The combination of the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement executive order, which treats all undocumented immigrants as potential priorities for deportation, and the deportation raids conducted throughout the country by ICE, has spread fear in families and communities across America. Some voices in the Trump Administration and DHS have been attempting to follow the boss and emphasize a focus… Continue »

In new analysis for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent connects the dots on the extreme Trump Administration agenda, predicting that the administration is testing  “just how far the administration can go in limiting legal immigration and in expelling undocumented immigrants with longtime ties to U.S. communities.” See the full version of Sargent’s must read piece here with key excerpts… Continue »

Thousands of Latinos, immigrants, refugees and their allies marched the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin yesterday in a “Day Without Latinos” action. Hundreds of businessowners closed their doors and many others skipped work to march in protest of the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a top Trump ally. According to Huffington… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here In recent days, multiple communities have been targeted with deportation raids and a new Trump Administration policy that treats all undocumented immigrants as priorities for deportation, regardless of their roots and ties to the United States. On a telephonic press call today, immigration advocates and lawyers provided updates on the Deportation… Continue »

According to the most recent information from the New York Times, ICE agents swept up as many as 600 undocumented immigrants in raids spanning at least 11 states. Reports indicate that some of these sweeps, which started last week, have been at restaurants, at homes, and at workplaces. Additionally, unsubstantiated rumors of checkpoints in Austin, Miami,… Continue »

Stephen Miller, the former Jeff Sessions staffer and current Trump policy advisor who was the lead author of the immigration and Muslim/refugee ban executive orders, made the rounds on Sunday talk shows yesterday. His appearances were widely-panned, The Washington Post assigned “bushels of Pinocchios” for Miller’s falsehoods, and it was painfully clear that Miller is neither ready for prime time… Continue »

In recent days, multiple communities have been targeted with deportation raids and a new Trump Administration policy that treats all undocumented immigrants as priorities for deportation, regardless of their roots and ties to the United States. On a telephonic press call TODAY, February 13th, at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT, immigration advocates and lawyers will provide updates on the Deportation… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here With litigation challenging President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban and Trump’s Deportation Force fanning out across the country, America’s Voice Education Fund resumed its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a pause on some… Continue »

It’s looking like the only thing larger than Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” will be the price tag. Reuters got a preview of a new DHS report that puts the estimated cost of his US/Mexico border monstrosity at up to $21.6 billion, nearly triple the estimate that Trump had put forward about a year ago as a… Continue »

The indiscriminate brutality of Donald Trump’s Deportation Force was on full display yesterday, following the nationally-publicized case of Guadalupe García. Trump claimed he would prioritize “criminals” and so-called “bad hombres” for deportation, but instead ICE tore a mother from her two US citizen children. As AV’s Lynn Tramonte stated yesterday, “Wake up, America: this is what mass… Continue »