold Discusses 9th Circuit Decision On Trump’s Muslim Ban

In his latest Facebook LIVE update, immigration attorney David Leopold breaks down tonight’s 9th Circuit’s decision DENYING Donald Trump’s appeal of the Temporary Retraining Order issued by a federal judge blocking his Executive Order banning refugees and citizens of 7 predominantly Muslim countries. Immigration attorney David Leopold breaks down tonight's 9th Circuit's decision DENYING Donald … Continue reading »

Durbin to Cornyn: Now’s Your Chance. Hold Hearings On Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Orders

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has been named the Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee for this Congress. We know him all too well. Over the years, Cornyn has talked a lot about immigration – and talked and talked — but rarely does he translate his relatively positive rhetoric into anything approaching … Continue reading »

El voto en el Senado sobre Sessions determinará si el ‘padrino intelectual’ de las órdenes ejecutivas de Trump será Fiscal General de la nación

Mientras el Senado se prepara a votar hoy más tarde sobre la nominación del senador Jeff Sessions para ser el Fiscal General de Estados Unidos, los senadores deberían estar plenamente conscientes de que tanto la visión del mundo que él ha tenido durante mucho tiempo, como su agenda de políticas públicas, son fundamentalmente hostiles hacia … Continue reading »

Senate Vote on Jeff Sessions to Determine If “Intellectual Godfather” Behind Trump Executive Orders Will Be Nation’s Attorney General

As the Senate gears up to vote later today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States, Senators should be fully aware that Sessions’ longstanding worldview and policy agenda is cohesive and fundamentally hostile to immigration and the changing demographics of America – and has been on display … Continue reading »

Syrian Family Settles In NY: “We Heard That We Can’t Go To America And Now We Are Here And We Can’t Believe Our Eyes”

It’s so important to not miss the stories of the real people affected by Donald Trump’s blanket, racist immigration orders targeting Muslims, immigrants, and refugees. Among the many stories emerging from the past few days are that of a family of Kurdish Syrian refugees welcomed home with open arms in New York, and a Cleveland physician who … Continue reading »

David Leopold Discusses Washington v. Trump Appeal in 9th Circuit Court

Immigration attorney David Leopold provides an update on the oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Appeals Court in Washington v Trump, the lawsuit filed by the States of Washington and Minnesota against Trump Executive Order banning travel to the US by citizens of 7 predominately Muslim countries. Immigration attorney David Leopold updates on the just … Continue reading »

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Returns to America, But Many Still in Limbo Due to Trump Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Policies

In a press conference today, the Cleveland Clinic announced that Dr. Suha Abushamma is safely back home and ready to resume caring for her patients again. Charles Ornstein recently highlighted Dr. Abushamma’s story in a piece at ProPublica: “A first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic, she was forced to leave the U.S. hours after landing at New York’s … Continue reading »

Republican Strategist: State Attorneys General “Clearly Poised To Emerge As A Check On The Trump Administration”

Cities, counties, and states are leading the resistance against the dangerous and racist policies of Donald Trump, and that’s been no clearer in the past few days thanks to state Attorneys General. The New York Times highlights the recent legal efforts of these elected officials, including Washington state’s Bob Ferguson, who sued Trump and won a nationwide … Continue reading »