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Donald Trump's recent immigration executive orders unleashed the worst political humanitarian crisis in recent US history. Here's how we're fighting back.

Trump’s Machiavellian plan has scarcely begun

WASHINGTON, DC – If there was still any doubt about how emboldened Donald Trump is since presumably being “exonerated” of collusion in the Russian plot, consider the various examples from the past days and hours: he threatened to “close” the border with Mexico over the humanitarian crisis that he himself created and exacerbated with his … Continue reading »

Senator Dianne Feinstein: Protecting defenseless children is not an immigration ‘loophole’

In a powerful Washington Post op-ed, Senator Dianne Feinstein reminds the nation that we must protect children who show up at our border seeking safety. We recap key excerpts from Senator Feinstein’s op-ed below and read the entire piece here: I remember watching the nightly television news in the 1990s and seeing a 15-year-old Chinese girl … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Continues Full Steam Ahead in Efforts to Reshape America’s Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees

Congress may be essentially done for the year, but the Trump Administration is moving forward aggressively to fundamentally reshape the way America treats immigrants and refugees. Just in the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen the Trump administration: Abandon ICE’s presumed release policy that kept most pregnant women out of immigrant detention facilities; Float a radical … Continue reading »

Omnibus: Trump, GOP Pursue Relentless Anti-Immigrant Policies

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the details and implications of the omnibus spending package and its immigration funding. Donald Trump and his GOP followers have made clear that they will relentlessly pursue their anti-immigrant agenda in Washington and in elections across the country. Pro-immigrant forces … Continue reading »

As ICE and CBP Run Rampant, Why Would Congress Increase Funding?

Next week, members of Congress will face a key decision: will they be complicit in Trump’s war on immigrants – and approve his $21.5 billion request to bolster his arsenal of deportation agents – or will they defend our history as a nation of immigrants? According to Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, “Under … Continue reading »

As Congress Prepares to Negotiate DHS Appropriations, Advocates to Champions in Congress: Hold That Line!

As reports continue of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement agencies ICE and DHS unaccountability and outlandish behavior, Congress will decide whether to grant the President’s $21.5 billion request to further his war on immigrants with border militarization and souped-up Deportation Force agents. Last week, in a joint letter to congressional leadership and members of the House Committee … Continue reading »

ICYMI: POLITICO Pro: “19 AGs urge Congress to find a solution for TPS recipients”

A POLITICO Pro piece by Ted Hesson reports that nineteen state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders today, calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to allow for Salvadoran and Haitian TPS holders to remain in the country. The signers include attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, … Continue reading »

Republican Congress Must Stop the Buildup of Trump’s Deportation Force and Focus on Enacting the Dream Act

Groups Ramp Up Efforts To Prevent Republican Congress from Appropriating Billions for Immigration Enforcement – Money that Would be Used to Deport Dreamers A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With Trump’s March 5th deadline passed, immigrant advocates are ramping up efforts to stop the Republican controlled Congress from appropriating billions to fund the Department … Continue reading »

CNN Poll: By 83-12%, Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Strong Majority Hold Trump & GOP Responsible for Inaction

New CNN polling finds, once again, that Americans across all partisan affiliations overwhelmingly support Congress protecting Dreamers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the public holds either President Trump or congressional Republicans responsible for the continued failure to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. Among the key immigration takeaways from the new CNN polling include: By an 83-12% margin, Americans support policies … Continue reading »

Statement from Dreamer Juan Escalante in Light of President Trump’s Recent Comments on DACA Negotiations and Immigration

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) featured an ugly embrace of anti-immigrant politics from both President Trump and the attendees.  As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post, “At this year’s conference, in place of discussions of how to reach out to nonwhite voters, speakers, including Trump, spoke about keeping immigrants out.” During his CPAC speech, President … Continue reading »