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The Trump Administration’s Big Lie: “Catch and Release” is the Falsehood Used to Justify Cruel Policies on the Border

Asylum seekers don’t abscond; 99% show up for court hearings Yesterday, we highlighted how the independent and highly-reputable TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) released a new report based on the government’s own data that finds that 99% of asylum-seekers who were released into America to pursue their cases attended all of their immigration court hearings. … Continue reading »

“Catch and Release” Exposed as the GOP’s Big Lie on Asylum: 99% of Asylum-Seekers Show Up for Hearings

The independent and highly-reputable TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) just released a new report — based on the government’s own data — that finds  99% of asylum-seekers who were released into America to pursue their cases attended all of their immigration court hearings. The finding eviscerates the GOP’s Big Lie. They call it “catch and … Continue reading »

Trump Winery Fires Undocumented Workers — AFTER Harvest Season

Gabe Ortiz: “The fact that impeached president Donald Trump demonizes immigrants in front of cameras while exploiting their labor behind the scenes should be one of the biggest scandals of this administration” Recent stories in the Washington Post and Univision (see here and here) add new details to the story of the Trump business empire’s … Continue reading »

Chief Justice Roberts, You were wrong. Trump Does Want to Deport DACA recipients

“Roberts either has not been paying attention, or is choosing not to see what’s before his eyes” Over the weekend, CNN reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is gearing up to target DACA recipients for deportation: ICE has begun asking immigration courts to reopen administratively closed deportation cases against DACA recipients who continue to … Continue reading »

Deep-Dive Polling Project by UCLA and Democracy Fund Finds the American People Oppose Trump’s Xenophobia

“The Public is Rejecting Trump’s Immorality and Indecency”   We know that racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. But despite Trump’s relentless focus on scapegoating immigrants, the American public doesn’t share the anti-immigrant views of Trump, his white nationalist advisors and his nativist base. In fact, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Why We Must Never Normalize Trump’s “Apocalyptic Fearmongering” Speech

In a story titled, “Trump Reached a New Level of Apocalyptic Fearmongering at His Pennsylvania Rally,” Esquire recaps some of the disturbing details and implications of President Trump’s viciously xenophobic rally held this week in Hershey, PA (with embedded disturbing video clips of the rally). As the piece, authored by Jack Holmes, notes: For Donald … Continue reading »

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Farmworkers

“This is a bill that will grant full rights and responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of hard-working immigrants and their families” Today, the House approved the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038), a bipartisan bill to put hundreds of thousands of farmworkers on a path to citizenship. The bill was the result of lengthy negotiations … Continue reading »

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: Farm Workforce Modernization Act Offers Hope and Legal Status to Farmworkers and Their Families

America’s Voice Urges YES Vote The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) cleared the House Rules Committee Tuesday and is expected to be debated and voted on in the House Wednesday.  America’s Voice urges all Members of Congress to vote for this historic, bipartisan legislation to legalize farmworkers and their families in a way that … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Praises Introduction of Visionary “New Way Forward Act”

America’s Voice today praised the introduction of the “New Way Forward Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives, legislation to address and reform a range of injustices caused by current immigration law and policy. The new legislation was introduced today by Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), along with Karen Bass (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. … Continue reading »

The Death of a 16-year old in CBP Custody Was No Accident

Deterrence-Only Policy to Blame Yesterday, ProPublica released a deeply disturbing video documenting that the death of 16-year old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vazquez while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody last May was a preventable tragedy.  The horrifying details reveal that CBP lied about what happened and covered up their actions. This brazen attempt … Continue reading »