Trump’s Border Failure Continues…Nielsen’s Incompetence and Cruelty Keeps Getting Worse In a letter, first obtained by NBC’s Julia Ainsey,  DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “will ask Congress for the authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children more quickly, to hold families seeking asylum in detention until their cases are decided and to allow immigrants to apply for… Continue »

America’s Voice DHS Doesn’t Need More Money or More Power, It Needs a New Leader and a New Strategy English Buzzfeed The Trump Administration Asked To Restart Nearly 20,000 Suspended Immigration Cases — As It Faces An Existing Backlog By Hamed Aleaziz March 28, 2019 NBC News DHS to ask Congress for sweeping authority to… Continue »

Anti-immigrant groups this year saw a new opening in Florida to pass their xenophobic legislative goals after Ron DeSantis, an anti-immigrant extremist and Donald Trump sycophant, narrowly won the gubernatorial election in 2018. Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN), a local anti-immigrant group, has been pushing Florida legislators to advance their extremist legislation since 2011.  Two… Continue »

The following is a statement by Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberia: At the 11th hour, Trump is attempting to offer a solution to a problem that he created.  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced… Continue »

It is Time for a Rational, Effective and Humane Response  Long before we saw the unprecedented numbers of families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border that we are seeing today, the Trump administration was “crying wolf” while at the same time implementing policies that lit a match to what was a manageable issue.  Instead of… Continue »

What a Real Alternative Looks Like The Trump strategy for our southern border is an epic failure. The deterrence-only, build-a-wall, send-the-troops, separate-the-families, lock-em-up, border-centric response to a regional refugee and migration challenge is blowing up in their faces. Now they are trying to blame Congress and get rewarded for their failure.   Let’s call it… Continue »

Congress Must Pass Dream and Promise Act Countdown to DED Expiration: 3 Days After this Sunday, March 31st, thousands of Liberians protected under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) will lose their legal immigration status. As a result, Liberians who have lived in the U.S. for decades will be put at risk of deportation and family separation.… Continue »

America’s Voice Local Legislative Update: Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Legislation has Deep Ties to Hate Group, and Advocates Fight Back America’s Voice Education Fund Welcomes Extension of DED for Liberians; Urges Congress to Keep Working to Pass Permanent Protections Trump Administration’s Border Response Has Failed and Exacerbated the Issue Trump’s Epic Failure at the Border: They are… Continue »

As NBC News reports, the recent numbers of daily border apprehensions are reaching the highest levels of the Trump administration and are approaching levels last seen in 2006. As a result, the Trump administration is screaming “crisis,” blaming Congress, and demanding a border wall. No, it’s not a security crisis, but rather a humanitarian crisis… Continue »

Highlights Display Need for Congress to Pass Dream and Promise Act to Protect Families from Deportation Countdown to DED Expiration: 4 Days A year ago, the Trump administration unlawfully terminated the Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) program for thousands of Liberians, some of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. As the March… Continue »