According to the most recent information from the New York Times, ICE agents swept up as many as 600 undocumented immigrants in raids spanning at least 11 states. Reports indicate that some of these sweeps, which started last week, have been at restaurants, at homes, and at workplaces. Additionally, unsubstantiated rumors of checkpoints in Austin, Miami,… Continue »

In recent days, multiple communities have been targeted with deportation raids and a new Trump Administration policy that treats all undocumented immigrants as priorities for deportation, regardless of their roots and ties to the United States. On a telephonic press call TODAY, February 13th, at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT, immigration advocates and lawyers will provide updates on the Deportation… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here With litigation challenging President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban and Trump’s Deportation Force fanning out across the country, America’s Voice Education Fund resumed its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a pause on some… Continue »

The indiscriminate brutality of Donald Trump’s Deportation Force was on full display yesterday, following the nationally-publicized case of Guadalupe García. Trump claimed he would prioritize “criminals” and so-called “bad hombres” for deportation, but instead ICE tore a mother from her two US citizen children. As AV’s Lynn Tramonte stated yesterday, “Wake up, America: this is what mass… Continue »

Yesterday, we saw Donald Trump’s deportation force in action when ICE detained, and then deported an undocumented mother of two U.S. Citizens in Arizona. After being arrested in by anti-immigrant zealot Joe Arpaio in 2008 during an unconstitutional workplace raid, Guadalupe “Lupita” García de Rayos diligently attended yearly check-ins with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)… Continue »

Donald Trump warned us from the start that he wanted to target all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US for deportation, but apparently some pro-Trump California farmers profiled in this New York Times piece thought he was all bark and no bite. Now that Trump’s Deportation Force is cranking up — see the tragic story of… Continue »

The Trump Administration’s treatment of Guadalupe García de Rayos – an Arizona mom of two U.S. citizens, who came to America more than twenty years ago at the age of 14 – is proof that his agents are indeed pursuing a policy of total, unrelenting, un-prioritized deportations as outlined in his interior enforcement executive order.… Continue »

With immigration and refugee issues taking center stage in the first weeks of the Trump Administration, America’s Voice Education Fund will resume its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today, February 10 at 1 pm EST. On today’s call, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates will provide updates on litigation challenging Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban; refugee… Continue »

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has been named the Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee for this Congress. We know him all too well. Over the years, Cornyn has talked a lot about immigration – and talked and talked — but rarely does he translate his relatively positive rhetoric into anything approaching… Continue »

Cities, counties, and states are leading the resistance against the dangerous and racist policies of Donald Trump, and that’s been no clearer in the past few days thanks to state Attorneys General. The New York Times highlights the recent legal efforts of these elected officials, including Washington state’s Bob Ferguson, who sued Trump and won a nationwide… Continue »