Supreme Court to Rule on Trump’s Drive to Deport Dreamers In light of the Supreme Court beginning its new term next week, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) filed a bipartisan amicus brief in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Forty-nine Senators and former Senators along with 123… Continue »

Courts doing what Republicans in Congress refuse to – stand up to a dangerous and erratic President for a better vision for America Three court rulings from the end of last week dealt setbacks to the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda: Judge Dolly Gee ruled against the Trump administration’s regulation attempting to overturn the Flores settlement… Continue »

A must-read interview in the Texas Observer between reporter Gus Bova and Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, highlights the way the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico policies and the absence of attorneys and accountability at the “kangaroo” tent courts in Brownsville and Laredo are subverting due process, endangering lives, and… Continue »

Dissenting Justices to Yesterday’s Asylum Decision Suggest that this Supreme Court is Becoming Another Political Arm of the President Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted a “extraordinary” request by the Trump administration to allow the administration to implement a regulation that Justice Sotomayor describes as, “forbid[ding] almost all Central Americans—even unaccompanied children—to apply for asylum in… Continue »

The Trump administration, now aided and abetted by the Supreme Court, is gutting the U.S. asylum system. The consequences are and will be devastating. Below are just some of the reactions: As an unnamed asylum officer told BuzzFeed’s Hamed Aleaziz:  “We’re in the midst of a refugee crisis on the southern border and the administration’s… Continue »

Supreme Court DAPA

Will Justice Roberts Assert Independence or Simply Act as Arm of the Trump Administration’s Assault on Immigration and Human Rights?   The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling which allows the Trump administration’s asylum crackdown to proceed. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was… Continue »

In a surprise decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s asylum ban can proceed for now, while the legal fight plays out in courts. Contrary to the U.S.’ obligations under domestic and international law, border officials can now deny applications from migrants who have traveled through other countries on their way to… Continue »

Ending DACA Was Another Vile Trump Assault on Immigrants Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of President Trump’s announced termination the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The following is a statement from Douglas G. Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice:  Trump started his relentless assault on immigrants when he launched his candidacy. His… Continue »

“How Low Can Our Government Go When It Needs a Court Ruling to Provide Children with Essential Care?” Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of providing basic hygiene supplies to children in federal immigration detention facilities after the government unsuccessfully argued that they did not need to provide… Continue »

Immigrants and Their Families Bravely Stand up to Pres. Trump & His Anti-Immigrant Agenda At a hearing today in Pasadena for the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen, the government tried to justify its racist and unconstitutional termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will strip over 400,000 immigrants of their legal status, lead to mass deportations… Continue »