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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, “Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” which highlighted a quiet, though insidious, issue brewing at the agency charged with timely processing of immigration requests paid for exclusively by fees charged to users. Like … Continue reading »

election 2020

It’s clear that racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. As political observers assess the related ugliness and implications, it’s worth noting that: Xenophobia backfired badly in 2018 after Trump – and most GOP candidates – closed with ugly and cynical attack ads focused on caravans, criminals … Continue reading »

Turning Its Back on Venezuela, Trump Admin OK with Endangering the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli’s announcement that it will not designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS): The decision by the Trump administration to … Continue reading »

NPR: CBP Agent Forces 3-Year Old into Literal Sofi’s Choice of Mom or Dad The moral collapse of the Trump administration is on full display: President Trump’s “go back to where you came from” racist tweets and comments aimed at women of color elected to Congress; VP Mike Pence and a group of Republican Senators see … Continue reading »

Why haven't Republicans spoken out against the extensive overreach of Trump's deportation plans?

Yesterday, Frank Sharry noted that racism, nativism and stoking white grievance will be the “beating heart” of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Leading observers are making a similar assessment, recognizing that we are gearing up for a vile campaign season that will pit Trump’s turbocharged racism and xenophobia against a different and inclusive vision of America. … Continue reading »