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 almost all Central Americans—even... 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... Continue »
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue »
“Ending DACA is another in a string of epic immigration failures by Trump and the Republican Party.” The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, in response to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a DACA case next term: Donald Trump... Continue »
Yesterday, a federal court issued a forceful decision to temporarily block the Trump Administration from ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua while the court considers the merits of the case. The judge cited “irreparable harm and great hardship” to beneficiaries and their children... Continue »
Using a uniquely broad authority – certification – to unilaterally reconsider cases already reviewed by non-politically appointed judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Attorney General Sessions issued a decision yesterday that once again limits the independence of immigration judges by narrowing the circumstances under which they may... Continue »