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Leading Lawmakers Speaking Out to Condemn Obama Administration Home Raids

In response to the Obama Administration’s series of home raids aimed at arresting, detaining and deporting young mothers and their children back to Central America and the violence they fled in the first place, leading lawmakers are beginning to speak out to condemn the Administration’s actions. America’s Voice thanks the below lawmakers for their leadership and will … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: ICE Deportation “Raids Will Not Bring Us Order. Raids Will Only Bring Misery.”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez expanded on his earlier statement denouncing the Central American deportation raids, adding that the raids “are not the Democratic Party’s solution to immigration questions, nor should it be America’s” during a House floor speech earlier today. According to the most recent reports, since the past weekend at least 121 adults and children … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez Denounces ICE Raids Of Central American Families

Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutiérrez has become the latest — and one of the most prominent — advocates to slam the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to raid the homes of refugee families and deport them back to violence in their home countries in Central America. The statement from Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s office: The raids by the Obama Administration on families … Continue reading »

“Happy 2016 From The Deporter-in-Chief”: ICE Raids of Central American Families Blasted In Op-Eds, Editorials

The Obama Administration’s decision to raid homes and deport Central American refugees fleeing violence and death has resulted in condemnation from immigrant rights advocates, community leaders, and legal experts from around the nation. According to the most recent reports, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have detained at least 11 Central American families … Continue reading »

Obama Administration Raids Homes to Deport Vulnerable Central American Families Back to Violence They Fled

Frank Sharry: “Raids that terrorize communities, trample civil rights and separate families are something we would expect from a President Trump” The  following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. It’s official.  The Obama Administration has begun home raids aimed at arresting, detaining and deporting young mothers and their children back … Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About The Central American Deportation Raids

Over the holiday break, we learned of a disturbing development: the Obama Administration appeared to be preparing a series of ICE raids targeting Central American refugees currently living in the US for deportation. Here’s everything we know about the Obama Administration’s deportation raids. What We Know About the Obama Administration’s Deportation Raids On Sunday, the Los Angeles … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión Editorial: “Family Raids Must Stop”

A new editorial in the nation’s largest Spanish language daily newspaper, La Opinión, condemns the Obama Administration’s planned series of raids to target refugees who have fled violence in Central America. The English language version of the editorial is available here online and follows below:  Family Raids Must Stop It is unfair that mothers and children are as much a priority … Continue reading »

We Need to Welcome Refugees

The reports from Paris and Beirut have been horrendous and America’s Voice stands in solidarity with the victims and their families. Already, politicians like Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are using this tragedy to double down on their attacks against immigrants and refugees. Can you imagine packing up your belongings and fleeing your home … Continue reading »

Syrian refugees need your help

Can you imagine packing all of your belongings and moving to a new country? I remember moving to the United States when I was 11 years old. My family left everything they had back in Venezuela in order to give my brothers and I better opportunities, a better education, and a chance at a better … Continue reading »

“As A Nation, We Are Better Than Sending People Back To A War Zone”

Frank Sharry Reacts to Trump’s Call to Expel All Syrian Refugees Yesterday, while speaking in New Hampshire, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reiterated his support for the inhumane 1950s mass deportation undertaking known as “Operation Wetback.” He also found new vulnerable targets to attack. Trump pledged that, as president, he would seek to expel all Syrian refugees: … Continue reading »