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Trump’s “Dramatic” Border Announcement: A Cynical Distraction from Mueller and the President’s Immigration Failures

“Trump Playbook: Deny, Distract, Demonize. Repeat.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director for America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s promise that today or tomorrow, he was “going to do something really dramatic on our border:” President Trump, the showman and press manipulator in chief, said today he would have a ‘dramatic’ border … Continue reading »

As Democrats Advance Strong Solutions to Solve Trump’s Chaos at the Border, Trump White House Keeps Embracing Failed Policies (Sorry Jared)

Sharp contrasts on display yesterday between Democrats’ sane solutions and Trump White House’s failures, chaos, and cruelty; contrast will only grow sharper as 2020 looms The contrast between the Trump administration’s ongoing border and immigration failures, chaos, and cruelty and Democrats’ sane solutions were on display yesterday and are set to only grow sharper as … Continue reading »

Senate Democrats Release Plan of Action to Contrast Trump’s Failing Immigration Policy

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent details a new bill set to be introduced by the entire Democratic caucus in the Senate that will be “the basis for a substantive blueprint to respond to the asylum-seeking crisis — and, more broadly, an answer to Trump’s xenophobic and nativist nationalism, a vision … Continue reading »

The Real “Big Fat Con Job” Is Perpetuated From the Oval Office: Trump Anti-Asylum Policies Are Political and Will Only Make Matters Worse

Nick Miroff’s story in the Washington Post, “U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border” drives home the fact that Stephen Miller and fellow Trump administration hardliners are charging ahead with deterrence-only policies that are doomed to make the current humanitarian and refugee crisis … Continue reading »

Trump’s Latest Memo Imposing Fees on Asylum Seekers and Ending Their Work Permits is More of the Same Failed and Inhumane Policy

We Need Common Sense, Effective and Humane Solutions Last night, the President issued a memorandum that purports to be a solution to the increasing number of families seeking asylum at our southern border by imposing fees on asylum seekers, ending work permits for asylum seekers to support themselves while awaiting decisions on their cases, limiting … Continue reading »

“Emma Lazarus didn’t add ‘pay to play’ language in an asterisk or include ‘this offer only valid…’ terms in the fine print.” – America’s Voice on Trump Asylum Restrictions

More Failure On Its Way At The Border The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the new restrictions on asylum seekers proposed by the Trump Administration. New restrictions on asylum encapsulate the vicious cruelty, failed policy, and cynical political motivations that define all things Trump and immigration. … Continue reading »

Trump Administration to “Bypass” Due Process Through Major Expansion in Expedited Removal

A few weeks ago, President Trump said, “[W]e should get rid of [immigration] judges.” Although immigration law bars him from doing so through executive action, yesterday Politico reported that, “The Homeland Security Department is weighing a plan to bypass immigration courts and remove undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they’ve been present continuously in the U.S. … Continue reading »

Trump’s Punitive Policy is Failing at the Border and There’s a Better Way

As we’ve been highlighting, Trump is failing at the border and has zero idea what to do as his hardline deterrence-only policies aren’t working to stem the volume of asylum-seeking families. Instead of exploring the types of practical policies that a more sane administration would pursue, Trump is hellbent on injecting more chaos, more inhumanity, … Continue reading »