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Douglas Rivlin

On Immigration, Trump Team is Flailing, Failing, and Motivated by Politics

“Instead of changing course on his failed immigration policy, it’s looking more and more like Team Trump is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Douglas Rivlin While covering immigration in the Trump administration offers an endless string of news, there’s a consistent theme that runs through all the busy developments: all of what … Continue reading »

Choosing Among Losers, Trump Selects Cuccinelli As “Immigration Czar”

The New York Times and others are reporting that former Virginia Attorney General and failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has been selected by President Trump to be his “Immigration Czar.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice: Ken Cuccinelli as immigration czar is a perfect embodiment of … Continue reading »

Trump Using Big Gov’t to Take Away Americans’ Freedom: Law Enforcement Tracking Opponents is Latest Revelation of Trump’s Bankrupt Immigration Strategy

A story today in The Intercept reveals that a security contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took the time to meticulously catalog a series of protests against the President’s family separation policy and report those protests preemptively to all DHS staffers and law enforcement across the country. The events – 300 community-based rallies … Continue reading »

“HB 527/SB 168 Is An Unforced Error Republicans Can Avoid”: What Reporters Need To Ask About Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Bill in Advance of Senate Vote

“As a state, Florida has the reputation nationally of being the place where bad things happen to dumb people who didn’t anticipate the consequences of their actions. Lawmakers in Tallahassee should play against type.” Florida Republicans passed a state ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” through the lower House of the legislature this week which sets … Continue reading »

Miller and Trump Target Immigration and Visas for African Countries with New Visa Overstay Memorandum

“This is Stephen Miller’s way of operationalizing his immigration strategy to ‘make America White again.’ – Douglas Rivlin Yesterday, in a story about White House advisor Stephen Miller taking personal interest in certain deportation cases, Politico quoted an unnamed White House former staffer saying, “It’s not an overstatement to say Stephen Miller wakes up every … Continue reading »

Douglas Rivlin: “Stephen Miller’s behavior is that of a bully who is playing politics with the lives of actual human beings.”

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, regarding the Trump administration’s plan to transport and release immigrant detainees into so-called “sanctuary cities,” as reported by the Washington Post: Trump is failing and flailing on immigration, his signature issue and the heart of his 2020 reelection strategy. So, these are … Continue reading »

Trump’s Political Circus: His Administration Helped Create The Humanitarian Crisis

“In reality, their policies have fueled, not extinguished the humanitarian crisis and now Trump wants to exploit it for 2020 voter-mobilization.” – Douglas Rivlin Another day and another string of reminders that Donald Trump is exacerbating and exploiting the crisis and chaos at the border. And because he views his hardline immigration brand as inextricable … Continue reading »

Trump Hasn’t Shut the Door on Re-Instituting Family Separations

“We are not out of the woods, even if [Trump] says vaguely and unconvincingly that ‘we are not looking to do that’ right now.” — Douglas Rivlin Yesterday, President Trump said of reports of re-instituting his cruel border family separation policy, “We’re not looking to do that,” before noting, “Once you don’t have it, that’s … Continue reading »

“They Want It to Get Worse” – Trump and Miller Set Course for More Chaos and Inhumanity

For Trump, Politics Trumps Problem Solving President Trump and lead nativist advisor Stephen Miller are flailing and furious about the administration’s continued failures on their signature hardline immigration issue. Their cruel and simplistic deterrence-only approaches have exacerbated the complicated challenges posed by Central Americans seeking asylum and refuge. Now, Trump and Miller are set to … Continue reading »

Failing and Flailing: Firing Nielsen Reveals Incompetence and Cruelty as Trump Doubles Down on His  Signature 2020 Issue

The forced resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen is the latest reminder that as the Trump team gears up for a 2020 re-election based on their signature hardline immigration issue, their deterrence-only policies have failed, and now they are flailing and furious and out of ideas — except for even more cruelty. Douglas Rivlin, Communication Director, America’s … Continue reading »