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Advocates and Lawyers Decry Chaos Resulting From Trump’s Unconstitutional Refugee and Muslim Ban, Describe Legal Challenges Ahead

On a press call held today, advocates and lawyers for refugees and Muslim immigrants described the immediate chaos already resulting due to Donald Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban and outlined why the ban is unconstitutional and contrary to core American values. On the call, representatives from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) described the emergency … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Trump’s First Week Has Been a Disaster for America”

In a new Medium post, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice, reflects on the tumultuous first week in Trump’s America: “Trump’s first week in office has been a disaster. He lurched from issue to issue, trying to undo years of progress our country has made on health care access, the environment, and immigration with a stroke of … Continue reading »

Make No Mistake: Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders Create a Deportation Force and a Blueprint for Mass Deportation

President Trump’s radical immigration and refugee executive orders are unprecedented, dangerous, and contrary to core American values. Despite assurances that Trump is simply building a wall and focusing on immigrant “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders, including the building up of a Deportation Force, make clear that just about all of the 11 million … Continue reading »

“What’s at Stake Is More Than a Policy Debate”: Khizr Khan and Veterans Oscar Vasquez and Rep. Ruben Gallego Condemn Trump Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

A recording of today’s press call is available here. On a press call today, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, Dreamer and Army veteran, Sergeant Oscar Vasquez, and Marine Corps veteran Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) shared their personal stories and reflections on why Trump’s radical policy vision is contrary to core American values and compromises, rather than … Continue reading »

Immigrant, Arab-American, and Refugee Advocates Analyze President Trump’s Forthcoming Executive Orders on Immigrant and Refugee Policies

A recording of today’s call is available here. As the nation prepares for President Trump’s forthcoming Executive Orders on immigration and refugee policies, leaders from America’s Voice Education Fund, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Women’s Refugee Commission, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), and United We Dream gathered … Continue reading »

Trump Launches His Deportation Force, Declares Open Season on Refugees, Immigrants, and American Families

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the array of extreme immigration, border, and refugee-focused executive orders set to be announced by President Trump today and tomorrow. “This week Trump begins his planned assault on immigrants, refugees, and religious freedom.  He’ll take steps to launch his mass deportation … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Keeping NSEERS out of Trump’s hands was the right thing to do”

Washington, DC – According to the New York Times, the Obama Administration has finally ended the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program, a national registry of visitors from predominantly Muslim countries. This registry, established following the attacks on September 11, has been derided by advocacy and civil rights groups as a discriminatory tool used … Continue reading »

Facebook, Twitter Only Major Tech Companies To Publicly Refuse To Help Build Trump’s Muslim Registry

A coalition of national advocacy groups have issued letters calling on leading tech giants to refuse to participate in any effort to build Donald Trump’s Muslim registry, reports Colorlines. “This is not about politics,” reads the core of the letters, which were addressed to executives at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI, … Continue reading »