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Children & TPS Holder-Plaintiffs Fight to Stay Together at Hearing While Admin’s Racism on Full Display

Immigrants and Their Families Bravely Stand up to Pres. Trump & His Anti-Immigrant Agenda At a hearing today in Pasadena for the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen, the government tried to justify its racist and unconstitutional termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will strip over 400,000 immigrants of their legal status, lead to mass deportations … Continue reading »

In Defense of Racism, Trump Lackeys Take a Wrecking Ball to the Statue of Liberty, and Blame Immigrant Parents for Child Separation and Terror During MS Raids

Embossed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” are the founding ideals of America, unless you’re a member of the Trump administration, as we learned yesterday. In an interview with CNN, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Launches New Website to Track Racist 2020 Ads

“Trump Has Already Put Racism on the Map; We are Just Going to Track It” Today, America’s Voice launched 2020AdWatch.com – a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. The project mirrors a similar effort from the 2018 midterm elections and will rely on … Continue reading »

Trump’s New Public Charge Rule a “Backdoor Cut to Legal Immigration” and Another Cruel Attack on Hardworking immigrants in America

This morning, the Trump administration officially published its new “public charge” rule – an effort to disqualify more immigrant families from accessing green cards and to price out working and middle class immigrant families from fully participating in the American dream.  The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: The … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar Statement on Today’s Family Separation Raid in Mississippi

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding today’s inhumane Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Mississippi: Today, as Donald Trump traveled to do a photo op and give lip service to the communities affected by mass terror in Dayton and El Paso, ICE was busy carrying out … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: “The nation’s Latinos are uniting to stand up to hatred, to stand up for one another, and to stand together for an America that is better than this.”

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s white supremacist terror attack on Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in El Paso, Latinos nationwide are speaking up, denouncing the racist and xenophobic, and reaffirming a different vision of America, one that works to extend freedom, justice and equality to one and all  – regardless of birthplace and background. According … Continue reading »

Manuel Gámez, Whose Daughter Died of Suicide, Granted 30-Day Deportation Stay

After tremendous support from advocates at Make the Road New York, the office of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and the tireless efforts of his attorney Anibal Romero, Manuel Gámez learned last night he received a 30-day stay of deportation. He is applying asylum claim and the reprieve will enable his request to be reviewed, according … Continue reading »

Democrats Taking Action to Address Trump’s Cruelty, Chaos, Failure and Floundering on Immigration and Border Policies

On Thursday, the House of Representatives is slated to consider H.R. 2203 (the Homeland Security Improvement Act), a bill authored by Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas to remedy many of the policies President Trump has put in place to address the surge in migrants from Central America at the U.S./Mexico border that have exacerbated – … Continue reading »

Today, House Republicans Expected to Vote Against Water, Food, Medical Screening and Toilets for Children in Immigration Custody

H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Custody Act Goes to House Floor Today Later today, the House will debate and vote on H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Custody Act, a bill that provides for basic humane standards of care for children, families and individuals in federal custody at for-profit … Continue reading »

“Going all in on the Nativist Agenda” – Pili Tobar on Significance of Trump’s Expedited Removal Policy Change

Every American Citizen is at Risk, Not Just Immigrants The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice:  News this morning that the Trump administration is planning to scale up so-called ‘expedited removal’ policy nationwide is a staggering and dangerous escalation of the Trump deportation agenda. This is a nationwide ‘show … Continue reading »