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Expansion of Muslim Ban to Broadly Target African Immigrants Underscores Need for NO BAN Act 

House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act; along with H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020 On January 31, the Trump administration announced it would dramatically expand the existing Muslim Ban to include banning six additional countries from immigrant or diversity … Continue reading »

Experts & Impacted Individuals Give Perspective of Trump’s Expanded Muslim & Africa Ban

A recording of the call is here. Earlier today, advocates, policy experts and individuals whose lives are impacted by the President’s actions gathered on a press call to provide their first-hand perspective on Trump’s extended Muslim Ban. On January 31st, the Trump administration announced their decision to extend the already-devastating Muslim Ban to Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, … Continue reading »

Affected Individuals and Leading Experts: Trump’s Expansion of Muslim Ban Hurts America’s Values, Interests and Families

Affected families, elected officials, advocates and experts have roundly condemned the Trump administration’s announcement to expand its Muslim ban to target primarily Africans. Among the key voices highlighting the damage to our country’s values, interests, and families include: Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Trump’s new regulation in a statement noting that, “The Trump Administration’s expansion of … Continue reading »

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Frank Sharry:“There is no reasonable national security or immigration control justification for this policy, other than bald-faced and unapologetic bigotry.”  A Wall Street Journal article posted this afternoon confirms the new  administration policy that expands on the Trump administration’s existing Muslim ban. More than four out of five of those affected by this expansion hail … Continue reading »

Reps. Jackson Lee and Neguse Discuss Trump’s Expanded Version of the Muslim Ban and the Ramifications for African Communities

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) joined policy experts and advocates for African immigrants on a press call to discuss Trump’s extended version of the Muslim Ban that has time and again ostracized and cast away minorities. In his expanded attack … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New Yorker on “Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee from Almost Certain Death”

“Wittingly or not, [government officials] and their departments have been co-opted into a campaign to extradite an innocent man to almost certain death, in order to make a racist talking point appear to be slightly less of a fiction.”  A disturbing New Yorker article highlights how the Trump Administration is planning on deporting an Iraqi … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News November 8, 2019 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Senate Foreign Relations Report Shows Trump Administration Injected “2020 election” Considerations into TPS Decisions ICYMI: New Report Exposes Trump Administration Illegally Using TPS Terminations To Boost Re-election, Endangering National Security ICYMI: Julia Ainsley: “Watchdog group: Trump DHS pick made false claims about role in family separation policy” English Politico Trump’s immigration policy is … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Denounces Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, in response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban. We are deeply disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision. Let’s not kid ourselves. This is a Muslim ban. It is based on religious bigotry. As … Continue reading »

Another Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump and Sessions for Ending DACA; Let’s Hope the Supreme Court Does the Same to the Muslim Ban

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended DACA and unless they come up with a better rationale in 90 days, the Administration must not only continue DACA for current beneficiaries, but it must accept new applications as well. The ruling – just the latest in a string of … Continue reading »

“We Are All America” Campaign Launches National Week of Action Surrounding Trump’s Travel Ban Anniversary

Impacted refugees, asylum seekers, TPS recipients, religious leaders, refugee serving agencies and immigrant rights groups launch national campaign to combat continued anti-refugee, Muslim and immigrant policies  A recording of yesterday’s call is available here. NATIONWIDE – Yesterday, faith leaders, Muslim-American community members, refugees, asylees, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and advocates announced a “We Are All America” … Continue reading »