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“If Today I Go To My Country, Tomorrow I Will Be Killed”: Central American Refugees Protest Outside SF ICE

Yesterday, dozens of demonstrators from multiple Bay Area immigrant and faith groups protested outside ICE’s San Francisco headquarters in response to recent immigration raids across the country. SF protest against new crackdown on Central American immigrants. On Day of Epiphany, We 3 Kings of Deportation… pic.twitter.com/FvelaFBbJv — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) January 6, 2016 Grisel Ruiz … Continue reading »

As ICE Raids Target Central American Families, City Leaders In New Haven and Philadelphia Are Fighting Back

As ICE raids have targeted Central American refugees in numerous states over the past several days, city leaders are responding with pro-immigrant legislation and messages to allay widespread fears in the undocumented immigrant community. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, incoming Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order “that rescinds the city’s participation in a controversial program set … Continue reading »

Leading Lawmakers Speaking Out to Condemn Obama Administration Home Raids

In response to the Obama Administration’s series of home raids aimed at arresting, detaining and deporting young mothers and their children back to Central America and the violence they fled in the first place, leading lawmakers are beginning to speak out to condemn the Administration’s actions. America’s Voice thanks the below lawmakers for their leadership and will … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: ICE Deportation “Raids Will Not Bring Us Order. Raids Will Only Bring Misery.”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez expanded on his earlier statement denouncing the Central American deportation raids, adding that the raids “are not the Democratic Party’s solution to immigration questions, nor should it be America’s” during a House floor speech earlier today. According to the most recent reports, since the past weekend at least 121 adults and children … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez Denounces ICE Raids Of Central American Families

Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutiérrez has become the latest — and one of the most prominent — advocates to slam the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to raid the homes of refugee families and deport them back to violence in their home countries in Central America. The statement from Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s office: The raids by the Obama Administration on families … Continue reading »

“Happy 2016 From The Deporter-in-Chief”: ICE Raids of Central American Families Blasted In Op-Eds, Editorials

The Obama Administration’s decision to raid homes and deport Central American refugees fleeing violence and death has resulted in condemnation from immigrant rights advocates, community leaders, and legal experts from around the nation. According to the most recent reports, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have detained at least 11 Central American families … Continue reading »

Obama Administration Raids Homes to Deport Vulnerable Central American Families Back to Violence They Fled

Frank Sharry: “Raids that terrorize communities, trample civil rights and separate families are something we would expect from a President Trump” The  following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. It’s official.  The Obama Administration has begun home raids aimed at arresting, detaining and deporting young mothers and their children back … Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About The Central American Deportation Raids

Over the holiday break, we learned of a disturbing development: the Obama Administration appeared to be preparing a series of ICE raids targeting Central American refugees currently living in the US for deportation. Here’s everything we know about the Obama Administration’s deportation raids. What We Know About the Obama Administration’s Deportation Raids On Sunday, the Los Angeles … Continue reading »

DHS Preparing “Series of Raids” Targeting Refugees Who Fled Violence in Central America

Washington, DC—On Christmas Eve, we learned of an extremely disturbing development – an appalling plan from the Obama Administration’s Department of Homeland Security that would deport whole Central American families—including young mothers and their children—to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, places where rape, sexual abuse and murder are commonplace. Most disturbingly, the plan raises the ugly specter of … Continue reading »

DHS Preparing “Series of Raids” Targeting Refugees Who Fled Violence in Central America

This is an extremely disturbing development – a plan that would deport young mothers and their children to places where rape, sexual abuse and murder are commonplace: The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the … Continue reading »