The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, regarding the Trump administration’s plan to transport and release immigrant detainees into so-called “sanctuary cities,” as reported by the Washington Post: Trump is failing and flailing on immigration, his signature issue and the heart of his... Continue »
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,... Continue »
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... Continue »
In a letter led by Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), House Democrats provide Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen with four thoughtful and realistic steps to begin righting the wrongs the administration has committed on our southern border.  As Trump threatens to escalate his failed... Continue »
Anti-immigrant groups this year saw a new opening in Florida to pass their xenophobic legislative goals after Ron DeSantis, an anti-immigrant extremist and Donald Trump sycophant, narrowly won the gubernatorial election in 2018. Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN), a local anti-immigrant group, has been pushing Florida legislators to advance... Continue »
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... Continue »
News of $1 billion redirected from the Pentagon to building the wall means this whole charade is getting real Later today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to override the President’s veto of the resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration, giving lawmakers another chance to go... Continue »
Trump’s Draconian Approach is a Failure and Only Works to Exacerbate Issues In a recent op ed, former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner concluded that our border enforcement system was fundamentally designed to interdict and deter individuals (mostly single Mexican young men) coming to the U.S. for work. But the... Continue »
“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... Continue »
“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 &... Continue »