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Cutting Through Confusion Around the Immigration Raids

The combination of the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement executive order, which treats all undocumented immigrants as potential priorities for deportation, and the deportation raids conducted throughout the country by ICE, has spread fear in families and communities across America. Some voices in the Trump Administration and DHS have been attempting to follow the boss and emphasize a focus … 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 »

Use Your Cellphone to Document and Expose Immigration Raids in Your Community

Immigrants and their families are on high alert as immigration raids by federal and local authorities are being reported all across the country. Earlier this week we witnessed the deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos, a long-time Arizona resident and mother of two U.S. Citizens, after a routine check in with immigration authorities. Guadalupe’s case … Continue reading »

Obama’s Legacy on Central American Refugees

On an early morning in late January of this year, a young man named Pedro Salmeron was riding in the passenger seat of his father’s truck in Charlotte, NC when ICE agents stopped the truck and detained Pedro. His crime: fleeing gang members in El Salvador that had just brutally murdered his cousin. This may … Continue reading »

Refugees Don’t Belong in Prison

Pending Release of Wildin Acosta a Relief, But Administration’s Approach to Central American Refugees Must Change Wildin Acosta’s pending release from detention, and subsequent reunion with his family, while his asylum case is pending has been a cause for celebration across the state. Wildin is the third of six youth from Central America to be released in … 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 »

ICYMI: New York Times Editorial Calls on Obama Administration to Overhaul its Approach to Central American Refugee Emergency

Over the holiday weekend, the New York Times published a powerful editorial criticizing the Obama Administration’s approach to the ongoing refugee emergency in Central America. The administration’s emphasis, heavy on deterrence and detention, stands in stark contrast to the Senate Democrats’ humane and practical approach to the refugee emergency (unveiled in late June and praised in the Times editorial). The editorial concludes by … 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 »

“Orange Is The New Black” Star Diane Guerrero: “Raids Are Tearing The Social Fabric Of Our Communities”

In a searing new TIME op-ed, “Orange Is The New Black” star Diane Guerrero slammed Obama Administration deportation raids targeting Central American women and children fleeing violence. Guerrero’s op-ed comes as immigration advocates eagerly wait the Supreme Court’s decision on DAPA and expanded DACA, which would allow some five million undocumented immigrants with deep roots … Continue reading »