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Douglas Rivlin

“The goal of the Trump administration’s agreement with El Salvador is to continue Trump’s politically motivated ‘keep ’em out’ strategy…” – America’s Voice on U.S./El Salvador Asylum Agreement

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the news that the Trump administration signed an agreement with the government of El Salvador to explore asylum changes that could keep asylum seekers from other countries in El Salvador and which may lead to a future “safe … Continue reading »

Public Outrage Rescues Life-Saving Medical Program For Immigrants

American Public and Democrats in Congress Step Up: “This reversal was not a change of heart from Trump or Stephen Miller. It is the result of broad public outcry…” A program that would affect over 1,000 immigrants seeking to stay in the U.S. for life-altering medical treatment was reinstated, saving immigrants’ lives, including the life … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Planning to Strip Billions More in Military Funding For Trump’s 2020 Wall

In a new piece for the Washington Post, Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey report on the Trump administration’s latest plan to divert more than $18 billion in military funding to pay for 500 miles in border wall by the 2020 elections. The report comes only weeks after the administration stripped $3.6 billion from 127 approved … Continue reading »

Stark Contrast on Display: Trump’s False Border Triumphalism vs. Real Lives Endangered By “Return to Mexico” and Sham Asylum Process

The contrast between the Trump administration’s triumphalism and the trauma and pain inflicted by their asylum and border policies is on stark display this week. Yesterday, President Trump went to a section of border fencing near San Diego and held a political photo-op, going so far as to sign a section of the wall with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Facing Work Disruptions, TPS Holders’ Futures Remain in Flux as Consequences of Trump’s Mass Deportation Policies Take Hold

NYT: Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump; AP: Advocates Say Salvadorans Encountering U.S. Work Permit Issues The New York Times is bringing into focus the real and traumatizing consequences of President Trump’s immigration policies. As reporters explain, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, like the hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the Washington D.C. … Continue reading »

Trump: Who is Going to Pay for the Wall? European Allies are Going to Pay for the Wall! 

Just the Latest Outrageous Idea of How A “Lawless President Funds His Wall” In response to the public outrage that the Trump administration is raiding $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects for the sake of a campaign promise, the administration is now proposing that Europe picks up the tab. No, not the Onion. As … Continue reading »

The Human Toll of Trump’s Relentless Cruelty Toward Immigrants

As the Trump administration continues its relentless assault on immigrants and refugees, the human toll mounts. Trump and his administration has turned its back on simple American values like decency, dignity and compassion. With Stephen Miller now seeking to zero-out refugee admissions from their already devastatingly low numbers and with the consequences of the so-called … Continue reading »

As Trump Rages – Devastating Military Preparedness and Disaster Relief Resources – Hurricane Dorian Threatens East Coast

GOP Trying to Weather Trump’s Diversion of Resources as Storm Puts Americans in Harm’s Way Hurricane Dorian poses a real threat to American communities, but according to our President the biggest threat facing America are families and children seeking asylum at our Southern Border. Therefore, President Trump has diverted funds away from FEMA, the Coast … Continue reading »

“Americans’ hearts are with the Dreamers, and our eyes are on the Supreme Court and the Senate” – Douglas Rivlin Reflects on Two Year Anniversary of DACA Termination

Ending DACA Was Another Vile Trump Assault on Immigrants Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of President Trump’s announced termination the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The following is a statement from Douglas G. Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice:  Trump started his relentless assault on immigrants when he launched his candidacy. His … Continue reading »

Recapping August: A Month of All-Encompassing Trump Cruelty Aimed at Immigrants

“All of it came as our fellow Americans in El Paso buried their dead following a terrorist attack inspired by Trump and his allies.” Last Friday, America’s Voice published a detailed overview of the litany of attacks launched by the Trump administration — in August alone — on legal immigration, immigrants, and refugees. Since we … Continue reading »