House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act; along with H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020 On January 31, the Trump administration announced it would dramatically expand the existing Muslim Ban to include banning six additional countries from immigrant or diversity… Continue »

Affected families, elected officials, advocates and experts have roundly condemned the Trump administration’s announcement to expand its Muslim ban to target primarily Africans. Among the key voices highlighting the damage to our country’s values, interests, and families include: Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Trump’s new regulation in a statement noting that, “The Trump Administration’s expansion of… Continue »

Frank Sharry:“There is no reasonable national security or immigration control justification for this policy, other than bald-faced and unapologetic bigotry.”  A Wall Street Journal article posted this afternoon confirms the new  administration policy that expands on the Trump administration’s existing Muslim ban. More than four out of five of those affected by this expansion hail… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) joined policy experts and advocates for African immigrants on a press call to discuss Trump’s extended version of the Muslim Ban that has time and again ostracized and cast away minorities. In his expanded attack… Continue »

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, in response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban. We are deeply disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision. Let’s not kid ourselves. This is a Muslim ban. It is based on religious bigotry. As… Continue »

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended DACA and unless they come up with a better rationale in 90 days, the Administration must not only continue DACA for current beneficiaries, but it must accept new applications as well. The ruling – just the latest in a string of… Continue »

Earlier this week, immigration attorney and former AILA president David Leopold provided a unique take on the Supreme Court’s decision on IRAP v. Trump – namely, that it wasn’t the win the Trump Administration has been claiming. Leopold warned, however, that “the real concern after yesterday’s ruling is not that the Supreme Court made a… Continue »

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it… Continue »

Is Trump tired of winning yet? The 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals announced its ruling on Trump’s Muslim ban today, writing that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The ruling actually addresses Trump’s second Muslim ban, the revised version that was announced in March and targeted six countries. As in… Continue »

Yesterday, we assessed that the latest Muslim and refugee ban is still a “cruel, chaotic, and dangerous affront to the principles our country was founded on.” Given that internal DHS analyses undercut the supposed national security rationales for the policies, we noted that the motivations behind the ban traced back to the white nationalist vision embraced… Continue »