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America’s Voice Opposes the Confirmation of Chad Wolf, Trump’s Pick as Next Acting DHS Secretary

“Being a key link in the decision-making process that lead to the disaster of family separation ought to be grounds for dismissal — perhaps even indictment — but certainly not promotion.” Chad Wolf, as Chief of Staff to then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, played an instrumental role in advocating for and implementing family separation policy known as … Continue reading »

Fact Checking Trump’s 2020 Ad Immigration Lie

The Trump re-election campaign aired a new television ad last night that included the claim that Trump has “cut illegal immigration in half.” You’ll be shocked to know the assertion is a flat-out lie.  The ad fine print attributes that claim to a Fox News interview on September 10, 2019 – apparently a reference to … Continue reading »

Previously Unreported 1,250 Children Traumatized By Family Separations Offer Reminder Why Fortune Should Rescind Summit Invitation to Kirstjen Nielsen

The scale of the Trump administration’s unconscionable family separation policy continues to widen. As Courthouse News reports, “the federal government likely separated an additional 1,250 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border before formally announcing its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, a Health and Human Services official told a federal judge Friday.”  By our … Continue reading »

“If Republicans don’t stand up to President Trump now, they never will.” – Pili Tobar on Senate GOP’s Failure to Override Trump’s Veto on Emergency Declaration Power Grab

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Senate vote yesterday attempting to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution to stop his emergency declaration used to raid military funding in order to build a few miles of the border wall. The 53-36 vote in favor of … Continue reading »

In North Carolina and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

In Texas and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

In Georgia and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

In Florida and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

Ads Target Foundation for the Carolinas Funding of Anti-Immigration Hate Groups

The Foundation for the Carolinas has donated more than $11 million to two anti-immigration advocacy groups designated as hate groups. According to their own records, this $11 million donation happened between 2014 and 2017 to the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies and the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform, both of which are considered hate … Continue reading »

Key Republicans Dissent In Vote to Revoke #FakeTrumpEmergency as Senate Acts to Protect Constitution, Constituents and Military Families

The U.S. Senate had an opportunity yesterday to revoke Trump’s fake national emergency declaration – the political tool the president has used to defund military construction projects and FEMA for his autographed vanity project, the wasteful, ineffective and expensive border wall. Fifty-four Senators stood up for their constituents, military families and the role of Congress … Continue reading »