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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »