Culture of Cruelty Starts at the Top Every day brings more examples of the culture of impunity and dehumanizing cruelty that defines CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and our entire immigration enforcement system. President Trump, who has called the reports about horrific conditions for migrants, asylum-seekers and children in government care a “hoax”, has encouraged… Continue »

What Happened to Simple American Decency? The volume of disturbing developments and relevant news about the Trump administration’s immigration and border plans are hard to keep up with. But the common threads connecting many of the developments is one of cruelty, chaos, and dehumanization.  According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, “We’re in… Continue »

America’s Voice El Censo 2020 en la guerra de Trump contra indocumentados y minorías Undocumented Workers Request Meeting With White House, Trump Plays Dumb on Hiring Practices “No Time for Complicity or Silence” – Taking Stock of Trump’s Human Rights Crisis Las noticias más destacadas en español English US News and World Report Meet America’s… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: We are witnessing a human rights crisis in real time, the magnitude of which should shake us to our core.  As the saying goes, the fish rots from the head down. And Donald Trump has failed and corrupted the system from top… Continue »

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan claimed that horrific detention conditions for children and adults described by the media at an El Paso border station were “unsubstantiated.”  And, last month McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he is hearing only about minor detention condition issues and that “any… Continue »

America’s Voice Caught Lying, Again: DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Cannot Be Trusted Reelección de Trump debería hacer que demócratas superen diferencias Spanish CNN en Español ¿Cuál es la verdadera situación de los niños inmigrantes en los centros de detención de Estados Unidos? (Video) June 30, 2019 Noticias Telemundo Beto O’Rourke viajará a Ciudad Juárez para… Continue »

Definitive Evidence Undermining Trump Administration Claims that Families Must be Detained to Ensure Court Appearance Yesterday, Syracuse University’s TRAC released a report that shows that the overwhelming majority of asylum-seekers show up for their hearings. This finding debunks repeated claims made by the President and senior Homeland Security and Trump administration officials that asylum-seeking families… Continue »

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he is hearing only about minor detention condition issues and that “any issue that affects the safety of detainees is addressed immediately.” However, the facts suggest otherwise, according to nine reports by the DHS Inspector General and multiple doctors working in… Continue »

If you’d like a recording of the call, please contact press@americasvoice.org As Trump appoints former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of USCIS (without Senate confirmation) and one day before Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is set to participate in a Senate Judiciary hearing on Trump’s approach to immigration and border management issues,… Continue »

On Friday, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a management alert requiring “immediate attention and action…to alleviate dangerous overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (PDT).”  In unannounced visits to the PDT, the IG observed that DHS was housing 6 to 7 times the maximum capacity of… Continue »