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“A Blueprint for Mass Deportation”: Frank Sharry on the Trump Immigration Executive Orders

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “President Trump’s immigration executive orders of this week create a blueprint for the mass deportation, build up his Deportation Force, stop Syrian and other refugees from coming to America and ban tens of millions of Muslims from coming to America. All … Continue reading »

Immigrant, Arab-American, and Refugee Advocates Analyze President Trump’s Forthcoming Executive Orders on Immigrant and Refugee Policies

A recording of today’s call is available here. As the nation prepares for President Trump’s forthcoming Executive Orders on immigration and refugee policies, leaders from America’s Voice Education Fund, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Women’s Refugee Commission, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), and United We Dream gathered … Continue reading »

Trump Launches His Deportation Force, Declares Open Season on Refugees, Immigrants, and American Families

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the array of extreme immigration, border, and refugee-focused executive orders set to be announced by President Trump today and tomorrow. “This week Trump begins his planned assault on immigrants, refugees, and religious freedom.  He’ll take steps to launch his mass deportation … Continue reading »

SPLC: Former Head Of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Joins Trump Administration

It continues to be clear that Donald Trump meant what he said about immigration. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the new administration has named a former executive director of an anti-immigrant hate group to a top post at the US Customs and Border Protection: Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation … Continue reading »

Trump Meant What He Said About Deporting Immigrants

In last November’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”, Masha Gessen noted, “I have lived in autocracies most of my life, and have spent much of my career writing about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. I have learned a few rules for surviving in an autocracy and salvaging your sanity and self-respect. It might be worth considering them now.” … Continue reading »

Sen. Sessions Strongly Suggests that DACA Should End; Refuses to Disavow Extremist Ties

Two of the Most Telling and Disturbing Exchanges During Day One of Sen. Sessions’ AG Hearings During the first day of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, two particular topics and exchanges caught our eye: Sessions reiterated his longstanding view that the DACA program for Dreamers should end, thereby … Continue reading »

Faith Leaders March In “Moral Resistance” To Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Nomination

Faith leaders, including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jennifer Butler, and Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, led a “Moral March Against Trump’s Cabinet of Bigotry” yesterday in Washington, D.C. in the run up to Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. “Because of our love of neighbor and country, people of faith from across the nation … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Opponents Of Legal Immigration Hope Their Ties To Jeff Sessions Will Influence Trump”

As Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings begin today, Joseph Tanfani of the Los Angeles Times has a new piece documenting Sessions’ longstanding ties to extreme anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. As Tanfani notes, “With Sessions poised to be an influential voice on immigration policy in the Trump administration, these formerly fringe … Continue reading »

Jeff Sessions’ Nomination Will Be a Defining Vote for Every Senator

A Vote to Confirm is a Vote for Everything He Does in Office Senator Jeff Sessions’ longstanding views and record on civil rights, voting rights and immigration make him unfit to serve as Attorney General. Surely, this should be cause for a difficult confirmation process.  But,  according to Paul Kane’s Washington Post story, “Jeff Sessions Should Have Been a … Continue reading »

Artículo de David Leopold en Univision: “Cinco formas en las que el senador Jeff Sessions podría atacar a los inmigrantes como Fiscal General”

En su más reciente artículo publicado por Univision, titulado “Cinco formas en las que el senador Jeff Sessions podría atacar a los inmigrantes como Fiscal General”, el abogado de inmigración y expresidente nacional de AILA, David Leopold, describe cómo un ideólogo antiinmigrante como Sessions podría abusar de su puesto como Fiscal General para perjudicar a los … Continue reading »

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