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America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to House Passage of HR 2213

“We won’t forget.” Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2213, a bill that will allow President Trump to lower the hiring standards for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, an agency already notorious for its corruption. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, We are not surprised that Republicans are helping Trump … Continue reading »

Advocates, Democrats to John Kelly: Use Powers of Discretion on Immigration and Deportation

Advocates have not been happy with DHS Secretary John Kelly and his blind implementation of Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. Neither are Senate Democrats, according to a new Huffington Post piece by Elise Foley. In January, 37 Senate Democrats voted to confirm Kelly. But what they thought they would get from him — a man of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Reps. Roybal-Allard, Napolitano, and Jayapal: ‘Harsh Immigration Policies, Deportations Harm Children’

On the heels of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, Representatives Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Napolitano (D-CA), and Jayapal (D-WA) have a new, joint op-ed for The Hill on the psychological trauma generated by Trump’s immigration orders and similar state-based policies, including the Texas “show-me-your-papers” SB4 law. “Harsh U.S. immigration policies are causing mental, social harm to American children” … Continue reading »

America is Counting on Democratic Leaders to Stand Against Trump Mass Deportation Strategy

As White House Gears Up for a Shutdown Fight Over Wall, Deportation Force and Expanded Detention, We Look to Pelosi and Schumer to Stand Against Trump and Protect Our Values According to Politico: The White House, under internal pressure to show legislative achievements ahead of the 100-day mark, is gearing up for a government shutdown fight to … Continue reading »

Sen. Gillibrand Leads 15 Sens. Asking Sec. Kelly for Info on Children Separated from Deported Parents

For the last few months, Donald Trump has been running a mass deportation agenda that has terrified communities, separated families, and made it clear that all undocumented immigrants in the US are now at risk of deportation. Last week, we published a blog post about four immigrant parents living in different parts of the country, who have … Continue reading »

The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

People Power, Resolute Democrats On Verge of Defeating President Trump’s Budget Request for Border Wall and Deportation Force Last week, another Trump promise crumbled with the crash and burn of the health care bill in the House of Representatives. The keys to victory: people power, Democratic unity and Republican divisions. Looking forward, it looks like … Continue reading »

Dems Make it Clear to Trump: No Taxpayer Money for Mass Deportation

Donald Trump wants to spend billions of dollars on a mass-deportation crackdown that would tear immigrant families and communities apart. The billions that he proposes to spend would be taxpayer money, partly contributed by immigrants themselves and partly contributed by the vast majority of Americans who don’t support Trump’s deportation agenda. Congressional Democrats have begun … Continue reading »

Schumer and Democrats Defend American Values: No Increase in Funds to Pay for Mass Deportation and a Stupid Border Wall

This week, President Trump will request $6.6 billion to fund his nationwide deportation force, new detention centers, and a massive infrastructure increase at the border (read: stupid border wall) – all to implement his mass deportation blueprint. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has staked out a strong stance, promising to stand up against Trump’s … Continue reading »

Lessons from Nevada: Harry Reid and In-State Ground Game Offer Lessons for Democrats Moving Forward

Nevada stands out as one of the 2016 successes for Democrats, after serving as the Party’s “Latino firewall” in 2010.  This happened because the state is home to smart and sophisticated Latino voter engagement efforts as well as a staunch Latino and immigrant champion, Harry Reid. As Democrats plan the way forward, two recent pieces highlight … Continue reading »

Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra To House Dems: “Exit Polls Misrepresent The Latino Vote”

After a year and a half of ugly rhetoric from Donald Trump, Latino voters turned out in historic numbers this past Presidential election — and they were decisively in Hillary Clinton’s corner, 79-18 according to expert pollsters Latino Decisions. It’s why the exit polling we’ve seen coming from by Edison Research — which gives Trump … Continue reading »