Today, 19 Senators released a letter to the chairs and ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for decreased funding for President Trump’s deportation force and detention beds, and insisting that no money be used to fund a “costly and unnecessary border wall.” Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: The Trump Administration… Continue »

Trump wants to deport Jesus Lara.

On July 18, 2017, Jesus Lara Lopez, a loving father and provider for four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported – despite having no criminal record and contributing to his community in multiple ways. In a new post for Medium, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice; Deputy Director of America’s Voice; and friend of… Continue »

ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan’s testimony before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee last week laid bare the Trump Administration’s radical deportation policy. In contrast with the usual spin that we hear from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly that they are targeting public safety threats, Homan made it clear that the ICE strategy is to indiscriminately… Continue »

At the tail end of Father’s Day, the New York Times published a searing feature from Miriam Jordan regarding the immigration debate currently raging throughout the nation, including in small-town Ohio, and profiling one father – Jesus Lara Lopez – whose deportation battle has become a test case for the Trump Administration. Jordan examines how the Huron County town of… Continue »