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Another Trump Immigration Failure: Jared’s Immigration Book Report Lands with a Thud

The reviews are in and the reviews are harsh for the Rose Garden unveiling of Jared Kushner’s immigration project (to call it a bill would be doing a disservice to real legislative proposals). According to Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: It turns out, Jared Kushner did unify folks across the political spectrum on … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar on White House Immigration Proposal: “To say it’s dead on arrival would be generous.”

The following is a quote from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, in advance of today’s White House immigration speech to unveil the Jared Kushner-led immigration proposal: White House Rose Garden legislative unveilings used to be reserved for serious policy proposals, not for political posturing and vanity projects for the first family that are … Continue reading »

As Democrats Advance Strong Solutions to Solve Trump’s Chaos at the Border, Trump White House Keeps Embracing Failed Policies (Sorry Jared)

Sharp contrasts on display yesterday between Democrats’ sane solutions and Trump White House’s failures, chaos, and cruelty; contrast will only grow sharper as 2020 looms The contrast between the Trump administration’s ongoing border and immigration failures, chaos, and cruelty and Democrats’ sane solutions were on display yesterday and are set to only grow sharper as … Continue reading »

Joint Statement By Power 4 Puerto Rico And America’s Voice On President Trump Attempt To Insert DHS Funding Into Disaster Aid

The following is a joint statement from Erica González, Director of Power 4 Puerto Rico, a coalition of organizations and leaders of the Puerto Rican Diaspora advocating for the Island, and Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigration advocacy organization in Washington. We applaud the House of Representatives for passing a disaster aid package … Continue reading »

“Shock and Awe” Against Immigrant Families: More Boundless Cruelty and More Failed Deterrence-Only Policy

A Washington Post story posted last night, “Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests,” highlights that the Trump White House, led by Stephen Miller, is exploring a military style “shock and awe” approach targeted against immigrant families in American cities to dissuade desperate Central American families from seeking refuge … Continue reading »

As Evidence of Border Failures Mount, Trump Again Raids Military Funding for Border Wall Construction

Last week, we highlighted how the latest DHS monthly numbers offered stark reminders how Trump’s border policies had dramatically worsened the humanitarian and refugee crisis. We also noted that Trump’s refusal to adjust course or admit that more deterrence-only approaches are doomed-to-fail and will make the current situation all the worse. Today, we see more … Continue reading »

The HUD Rule “is nothing more than an expansion of the cruel and punitive family separation policy”

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice,  regarding Stephen Miller and the administration’s new proposed rule to evict 55,000 U.S. citizen and legal resident children from public housing just because they live in a mixed-status household: Trump, Stephen Miller, and Co. are hellbent on resurrecting last summer’s inhumane and … Continue reading »

“Horrifying But Not Surprising” – Trump Laughs Along After Rally-Goer Yells About Shooting Asylum Seekers

At a Trump campaign rally in Panama Beach, FL last night, an attendee shouted “shoot them!” after President Trump railed against immigrants and refugees and said the government was unable to violently attack immigrants. Instead of stunned silence, the crowd and President Trump seemed to laugh in appreciation, weighing in only to say, “only in … Continue reading »

The Real “Big Fat Con Job” Is Perpetuated From the Oval Office: Trump Anti-Asylum Policies Are Political and Will Only Make Matters Worse

Nick Miroff’s story in the Washington Post, “U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border” drives home the fact that Stephen Miller and fellow Trump administration hardliners are charging ahead with deterrence-only policies that are doomed to make the current humanitarian and refugee crisis … Continue reading »

Ahead of One-Year Anniversary, New Reports Reveal the Pervasive Trauma and Chaos of the Family Separation Policy

As we approach Monday’s one-year anniversary of the family separation scandal that grabbed the attention of the nation, new reports document the ongoing pervasiveness of the cruel, inhumane policy of taking children from their parents in a failed effort to deter Central American families from seeking safety in the U.S. As NBC’s Jacob Soboroff reported … Continue reading »