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This is How You Do It, Democrats

Beto O’Rourke pledges to fight against separating families seeking safety in America During a CNN town hall with Dana Bash, Congressman Beto O’Rourke condemned President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy — the cruel strategy responsible for the separation of hundreds of families. O’Rourke, facing incumbent Ted Cruz in a marquee Senate race, was asked by a member … Continue reading »

The Cruelty, Incompetence and Cynicism of Trump’s Border Strategy

“Like just about everything else in Donald Trump’s career, his immigration strategy is a bankrupt mess” As President Trump tries to whip up a frenzy over border security, immigration and asylum policy, here are three key points to keep in mind: Trump and the GOP own this problem, and they have failed. Trump and Republicans … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Trump’s strategy is clear: stoke fear of immigrants, demand official cruelty, and cynically exploit divisions to score political points”

“It’s a searing indictment of his presidency that he’s tougher on vulnerable brown people that seek safety than autocratic regimes that kill their opponents” With President Trump’s Twitter feed once more consumed with anti-immigrant fear-mongering, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Just in time for the homestretch of … Continue reading »

GOP Anti-Immigrant Attack Ads Up Fivefold Since 2014

Despite the Millions, the List of Races Where Ugly Ads Are Not Working Grows A new CNN analysis by Catherine Shoichet captures the scope and specifics of the Republican barrage of ugly immigration ads this cycle: The Trump administration’s sweeping efforts to crack down on immigration aren’t on the ballot November 6. But in the … Continue reading »

Trump to Restart Family Separations Fiasco? It Would Be Cruel and Inhumane – and a Political Blunder

The Trump administration is talking openly about restarting one of the darkest chapters in recent American history.  As Politico’s Ted Hesson notes: The Trump administration is considering ways to deter a soaring number of families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border — including once again separating parents and children. In preparing the ground for such cruelty, … Continue reading »

The Smoking Gun: Kobach and Bannon behind Cynical Effort to Rig the Political Map

Philip Bump of the Washington Post: “New Emails Reveal a Central Political Motivation for Changing the Census” There’s never been any doubt about the true motivations behind the Trump Administration’s push to add a new Census question on citizenship. It’s a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrants to lower response rates in order to shift the … Continue reading »

“This Can Never Happen Again” — Stories of Children Separated from Family Underscore Trump Administration’s Cruelty and Incompetence

 A new report from Amnesty International assesses that the Trump Administration’s family separation policy split apart 6,000 family members during the months of April through August — double the number put forward by the government. In addition, a series of powerful articles bring to light the story of individual children traumatized by the Trump Administration’s … Continue reading »

“Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court”

Trump Administration is Hauling Two Year Olds Before Judges Writing in the New York Times, Vivian Yee and Miriam Jordan tell the story of Fernanda Jacqueline Davila, a toddler from Honduras taken from her grandmother as part of the Trump administration’s unresolved family separation crisis. The story describes Fernanda’s appearance before an immigration judge — … Continue reading »

TPS Ruling A Huge Win for Settled Immigrants. Now Congress Needs to Step Up and Deliver a Permanent Solution

Some 240,000 immigrants, along with millions of loved ones in their extended families, broke into cheers and tears last night when they learned a federal judge issued a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for hundreds of thousands of Haitians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, and Sudanese.   Among the … Continue reading »

Bill Nelson and Rick Scott Need to Address Florida TPS Holders Facing Imminent Deportation During Tonight’s US Senate Debate

As Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson prepare to debate in the race to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate, Frank Sharry, America’s Voice Executive Director and Founder, issued the below statement: The Trump Administration terminated the Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 TPS holders from Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador and … Continue reading »

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