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On Mother’s Day, Rallies Around Nation Protest Family Separation

During Mother’s Day yesterday, advocates in 24 cities across the nation took time out of their holiday to protest Trump’s family separation policy and reflect on all the mothers and children who are forced to be apart. “Today is not a good day, because I think of all the mothers who are in detention,” said … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Florida Advocates Rally Against Anti-Immigrant SB 168

Today, over 300 Florida families, agricultural workers, faith leaders, educators, immigrant youth, led by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, United We Dream, and other advocates are coming together in the state capitol to oppose a new anti-immigrant bill, SB 168 / HB 527. The advocates have spent the last few days asking lawmakers to oppose the … Continue reading »

Local Voices Call on GOP Senators to Stand with Constitution and American People Against Trump’s Border Wall Power Grab

Trump’s national emergency declaration to build his border wall is facing stiff headwinds around the country. Public opinion is running strongly against the President putting GOP Senators in a bind: stand with voters or stand with the President, whose Twitter finger they fear.  America’s Voice just launched digital ads to target specific Senators ahead of … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: 277 Events Nationwide Protest #FakeTrumpEmergency

Donald Trump declared a national emergency in his attempt to get a border wall last Friday, and since then advocates and organizations have been mobilizing to make it clear that this is an egregious abuse of power which will not go unanswered. Protesters have signed tens of thousands of petitions, made calls to Congress, and … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Today is the TPS Day of Action!

Today is the national day of action for temporary protected status (TPS) — a major mobilization where advocates are demanding justice and a permanent solution for TPS holders from 13 countries. The Trump Administration is slowly ending TPS for hundreds of thousands of longtime residents, by cancelling or failing to redesignate TPS for countries whose deadlines … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: This is What the Protest Looks Like Outside Trump’s El Paso Rally

Donald Trump is hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight — the latest stunt in his ongoing obsession to build the border wall. During last week’s State of the Union address, Trump singled out El Paso as a place that supposedly represented his false narrative about life on the border. Not so, advocates, … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Federal Workers Protest in Senate Offices

Today, federal workers furloughed by Donald Trump’s ongoing government shutdown — the longest in history — gathered in the Hart Senate Office building to protest the damage inflicted upon themselves and their families. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed for 32 days as of this writing, while others have been forced to work … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »

The People’s History of 2018: How Advocates Fought Back This Year on Immigration

The Trump Administration may have continued its all-out anti-immigrant assault throughout 2018, but they were met at every turn by countless courageous individuals who marched in the streets for their immigrant neighbors, voted against xenophobic candidates and campaigns, spoke truth to power, and demanded the Administration treat immigrants with dignity and fairness. Those who stood … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: On GOTV Weekend, Volunteers Across Country Turn Out to #FlipTheHouse

TOMORROW is Election Day, and all signs point to a historic midterm election where tens of millions of early votes have already been cast and turnout in some places is rivaling that of 2016 election. In the last weekend before the election, we saw tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide turn out to canvass for … Continue reading »