Leading advocates were quick to condemn the implications and motivations driving the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule. The announcement is the latest evidence of Stephen Miller’s relentless assault on immigrants and refugees, as well as the GOP’s desperate and cynical “divide and distract” midterm strategy. Among the key reactions included: Marielena Hincapié, executive director… Continue »

America’s Voice Since Voters Strongly Support Immigrants, Want Dreamers to Stay and Oppose the Border Wall, How Does this GOP Immigrant-Bashing Strategy Work Again? Observers Blast Political Motivations and Real-World Consequences of Trump/Miller Public Charge Rule Despite Tough Talk on Criminals, ICE is Rapidly Increasing Arrests and Deportations of Non-Criminals While Arrests and Deportations of… Continue »

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

Despite tough talk on criminals, ICE under the Trump administration has ramped up arrests and deportations of non-criminals, but barely increased the arrest and deportation of criminals.  Comparing ICE arrest data from October 2016 through June 2017 and the same period one year later (October 2017 through June 2018) the Associated Press (AP) found that… Continue »

Republicans can’t run on their record, so they stoke divisions and blow smoke to distract from it The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to tonight’s announcement that the Trump administration will issue new “public charge” rules: This has Stephen Miller’s fingerprints all over it. He and… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

***   On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with Karina Martínez, communications director at Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation. It has presence in 6 states across the country:… Continue »

With Nothing To Run On, Will Ted Cruz Continue to Attack Immigrants During Tonight’s Debate? Ahead of tonight’s first Senate debate between Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz, we offer three key immigration questions that should be addressed by the candidates, as well as resources for reading up on the most timely immigration-related topics… Continue »

CNN’s Tal Kopan spotlights another disturbing example of the Trump Administration’s cruelty — in the name of the American people In a piece filed late yesterday, CNN’s Tal Kopan draws attention to the latest horrifying tactic employed by ICE under the Trump administration — using detained children as bait in order to arrest family members… Continue »

Family Worries About Family Separation When Program Is Ended TPS Expiration Dates: Sudan, 11/2/2018 Nicaragua, 1/5/2019 Nepal, 6/24/2019 Haiti, 7/22/2019 El Salvador, 9/9/2019 Honduras, 1/5/2020 Shannon Dooling for WBUR highlights the story of Irma Flores, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder living in Massachusetts. Flores is just one hundreds of thousands TPS holders who are… Continue »

America’s Voice Three Questions Ahead of Tonight’s Cruz v. O’Rourke Debate A New Low, Even By Trump Standards: Using Detained Children as Bait to Arrest Immigrants Coming Forward to Care for Kids Separated from Families ICYMI: WBUR, “From Mass. To El Salvador, Families Are Bracing For The End Of TPS” English NBC News Stephen Miller… Continue »

Ur Jaddou: “CBP’s accountability structures are woefully lacking and way behind other large law enforcement agencies” In a new article for The Intercept, John Washington interviews a former Border Patrol agent. Using a pseudonym, “Mario” reveals instances of violence and cruelty towards immigrants, a culture of impunity and corruption, and a “green line” of protecting… Continue »