“Cuando México envía a su gente, no está enviando a los mejores… Traen drogas. Traen delincuencia. Son violadores. Y algunos, asumo, son buenas personas”: Donald Trump, durante el discurso en que anunció su campaña presidencial en junio de 2015 “¿Creen que el país nos está dando a su mejor gente? No… Nos dan a su peor… Continue »

This year marked the beginning of the Trump presidency, and while the new Administration spent much of the year stymied by legislative priorities, Donald Trump has been able to remake the US immigration system in alarming and destructive ways. In his first year alone, between mass deporting immigrant mothers and fathers to implementing multiple Muslim… Continue »

180 days podcast

This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast will run over the next six months as we approach the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news. Congress passed a continuing resolution… Continue »

Texas Members of Congress will be on notice in January Austin, TX – Last night, Congress approved a three-week continuing resolution that will keep the government open until January 19, 2018 without including legislation to protect Dreamers. Three Texan Republicans, Will Hurd (TX-23), Bill Flores (TX-17), and Joe Barton (TX-06), all signed a letter to Speaker of… Continue »

Juan Escalante: “The fight for our lives and futures in this country is far from over” Frank Sharry: “The fight moves to January and we are optimistic that victory is within reach” Yesterday, Congress enacted a stopgap measure to continue federal government funding through January 19 of next year. This continuing resolution failed to address the urgent crisis facing… Continue »

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . . They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” – Donald Trump, during speech announcing presidential campaign in June 2015 “You think the country is giving us their best people? No . . . They give us their… Continue »

A new blog post from Van Le, Digital Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, runs through an important immigration-related development that many have missed: President Trump’s commutation of a sentence for serial immigrant-abuser Sholom Rubashkin, of Agriprocessors infamy.  Le writes: Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville,… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

More than 41,000 people – our family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – have been targets of increased immigration enforcement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In 2017, deportation arrests increased 37.6 percent over the same period in 2016. In his first year, Trump has overhauled immigration enforcement and opened the gate for roundups… Continue »

Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.

America’s Voice A Year of Trump on Immigration: The Radical Vision, Cruel Implementation, and Nationwide Resistance of the Past Year We Believe that We Will Win The Faces of Deportation in 2017 ICYMI: “Rubashkin’s Sentence Commutation is ‘Win for Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker Forces’” Texas Reps. Hurd, Barton, and Flores: You Have Failed 124,000 Young Texans… Continue »

Last night, Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant that was the site of a huge immigration raid in 2008. Rubashkin, after the raid, was charged for immigration-related offenses but ultimately went to prison for bank fraud. Before being freed, he served… Continue »