The House of Representatives is expected to debate and vote on the NO BAN Act a today, a bill to rescind President Trump’s Muslim Ban, African Ban and Refugee Ban as well as to prevent measures that restrict legal immigration and travel based on religion, national origin or other forms of blatant discrimination.  The following… Continue »

There they go again. The Trump administration has been busy in recent days making news on an array of issues broadly relevant to immigration. While each are important in their own right, they share several themes in common: they underscore Trump’s authoritarian worldview that he is above the law; they are motivated by racism and… Continue »

“He’s not really acting as the President of the United States. He’s acting as the president of white people in red states.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: I’ll leave the legal analysis to others, because I don’t think Trump cares about whether this will withstand court… Continue »

Leading observers are condemning the Trump administration’s dangerous deployment of DHS agents to Portland and other American cities, arguing that this provocative and cynical move undermines our democracy and heads us toward what author Anne Applebaum calls, “performative authoritarianism.” Jamelle Bouie in The New York Times, The Border War in Portland, notes: “As a candidate,… Continue »

“Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the most courageous and consistent advocates for just and humane immigration policies”   Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who passed away Friday, is remembered rightly as a life-long champion for civil rights and voting rights. Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the… Continue »

The Military Defied Trump After Lafayette Park; DHS Stood Up as His Private Army in Oregon In response to the Trump administration’s decision to escalate conflict in Portland, Oregon by deploying DHS agents, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:   “The dangers of what’s happening in Portland have deep… Continue »

Next Round of COVID Relief Needs to Focus on Including and Protecting Immigrant Workers and Families Threatened By Trump President Trump’s relentless anti-immigrant focus is not only cruel and politically unpopular but also is actively harming America’s health and unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From new details of how Trump’s visa ban has caused… Continue »

 As the Coronavirus continues to take its toll on our country and the state of Maryland, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) workers continue to put their lives on the line to combat the pandemic. Over 6,600 essential workers in Maryland have TPS— they are healthcare workers, janitors, small business owners, delivery and rideshare drivers, and more.… Continue »