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Immigration Reform News February 15, 2019 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice “La declaración de emergencia es un poderoso símbolo de la increíble debilidad del presidente Trump”: Frank Sharry “The emergency declaration is a powerful symbol of President Trump’s incredible weakness.” – Frank Sharry Chris Hayes on the Meaning of “Border Security” ICYMI: As Trump Preps His “National Emergency,” His Undocumented Former Employees Share Their … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “It’s an Attack on our Democracy by an Autocrat”

Heaven Forbid If We Have a Real National Emergency The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding reports that President Trump intends to declare a national emergency to seek funds for his border wall: Just because the the President didn’t get what he wanted — a stupid wall to … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on DHS Funding Bill: “We can and must do more to ensure that the days of giving ICE blank checks comes to an end, and to reverse the runaway train of unaccountable detention funding.”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice reacting to the proposed DHS funding deal and implications: Democrats must do more to rein in the runaway train of DHS funding and the rogue behavior of ICE and CBP.  For too long, ICE and the Border Patrol have operated with impunity … Continue reading »

ICYMI: TPS Holders Rally to Tell Congress: “Residency Now!”

Thousands Rally in D.C. to Keep Trump from Separating Families and Deporting Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders Tuesday February 12th, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from across the nation gathered to prove to the Trump administration they will not be intimidated by it’s racist policies, and to urge Congress to pass a permanent solution … Continue reading »

What is a National Emergency? And Why Trump’s Threat to Declare One is a Racist Political Stunt

Originally published January 8, 2019 According to reports, Donald Trump may soon use the power of the White House to launch a racist political stunt dressed up as a national emergency. As the government shutdown grinds on, advocates fear that Trump will announce a national emergency and plans to appropriate Department of Defense funds to … Continue reading »

Making Sense of DHS Funding Debate: Why Congressional Oversight of DHS and ICE is Critically Needed

“Moving forward, House Democrats must address ICE’s impunity and lies and remember that every ‘detention bed’ on a budget ledger is a human life.”– Pili Tobar, Deputy Director The implications of the DHS funding deal to keep the government open – in particular the detention beds and related nuances – are both confusing and important. … Continue reading »

Trump and his wall of falsehoods

With hubris, President Donald Trump went to El Paso, Texas to proclaim the “benefits” of the wall–as if he knows more about the situation than local officials and residents of this border city. What’s worse, he did it through falsehoods and exaggerations. He trotted out his new campaign slogan, Finish the Wall, when its building … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News February 13, 2019 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Making Sense of DHS Funding Debate: Why Congressional Oversight of DHS and ICE is Critically Needed Trump and his wall of falsehoods English Huffpost Trump’s Wall ‘Emergency’ Would Be The First To Overrule Congress On Spending By S.V. Date February 12, 2019 The Washington Post (Opinion) With new border deal, Republicans are trying … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Today is the TPS Day of Action!

Today is the national day of action for temporary protected status (TPS) — a major mobilization where advocates are demanding justice and a permanent solution for TPS holders from 13 countries. The Trump Administration is slowly ending TPS for hundreds of thousands of longtime residents, by cancelling or failing to redesignate TPS for countries whose deadlines … Continue reading »