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 »

ICE out of control, according to an op-ed at the Guardian.

In the past month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have gone to extreme measures to target Iranian-Americans and prevent them from re-entering their own country. In the midst of increased tensions, a Vice “Motherboard” exclusive details the seizure of an active duty American soldier’s iPhone – while traveling on official business – apparently due to… 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 »

Since announcing the construction of a “big and beautiful” wall on the border with Mexico, more as a campaign hook for political novices than a reality to be concretized in the short term as he made many believe, today’s president of the United States has not stopped referring to his proposal in ways so euphemistically… Continue »

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Frank Sharry: “Trump’s ‘impenetrable’ border wall is having a very, very bad week” In an explosive new Washington Post story entitled, “Trump’s border wall, vulnerable to flash floods, needs large storm gates left open for months,” Nick Miroff, writes: President Trump’s border wall probably will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent… Continue »

A new ProPublica feature story by Dara Lind offers a disturbing look at the MPP program near its one year anniversary, spotlighting how the day-to-day implementation empowers untrained and callous CBP agents to separate families and make life and death decisions in an instant.  It also reveals who MPP fits into the larger strategy of… Continue »

In a eulogy to America, Fabiola Santiago’s column for the Miami Herald mourns the loss of American values in her piece entitled, “It’s time to don mourning clothes for the America we knew. Poor immigrants, stay away.” As she deftly points out, after the Supreme Court of the United States decided to greenlight Trump’s public… Continue »

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The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, America’s Voice Executive Director, in response to the news that 37 mph winds knocked down a portion of Trump’s border wall yesterday:  So let’s get this straight. American taxpayers are spending $11 billion and counting on a  ‘powerful,’ ‘big, beautiful’ and ‘impenetrable’ border wall you can knock… Continue »

In the span of one month, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and Yemen, abandoning thousands who would benefit from the status. Kevin Clarke at American Jesuit Review has an article exploring the decisions and highlights expert opinion from legal and faith groups like the Catholic… Continue »