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Choosing Among Losers, Trump Selects Cuccinelli As “Immigration Czar”

The New York Times and others are reporting that former Virginia Attorney General and failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has been selected by President Trump to be his “Immigration Czar.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice: Ken Cuccinelli as immigration czar is a perfect embodiment of … Continue reading »

Of Course Trump Got the Idea to Nominate Mark Morgan from Lou Dobbs, Who Once Said Immigrants Bring Leprosy

This week, Donald Trump announced that former head of the Border Patrol Mark Morgan would be the nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Why Morgan? It appears that Trump liked what he saw during a series of appearances Morgan made on the Fox Business Network show “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” which has become … Continue reading »

Key Questions Face ICE Nominee Mark Morgan

White House Appears to Have Outsourced ‘Advice and Consent’ from Senate to Lou Dobbs President Trump is set to nominate Mark Morgan as head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following Morgan’s series of pro-Trump and pro-border wall appearances on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “Nominees for … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is William Barr, Trump’s New Attorney General Nominee?

On December 7, 2018, Donald Trump announced he would nominate immigration hardliner William Barr to be his next attorney general, succeeding immigration hardliner Jeff Sessions, who was forced out in November. Barr was previously the attorney general under George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and has been in private practice for the last two … Continue reading »

Ronald Vitiello’s Nomination to Head ICE Must Be Voted Down

During Senate HSGAC Committee Hearing, Vitiello Can’t Defend Consorting with FAIR; Tries to Defend the Indefensible of Family Separation Policy Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ronald Vitiello to become ICE’s permanent director. Senate Democrats on the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice to Senate: Reject Nomination of Ronald Vitiello – Defending and Implementing Family Separation Should Be Disqualifying

Trump has hand picked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Ronald Vitiello’s to become the permanent director of ICE. His nomination comes after months of Vitiello’s unwavering allegiance to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. While Vitiello’s backers are trying to improve the prospects of his nomination by portraying him, as the New York Times characterizes, as … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry to the U.S. Senate: Reject the Nomination of Ronald Vitiello to Head ICE

“As our generation’s darkest moral scandal – the separation of innocent children from safety-seeking parents – continues to enrage the nation, the idea of rewarding one of its architects is unthinkable” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We strongly recommend that the Senate reject the nomination of Ronald … Continue reading »

Vox: “Elizabeth Warren confronts Trump nominee for her role in family separations”

In an deep dive piece for Vox, Alexia Fernández Campbell captures how Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) tore into a top Trump administration official — Kathy Kraninger, Trump’s pick for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — for her role in the family separation scandal. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: When we ask … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Pick for Refugee Aid Literally Works for Anti-Immigrant Hate Group

The Trump Administration is every day becoming more brazen in its attack on immigrants, as evidenced by yesterday’s announcement that they are nominating a hate group fellow to be the assistant secretary of state for refugees and migration. Ronald Mortensen is currently a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies — a hate group designated … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Senators Should Oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination as DHS Secretary

Later this afternoon, the U.S. Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS Secretary. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: We urge Senators to oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination as DHS Secretary. From the first week of his presidency, Trump and his … Continue reading »