On a press call this afternoon, Robert Ford, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, a Syrian U.S. legal resident whose family is directly impacted by this decision, and policy experts reacted to the Associated Press report that the Trump Administration decided to extend but not redesignate Syria TPS — meaning families arriving after August 2016 will… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice Education Fund, regarding reports that the Trump administration will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the current nearly 7,000 Syrian TPS-holders but not redesignate Syria, meaning families arriving after August 2016 will be at risk of deportation to a war zone. Since his campaign,… Continue »

Last night’s State of the Union address, punctuated by riffs on immigration that were ugly and cynical, showed that President Trump is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. Leading observers are highlighting similar points: Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post: On cue came the meat of the speech: Demonizing immigrants. When he declared, “Struggling… Continue »

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America’s Voice Frank Sharry: Trump Administration just deemed many Syrians unworthy of our nation’s protection “Divider in Chief” on Immigration – Observers Condemn Trump’s Dark Immigration Vision Impacted Immigrant, Experts Condemn Failure of Trump Administration to Redesignate Syria TPS La vileza de Trump hacia los inmigrantes sigue intacta English CNN Reality sets in that DACA… Continue »

Si alguien todavía dudaba lo que opine sobre los inmigrantes el “Divisor en Jefe”, Donald Trump, pudo escucharlo el martes en la noche en prime time en el discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión. Para Trump, los inmigrantes y los indocumentados son “criminales”. La porción del discurso dedicada al tema migratorio no se centró en explicar… Continue »

A continuación compartimos una declaración de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en respuesta al discurso del Estado de la Unión del presidente Donald Trump: El discurso del Estado de la Unión de esta noche por parte del presidente Trump mostró que él está más interesado en la división que siembra que en la… Continue »

Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech tonight, and it was as anti-immigrant as many had predicted. He touted an immigration proposal that would slash legal immigration by unprecedented levels while turbo-charging the Administration’s deportation force. He demonized immigrants and used tragedies to justify rounding up Latino families. He told the nation… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who is openly hostile to the majority… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here As Trump prepares to pitch his hardline, nativist immigration proposals at the State of the Union – including his border wall – communities across the southern border are standing firm against policies that would protect Dreamers while hurting people, commerce and the environment. Experts, elected officials and Border… Continue »

In just a few hours, Trump will address the nation in his first State of the Union, summarizing what he constitutes as his ‘successes’ over the course of the last year.  The nation and an audience comprised of TPS holders, Dreamers, and relatives of deported or detained immigrants, who will attend as guests of members… Continue »