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First Cite and Release Quarterly Report Suggests Citations Not Being Prioritized

Coalition of 26 Local Advocacy Groups Demands Policies to Guide Officer Discretion SAN ANTONIO —Three months after San Antonio police adopted a new policy designed to reduce arrests for low-level offenses like simple marijuana possession and theft, the first quarterly report with data regarding those arrests is available to the public for review. The report reveals, among … Continue reading »

In North Carolina and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

In Texas and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

Trump’s Retreat from American Values with Abhorrent Asylum & Refugee Policies

In hard-hitting pieces for USA Today and TIME Magazine, refugee experts Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea and Barbara Strack highlight the ways in which the Trump administration’s efforts to end refugee resettlement are a retreat from American values. Strack, who recently retired after a long career at USCIS, is one of the most experienced experts on refugees … Continue reading »

Spotlight on Inequities of Trump’s Relentless Effort to Subvert Due Process for Asylum Seekers

New reporting and first person accounts spotlight the details and consequences of the Trump administration’s relentless and multi-faceted effort to restrict access to a fair asylum process. Here’s the sham process the Trump administration has set up in order to deny fair access to asylum: First, they’ve eliminated the ability for vulnerable people to stay … Continue reading »

Pulling Up America’s Welcome Mat: Editorial Boards Slam Trump Administration’s Retreat from Our History as a Welcoming Nation

The Move to Halt Refugees is Un-American   Leading editorial boards and observers nationwide are rebuking the Trump administration for their un-American and deeply damaging decision to slash refugee levels to only 18,000 for next year – the lowest number in history at a time when the need for refugee resettlement is at historic highs … Continue reading »

Senate again votes to block Trump’s national emergency

The Senate voted Wednesday for a second time to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, rebuking the president over his attempt to fund a border wall without congressional approval. In a 54-41 vote, the Senate approved a resolution to disapprove of Trump’s emergency declaration, including 11 Republicans. The vote comes after the Trump administration announced … Continue reading »

Ads Target North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis Over #FakeTrumpEmergency & Diverting Funds to Border Wall Ahead of Today’s Senate Vote

Republicans Senators will be targeted from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a measure to revoke President Trump’s national emergency declaration, America’s Voice today launched online ads to hold Senator Thom Tillis accountable for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Guardian and The Marshall Project Explainer on “How the US Built the World’s Largest Immigration Detention System”

House Immigration Subcommittee and House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management and Accountability each hold hearings this week The Guardian and The Marshall Project jointly produced a series of videos with former immigration officials, legal advocates, and victims of Trump’s family separation policy that provides a thorough explanation of how our country went from detaining … Continue reading »

Latino Voters Will Shape the 2020 Election

Data has shown that Latino voters will shape the 2020 election:  As Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions said: What we observed in 2018 was a clear reaction from Latinos who turned out to vote at a record high rate in the midterm elections. The Latino vote was driven by anger and frustration and turned … Continue reading »