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Unlike GOP Leaders, Some Conservative Observers Speak Up and Condemn Trump’s Immigration Cruelty and Divisiveness

The uproar across the country and party lines against the administration’s inhumane immigration policies and rhetoric – from separating infants and toddlers from their parents to referring to immigrants as “animals” – is amplified only by the deafening silence in most of the Republican ranks. There are some notable exceptions. Below, we excerpt conservative commentary from Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael … Continue reading »

After Trump’s Latest Dehumanizing Comments, Americans Are Ready for Common Decency and Common Sense

Donald Trump’s latest comments scapegoating, dehumanizing, and “othering” immigrants is an unfortunate reminder of the worldview of this president and a preview of the ugly politics of fear that we will see from the White House and Republican candidates throughout this election cycle. The following is a statement from America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New Yorker: “Taking Children From Their Parents is a Form of State Terror”

The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen compares the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents to tactics employed by Putin. In her latest column she notes, “Hostage-taking is an instrument of terror. Capturing family members, especially children, is a tried-and-true instrument of totalitarian terror. Memoirs of Stalinist terror are full of stories of strong men … Continue reading »

Ahead of Mother’s Day, Ohio Faith and Community-Based Groups Blast Trump Administration Immigration Policies that Separate Mothers From Children

“It’s unconscionable that this Administration is looking for new ways to create broken families, instead of keeping them whole” Cleveland, OH — Ahead of Mother’s Day, fifteen faith and community-based organizations in Ohio issued an open letter condemning Trump Administration immigration policies that needlessly separate mothers from their children. The letter cites examples of specific … Continue reading »

Instead of Reaching Predetermined Conclusions, Trump Administration Should Use an Objective Analysis of Country Conditions to Make Decisions Regarding TPS Extensions

Last week, the Trump Administration ended another TPS program – for Hondurans – despite reports from in-country diplomats, obtained by the Washington Post, that warned against doing so. This termination comes after 13 reviews and extensions across four other Republican and Democratic Administrations. Of the eight programs up for extension since Trump became President, this Administration has ended six, terminating TPS for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: In WaPo Op-Ed, Former Ambassadors Criticize Trump’s Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras

Former Ambassadors from Honduras and Panama Speak Out Against the Administration’s Termination of Honduran TPS Program Last Friday, the Trump Administration unjustly ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. In an op-ed with the Washington Post, former Honduran Ambassador, James Nealon, and former Panama Ambassador, John Feeley, denounce the Administration’s decision and spell out why over 57,000 Honduran TPS … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo Exposes How Trump Admin Ignored Senior Diplomats To Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

Trump reportedly ignored embassy cables with advice from senior U.S. diplomats regarding the deportation of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Last night, the Washington Post released a breaking article by Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim, and Joshua Partlow that exposes the Trump Administration ignoring senior U.S. Diplomats’ advice to not deport over 300,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “What kind of country would tear apart and lock up Families fleeing violence in their homelands? Ours.”

The Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in on the disturbing announcement from Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration yesterday that will result in the purposeful separation of parents from their children. Read excerpts of the LA Times editorial below, “What kind of country would tear apart and lock up families fleeing violence in their homelands? Ours”: Atty. Gen. Jeff … Continue reading »

Decision to End Honduras Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Disastrous for Honduran TPS Holders

Honduran TPS Holders Discuss Impact of Decision On Their Lives According to McClatchy and The Washington Post, the Trump Administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for yet another country in the throes of unrest and chaos. This time the country is Honduras, a country plagued by violence, social turmoil, and recurring natural disasters that left over 57,000 Hondurans … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Politico PRO and Newsy Highlight the Urgency of Hondurans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Facing Friday’s Deportation Decision

Honduras TPS Decision Deadline: 5/4/2018, 2 Days As the Honduran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) deadline looms, both Politico PRO and Newsy highlight the fear of various Honduran TPS holders and immigration advocates who are speaking out to urge the Trump Administration to extend TPS for the 57,000 legal immigrants from Honduras. Read the Politico PRO and Newsy article. Politico PRO Honduran immigrants implore Trump administration … Continue reading »