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Dark Times Ahead: The Trump Administration Gears Up for Family Separation 2.0 and Indefinite Detention

“These actions won’t solve the problem, but will create more chaos, confusion and condemnation” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news of Attorney General William Barr’s ruling to grant new legal authority to ICE to hold asylum-seekers in indefinite detention. While the dizzying array of … Continue reading »

This Is What A Sane, Mature Administration Would Do at the Border

Trump’s Border Strategy is a Mess. Time to Bring in the Clean-up Team. There’s a better way. We need a new strategy that respects the life-and-death nature of asylum decisions, maintains the integrity of the system and ensures that the process is both fair and efficient. We need a surge of resources at the border … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Regarding Sec. Nielsen’s Resignation

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation: Through lies, misdirection and rationalizations, Nielsen defended the indefensible and presided over policies, including family separation, that will live in infamy. While she will not be missed, we have no illusions that her … Continue reading »

Of Course Trump is Going to Shut Down the Border

He’s Not Interested in Good Policy; He’s Only Interested in 2020 Politics Below is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is against it. Businesses across the country and in Texas are against it. Farmers are against it, too. White House staff are scrambling to derail or at least … Continue reading »

Trump’s Epic Failure at the Border: They are Failing, they are Cynically Exploiting Their Failure, and Now They Want More Money and Authority to Keep Failing

What a Real Alternative Looks Like The Trump strategy for our southern border is an epic failure. The deterrence-only, build-a-wall, send-the-troops, separate-the-families, lock-em-up, border-centric response to a regional refugee and migration challenge is blowing up in their faces. Now they are trying to blame Congress and get rewarded for their failure.   Let’s call it … Continue reading »

Trump Policy at the Border is a Failure. Instead of an Ineffectual Onenote Strategy of Deterrence, It’s Time for a Workable Multi-pronged Strategy

As NBC News reports, the recent numbers of daily border apprehensions are reaching the highest levels of the Trump administration and are approaching levels last seen in 2006. As a result, the Trump administration is screaming “crisis,” blaming Congress, and demanding a border wall. No, it’s not a security crisis, but rather a humanitarian crisis … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Supports Introduction of Senate’s Dream Act and Secure Act

New Senate Bills Would Protect Millions from Possible Forced Deportation and Family Separation Today, the Senate is introducing two new bills that will provide permanent protections for those who immigrated to the U.S. as children and have since grown up in the U.S. as well as those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced … Continue reading »

An Embarrassing Rebuke for a Weak President, As Trump’s Losing Streak on Xenophobia Continues

“This is a weak president with little to run on in 2020 besides spreading lies, stoking fear and exploiting racial grievance.” — Frank Sharry The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, after the Senate’s passage of a resolution blocking President Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall construction: Both the … Continue reading »

Senate GOP Preparing Fake Excuse to Give Fake Constitutional Conservatives Reason to Back Trump’s Fake Emergency

That Sound You Hear? GOP Principles Crumbling Under the Weight of Trump As the Washington Post reports, Republican Senators are working with the Trump Administration on legislation “that tries to claw back some emergency powers to Congress,” noting that such a bill “would give Republicans who are uneasy about the constitutionality of the Feb. 15 … Continue reading »

Dream & Promise Act: An Affirmative Step Towards Recognizing Immigrants for the Americans They Already Are

“It makes no sense to ‘undocument’ those who are currently documented and to target the most-vetted immigrants in America – those who have had to come forward periodically to re-apply for DACA or TPS or what have you.” On Tuesday, House Democrats will introduce HR 6, the Dream & Promise Act,  to provide a permanent … Continue reading »