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A recent CNN analysis by Catherine Shoichet finds that more than $150 million has been spent on immigration attack ads this year – up fivefold over 2014. America’s Voice is tracking these anti-immigrant attack ads and featuring some of the ugliest examples at the new America’s Voice “Divide and Distract” website, which includes a searchable… Continue »

In an unprecedented attack on a long-held American tradition, the Trump administration is engaged in a comprehensive effort to close the door on people seeking refuge from persecution.  For those seeking refugee status from abroad, the administration has resettled the lowest number of refugees in more than 40 years and intends to continue this trend… Continue »

Visit www.divideanddistract2018.com In order to keep up with the barrage of GOP immigration-themed attack ads, America’s Voice today launches its new “Divide and Distract” website. It includes a searchable database of the worst examples of Republican anti-immigrant ads. Featuring spots aired by House, Senate, and gubernatorial candidates, as well as by allied PACs and outside… Continue »

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 »

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 »

Attacking immigrants for electoral success is, unfortunately, not a new phenomenon, but Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s 2018 midterm divide and distract strategy has almost entirely consumed the Republican Party this election cycle. This cynical political strategy seeks to scapegoat immigrants to distract from the GOP’s unpopular policies. We wanted to take a look at… Continue »

“Trump’s Nativism is Strategic and Purposeful” Over the weekend, Caitlin Dickerson of the New York Times broke the news that hundreds of children in government custody have been moved in secret and at night to a tent city in Tornillo, Texas. The story highlights that the Trump Administration now has 13,000 detained children in custody,… Continue »

Frank Sharry on Latest FOIA Memo Evidence that DHS Secretary Nielsen and Others Knew About Family Separations in Advance Despite her statements to the contrary, a newly-released April 2018 memo from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes clear that the Trump administration was fully aware that family separations would occur as a result of… Continue »

Republicans can’t run on their record, so they stoke divisions and blow smoke to distract from it The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to tonight’s announcement that the Trump administration will issue new “public charge” rules: This has Stephen Miller’s fingerprints all over it. He and… Continue »

With Nothing To Run On, Will Ted Cruz Continue to Attack Immigrants During Tonight’s Debate? Ahead of tonight’s first Senate debate between Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz, we offer three key immigration questions that should be addressed by the candidates, as well as resources for reading up on the most timely immigration-related topics… Continue »