Culture of Cruelty Starts at the Top Every day brings more examples of the culture of impunity and dehumanizing cruelty that defines CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and our entire immigration enforcement system. President Trump, who has called the reports about horrific conditions for migrants, asylum-seekers and children in government care a “hoax”, has encouraged… Continue »

“Sharing the rights and responsibilities of citizenship is a value that spans America and Americans, regardless of party or partisanship.” Douglas Rivlin As President Trump gets ready for his tanks and airplane-filled ego trip on the National Mall, millions of Americans are rightfully outraged about the human rights crisis on display in detention facilities and… Continue »

Advocates Secure Restoration of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in the Empire State New York State passed a bill that will allow everyone, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain a license to drive legally in the state. Advocates for immigrant communities and their allies across the state won a tremendous victory for public safety,… Continue »

“Trump’s actions are motivated largely by fear that his base may figure out that he is failing on his number one issue, immigration.” As President Trump’s bluster and threats and declarations of victories on immigration continue to dominate discussion, we have a host of new reminders about the human toll inflicted by his administration’s failures… Continue »

Observers are busy panning President Trump’s claims of a major victory on immigration caused by his tariff threats, with leading columnists highlighting how it fits into a long-established pattern of Trump claiming major victories that are at odds with the real facts and failures on display. Additional reporting underscores that Trump’s motivations regarding the tariff… Continue »

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its latest pathetic attempt to stop immigration: a gradually increasing tariff paid for by Americans on all Mexican products consumed by Americans with the childish hope that this will somehow strongarm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central Americans seeking safety in the U.S.  In what will be another failed… Continue »

“Trump Playbook: Deny, Distract, Demonize. Repeat.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director for America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s promise that today or tomorrow, he was “going to do something really dramatic on our border:” President Trump, the showman and press manipulator in chief, said today he would have a ‘dramatic’ border… Continue »

“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 »

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 »

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 »