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Borderline Crazy: GOP Colludes with Trump on Failure, Cruelty and Punishing Children, While Americans Deserve A Rational Way Forward on Border and Refugees

The latest monthly Customs and Border Protection apprehension numbers – denoting a 32% increase in apprehensions from last month with more than 100,000 families or children detained – underscore the fact that we are in the midst of a refugee and humanitarian crisis. Here are three essential points to remember: Trump’s cruel and deterrence-only approach … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Immigration Experts Discuss Trump’s Latest Attack on Asylum, Immigration

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today immigration experts and advocates discussed the latest developments on immigration, border and asylum policy. Reports have surfaced that a new proposed asylum rule from the Trump administration, if announced, will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, fail to address the underlying causes of … Continue reading »

Taxing Americans To Get Mexico To Stop Central Americans:This Is What Flailing Looks Like

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its latest pathetic attempt to stop immigration: a gradually increasing tariff paid for by Americans on all Mexican products consumed by Americans with the childish hope that this will somehow strongarm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central Americans seeking safety in the U.S.  In what will be another failed … Continue reading »

Trump Asylum Change Will Lead to More Chaos and Failure

If press reports are true that President Trump plans a new prohibition on people seeking asylum who transit through “third countries,” then we will see more chaos and failure.  The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: If press reports are accurate, this decision will cause a chain reaction – … Continue reading »

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 »