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“Trump Is Taking a Wrecking Ball to the Statue of Liberty” 

Trump to Ban Refugees Already Vetted and Approved for Resettlement A week that started with the threat of widespread immigration raids and a nearly complete ban on those seeking asylum at the border — followed by the President’s racist tweets and a racist campaign rally chant — ends with news broken by Politico last night … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Racism, Nativism and Stoking White Grievance Will Be the “Beating Heart” of Trump’s 2020 Campaign

“Racial incitement is the animating electoral strategy of a sitting President and his party.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The beating heart of Trumpism is and has always been racism and xenophobia. Now, Trump is turbocharging it in his desperate attempt to hold onto power. As … Continue reading »

“The Fish Rots from the Head Down:” Trump Sets a Cruel Example that Has Spread to the Border Patrol 

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: We are witnessing a human rights crisis in real time, the magnitude of which should shake us to our core.  As the saying goes, the fish rots from the head down. And Donald Trump has failed and corrupted the system from top … Continue reading »

This Was A Defining Week For Republicans on Immigration

“The onus is now on the President and his party. It’s their strategy and it’s their responsibility.” “Democrats, when the next spending bill comes forward, fight them and not each other; ensure that accountability, guardrails and requirements are written into the law.” Yesterday, the House passed the Senate version of an emergency spending bill to … Continue reading »

“We are in the midst of a human rights crisis that should shake us to our core”

Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice issued the following statement: We are in the midst of a human rights crisis that should shake us to our core. We are pursuing cruelty as a matter of policy. This administration, in our name and with our tax dollars, is careening from wanton cruelty to the depths … Continue reading »

Trump’s Epic Failures Have Led to a Humanitarian Calamity at the Border. He Denies Responsibility, Wants to Punish & Inflict Further Pain on Immigrants & Blame Congress

We Must Protect Children and Refugees Even as We Try and Check Trump’s Excesses As Congress debates the responsible way forward to address the humanitarian and refugee crisis that the Trump Administration’s failed vision has created, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, assessing the latest:  President Trump thinks … Continue reading »

Trump’s 2020 Campaign: More of the Same: Cruelty. Hypocrisy. Failure.

“Except this time, the American people already know what to expect and they aren’t falling for Trump’s falsehoods and fear mongering.” Earlier tonight, President Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign fueled by a false sense of success. As a humanitarian crisis rages on our southern border, created and compounded by the failed policies of Trump … Continue reading »

Five Key Points on Trump and Immigration

Donald Trump is set to officially kick off his re-election tonight with a rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign four years ago by descending a golden escalator and slandering Mexicans as rapists, is set to return to the same playbook of obsessive fear-mongering around immigrants – his xenophobia is the beating … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry for USA Today: “Democrats can turn immigration into a total loser for Donald Trump in 2020 — if they dare”

“[Trump] lines the pockets of his super wealthy friends, picks the pockets of ordinary Americans, and points the finger at brown and black immigrants. This is nothing less than the strategic use of racism in the service of plutocracy.” As Trump kicks off his reelection in Orlando today — and former undocumented Trump property workers … Continue reading »

Previewing the Week on Immigration: Chaos, Failure and Abhorrent Detention Conditions As Humanitarian Crisis Grows

If you’d like a recording of the call, please contact As Trump appoints former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of USCIS (without Senate confirmation) and one day before Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is set to participate in a Senate Judiciary hearing on Trump’s approach to immigration and border management issues, … Continue reading »