In late January, Trump’s Refugee and Muslim generated chaos throughout the nation and international outcry. This ‘new’ ban is a transparent attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original version. Upon review, it’s clear that Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban remains exactly that: still a refugee and Muslim ban. Policy and legal experts gathered today to… Continue »

Trump’s Muslim ban, version 2.0 is out today, more or less the same as the old except Iraq has been taken off the list. The ban means that there is a 90-day moratorium on the issuance of new visas from citizens of six majority-Muslim countries. Trump is likely to claim, as he has before, that the… Continue »

The revised refugee and Muslim ban signed today does not dramatically change in character from the initial version, according to details reported by Reuters and comments by the president’s team. As we know, such a ban undermines national security and American values. And despite supposed national security rationales for the bans, the redraft has been… Continue »

***PRESS CALL**** TODAY, March 6 2pm EST DIAL IN: 800-862-9098 ; PASSCODE: BAN Washington, DC – TODAY, March 6 at 2pm EST, legal and policy experts will analyze President Trump’s forthcoming revised refugee and Muslim ban on a conference call with reporters. The new ban is an attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here With litigation challenging President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban and Trump’s Deportation Force fanning out across the country, America’s Voice Education Fund resumed its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a pause on some… Continue »

In his latest Facebook LIVE update, immigration attorney David Leopold breaks down tonight’s 9th Circuit’s decision DENYING Donald Trump’s appeal of the Temporary Retraining Order issued by a federal judge blocking his Executive Order banning refugees and citizens of 7 predominantly Muslim countries. Immigration attorney David Leopold breaks down tonight's 9th Circuit's decision DENYING Donald… Continue »

This is what Resistance looks like. Nearly 20 rabbis and several Jewish activists were arrested while protesting Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, near the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City last night: About 200 Jewish religious leaders and activists marched through the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Trump International Hotel and Tower… Continue »

Whereas last week’s news was filled with chaos, tears, and families separated by Trump’s discriminatory refugee and immigration policies, this week some of those families are being reunited thanks to a nationwide federal court injunction. And what a beautiful sight that is. In his blog on the America’s Voice website, Gabe Ortiz writes of tearful reunions and the cheers of… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here. In the past week, Trump signed three immigration-related executive orders that aim to fundamentally change the open character of our nation, contrary to the values on which this country was founded. Today, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates discussed the status of these immigration, refugee, and Muslim… Continue »

In the past week, Trump signed three immigration-related executive orders that aim to fundamentally change the open character of our nation, contrary to the values on which this country was founded. TODAY, February 3 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates will update reporters on the status of these immigration, refugee, and… Continue »