Last night, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited COVID-relief legislative package, the HEALS Act. Unfortunately, and in contrast to the HEROES Act that passed the House months ago, the new Senate bill is no match for the moment. Unsurprisingly, the GOP proposal reflects the divisiveness, corruption and plutocracy that characterizes the Trump presidency.  From our point… Continue »

America’s Voice   New DACA Memo Signals a Two Step Dismantling of DACA Senate GOP HEALS Act Fails to Strengthen Our Collective Response in this Moment of Crisis English NBC News Judge rules order to release children from ICE custody by Monday is now ‘unenforceable’ By Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff July 27, 2020 Mother… Continue »

This week will bring more attention to two of the cruelest and most unpopular elements of the Trump administration’s relentless anti-immigrant agenda: family separation and their effort to end DACA and target Dreamers. Both of these topics are coming to a head due to legal rulings – reminding observers of both the cruelty of this… Continue »

Restan menos de 100 días para las elecciones presidenciales y siento como si estuviéramos en la segunda mitad de la novena entrada de un juego de béisbol sin definir. Para citar al legendario cronista deportivo, Buck Canel, “no se vayan porque esto se pone bueno”. Si nos dejáramos llevar por los diversos sondeos de opinión,… Continue »

America’s Voice   “Morally Bankrupt, Deliberately Cruel and Politically Toxic” Trump Administration Set to Re-Start Family Separation and Deny Dreamers Elecciones 2020, en la segunda mitad de la novena entrada English El Semanario The “Arrest and Deport” Academy By David Torres July 24, 2020 Wall Street Journal U.S. Immigration Agency Delays Planned Furloughs By Michelle… Continue »

July 25, 2020 marks one year since a bill that would designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela has been stalled in the Senate while the president continues to pledge support for the Venezuelan people. The Department of Homeland Security also has authority to designate TPS but has failed to act. TPS for Venezuela would… Continue »

As the COVID relief package moves to the Senate, Republicans and center-right voices are making the case for including immigrant families that pay their taxes like other American families. In addition, recently-released polling shows that such an approach is overwhelmingly supported by the public. In previous COVID-19 relief bills, Congress specifically excluded mixed-status families. Specifically,… Continue »

As special units from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) act as Trump’s personal militia in Portland and other “blue cities,” the Trump administration seeking to move nearly $170 million away from bipartisan priorities — including the use of body cameras — to its own pet projects. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the lead appropriator in the… Continue »

The recent decision of the President of the United States to deploy federal agents to different cities in the country, with the apparent intention of restoring “law and order,” was preceded by a long and now a long-lived list of mandates and occurrences that have become direct attacks on minorities in this nation. Actions that,… Continue »

America’s Voice   ONE YEAR AFTER TPS FOR VENEZUELA BILL PASSED THE HOUSE, SENATE AND ADMINISTRATION FAIL TO ACT DESPITE PRESIDENT’S PLEDGES TO SUPPORT VENEZUELAN PEOPLE Growing Bipartisan Support for Including Immigrant Families in Upcoming COVID Package CBP Doesn’t Deserve a Penny More Until They Stop Arresting Peaceful Protesters Fascism rears its ugly head in… Continue »