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Senate Vote on Jeff Sessions to Determine If “Intellectual Godfather” Behind Trump Executive Orders Will Be Nation’s Attorney General

As the Senate gears up to vote later today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States, Senators should be fully aware that Sessions’ longstanding worldview and policy agenda is cohesive and fundamentally hostile to immigration and the changing demographics of America – and has been on display … Continue reading »

Reminders Why Any Senator Voting for Jeff Sessions Will Own Everything He Does as AG

As Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination moves closer to a Senate vote, vote counters are predicting that he will likely be confirmed. But the prospect of installing Jeff Sessions as the highest law enforcement officer in America is a frightening prospect for anyone who cares about civil rights. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education … Continue reading »

Don’t be Fooled: Trump’s Deportation “Priorities” include “Almost Everyone”

LA Times Analysis of Trump Immigration EO Finds Nearly Entire Undocumented Population At Risk of Deportation An important new Los Angeles Times analysis of President Trump’s immigration executive orders echoes our assessment: despite claims that Trump plans to just build a wall and focus on “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders make clear that just about all of … Continue reading »

One Week After Trump’s Immigration, Refugee, and Muslim Bans, Lawyers and Advocates Give Update on Fallout, Litigation, Community Response

A recording of today’s call is available here. In the past week, Trump signed three immigration-related executive orders that aim to fundamentally change the open character of our nation, contrary to the values on which this country was founded. Today, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates discussed the status of these immigration, refugee, and Muslim … Continue reading »

President Trump Set to Remove White Supremacists from DHS Program Countering Violent Ideologies

As we’ve noted, the real power in the Trump administration lies with officials bearing extreme nativist world views, including ties to the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements. As conservative columnist David Brooks characterized: “[T]he Trump administration is not a Republican administration; it is an ethnic nationalist administration.” Every day seems to add additional, and disturbing, examples that … Continue reading »

Detention Of Five-Year-Old Boy, Reportedly A US Citizen, Among Disturbing Stories Emerging From Trump’s Muslim Ban

More and more disturbing reports are emerging about some of the individuals and families detained or deported under Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. Trump has been aided in his efforts by rogue Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. According to reports, these agents have essentially become a Deportation Force for Trump, after ignoring a New York judge’s order to … Continue reading »

Two Chilling Takeaways from Week One of the Trump Presidency

One week into the Trump presidency makes clear two chilling takeaways. “First, the real power in the Trump administration lies with officials bearing extreme nativist world views and ties to the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements,” said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund.   “And second, Trump and his nativist allies fully intend to … Continue reading »

Chaos Reigns Supreme In Donald Trump’s White House

Donald Trump branded himself as the “law and order” candidate during the election, but his Presidency has so far been anything but. Just 12 days into his term, chaos reigns supreme in the Trump administration, following public outcry and legal challenges to his unconstitutional immigration orders, the firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the virtual … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Leaders And Activists Continue Protests Against Sessions Nomination

Civil rights leaders and activists continued ongoing protests against Jeff Sessions into this morning, as the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on advancing his nomination to the full Senate. The hearing comes just hours after a chaotic evening for the White House, after Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for declining to defend his … Continue reading »

America, This Is What a Deportation Force Looks Like

Our President Should Give us Confidence, Not Create Chaos The scope of President Trump’s radical executive orders issued last week are staggering. One week into his presidency, and Trump already has created a Deportation Force and a blueprint for mass deportation, and implemented a cruel, unconstitutional, and reckless Muslim and refugee ban that is sowing chaos across … Continue reading »

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