In big news this week, the Trump Administration announced that it would be adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census — which advocates denounced as a terrible idea for a multitude of reasons. The Constitution requires that every person living in the U.S. be counted every ten years, regardless of legal status. The official… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** This week we’re publishing the fourth episode of our new podcast, “A is for America”, with special guests Kennedy, an immigrant-American from Liberia, and Kevin Brooks, the president of the New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment. Both live in Fargo, North Dakota. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite… Continue »

In an ABC piece, Conor Finnegan lifts up the words of several impacted immigrants and allies who learned on Tuesday that the Trump Administration is ending the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program, jeopardizing the futures of thousands of Liberian immigrants living in the United States. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and a few excerpted highlights follow:… Continue »

Congress may be essentially done for the year, but the Trump Administration is moving forward aggressively to fundamentally reshape the way America treats immigrants and refugees. Just in the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen the Trump administration: Abandon ICE’s presumed release policy that kept most pregnant women out of immigrant detention facilities; Float a radical… Continue »

1) To See His Daughter Wake from a Coma 2) To See His Daughter Graduate from Medical School As a law student at Rutgers, Mushrat has worked hard to make her dad, Mozammel Hoque, proud. Mozammel is under threat of deportation, after years of complying with regular “check-in” meetings at Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Belsy… Continue »

Since news broke that the Trump Administration was seeking to add a new citizenship question to the 2020 Census, we strongly suspected that the move part of the Trumpian strategy to undermine the political power and of diverse communities across America. Now, there can be no doubt. Yesterday, the Trump campaign sent out an email… Continue »

Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager of America’s Voice, just posted his bi-weekly column in Huffington Post. It gives his perspective on how the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship status question to the census should alarm Americans across the nation. Read excerpts from Juan’s piece below and check out the full article here: I… Continue »

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

America’s Voice ICYMI: ABC: “Trump gives Liberian immigrants 1 year to leave or face deportation” Trump Administration Continues Full Steam Ahead in Efforts to Reshape America’s Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees Two Fathers, Two Daughters, Two Wishes Before Deportation Trump Campaign Email Leaves No Doubt: New Census Citizenship Question is All About Politics  Juan Escalante… Continue »

Ayer el Kansas City Star reportó que nada menos que Kris Kobach, el Secretario de Estado de Kansas y autor de medidas antiinmigrantes a través del país, se está adjudicando el crédito por la idea de incluir la pregunta sobre la ciudadanía en el Censo 2020. Según el artículo, Kobach asegura que en las primeras semanas del… Continue »

A recording of today’s call can be found here El Paso, TX – On a press call today, Texas immigration advocates launched the TogetherJuntos Caravan to travel along the Texas-Mexican border. This two-week trip along the border will make multiple stops and provide an opportunity for communities to come together and fight back discriminatory policies. The… Continue »