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 Pili Tobar on USCIS Decision Not to Designate Venezuela for TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

Turning Its Back on Venezuela, Trump Admin OK with Endangering the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli’s announcement that it will not designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS): The decision by the Trump administration to … Continue reading »

“The Nightmare of Child Separations Continues” House Oversight Committee Report Shows

NPR: CBP Agent Forces 3-Year Old into Literal Sofi’s Choice of Mom or Dad The moral collapse of the Trump administration is on full display: President Trump’s “go back to where you came from” racist tweets and comments aimed at women of color elected to Congress; VP Mike Pence and a group of Republican Senators see … Continue reading »

The Growing Consequences of “Remain in Mexico” – Just One Element of Trump’s Human Rights Crisis

Mexico Shares the Shame with US We are in the midst of a full-blown human rights crisis created and worsened by the Trump administration’s actions and neglect. Take just one of the many cruel policies enacted – the “Remain in Mexico” or “Migrant Protection Protocols” policy, which returns asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait … Continue reading »

“The Fish Rots from the Head Down:” Trump Sets a Cruel Example that Has Spread to the Border Patrol 

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: We are witnessing a human rights crisis in real time, the magnitude of which should shake us to our core.  As the saying goes, the fish rots from the head down. And Donald Trump has failed and corrupted the system from top … Continue reading »

Caught Lying, Again: DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Cannot Be Trusted

For some reason, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is viewed in some quarters as a more trusted voice of reason than other Trump Administration DHS and immigration officials. Yet two new reports detail that McAleenan has been lying through his teeth to justify the Trump Administration’s extremism.   A new NBC News report details that McAleenan … Continue reading »

Statement from Pili Tobar: Supreme Court to Take Up DACA

“Ending DACA is another in a string of epic immigration failures by Trump and the Republican Party.” The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, in response to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a DACA case next term: Donald Trump and the GOP have been hell … Continue reading »

Trump’s 2020 Campaign: More of the Same: Cruelty. Hypocrisy. Failure.

“Except this time, the American people already know what to expect and they aren’t falling for Trump’s falsehoods and fear mongering.” Earlier tonight, President Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign fueled by a false sense of success. As a humanitarian crisis rages on our southern border, created and compounded by the failed policies of Trump … Continue reading »

Trump’s Family Separation: Trauma Inflicted is Ongoing and Incalculable

One of the darkest chapters of the Trump presidency – and modern American history – is the administration’s family separation policy. New stories are shedding light on just how cruel the Trump administration has been. According to Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: “New details and revelations continue to emerge, underscoring the ongoing nature … Continue reading »

Trump Admin Prioritizes Border Wall Makeover As Children Lose Resources & Detention Conditions Worsen

This week, the Trump administration announced the gutting of resources for migrant children in detention while at the same time continuing to unconstitutionally direct money to the ineffective border wall. This is only one of the many attacks the Trump administration has carried out on migrant children, as DHS Watch, a project of America’s Voice, … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Celebrates Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

On Day of Bill Passage, Congress Must Not Lose Sight of Importance to Continue Fighting for Immigrants at Risk The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth … Continue reading »