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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Yesterday, the Washington Post published the latest in a string of investigative stories by the Post and the New York Times detailing the systematic hiring and exploitation of undocumented workers throughout properties operated by the Trump family. This is an issue that America’s Voice has been tracking closely. The new Post story adds important new… Continue »

Appearance of Selective Enforcement to Protect President   In an exchange at today’s subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Acting ICE Director Kevin McAleenan was given the opportunity to say if his agency would give President Trump’s businesses special treatment on immigration and prosecution. His answer was evasive, and seemed to indicate he thought… Continue »

More Failure On Its Way At The Border The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the new restrictions on asylum seekers proposed by the Trump Administration. New restrictions on asylum encapsulate the vicious cruelty, failed policy, and cynical political motivations that define all things Trump and immigration.… Continue »