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Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

Washington, DC – President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Even by the standards of President Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries”

Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal piece entitled, “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries” reports that the Trump Administration’s decision to crack down on immigration could put American farmers, food companies, and builders at an employee deficit. This piece corroborates the claims made in a New York Times article earlier this month … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Breaks down DHS memorandum on Trump’s immigration orders

David Leopold, former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, joined America’s Voice via Facebook Live to discuss the memorandums the Department of Homeland Security’s published today regarding the implementation of Trump’s executive actions on immigration. Please be sure to contact an immigrant rights service organization or an immigration attorney in your state should you need … Continue reading »

Trump’s Deportation Force Targets the Most Vulnerable

As we highlighted yesterday, there are no lingering doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force is targeting all 11 million undocumented immigrants, including DACA-recipients, domestic violence survivors, and those seeking shelter at a church. A new piece from the La Opinión editorial board encapsulates the heart of the problem: “It is impossible to limit this order to only capture dangerous undocumented … Continue reading »

3 Steps To Fight Against Trump’s Deportation Force

Last night, a disturbing report emerged from Seattle, Washington, where immigration authorities arrested and detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old DACA recipient. The DACA program, which temporarily shields beneficiaries from deportation, should have kept Daniel safe from Trump’s Deportation Force. Instead, the Trump Administration chose to disregard Daniel’s DACA status and arrested him anyway – sending … Continue reading »

No Lingering Doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force Targets All 11 Million

The facts are in. Trump’s Deportation Force is in action. His executive order on interior enforcement eliminates common sense priorities for deportation. This means that any and all undocumented immigrants – including DACA recipients – are vulnerable to arrest, detention and deportation. Daniel Ramirez Medina Last night, news reports exposed the fact that ICE agents in Seattle, Washington … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Slam ICE For Backing Out Of Meeting On Deportation Raids

According to the Huffington Post, the Acting ICE Director backed out of a meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus members yesterday. Later that same day, Reuters broke the shocking news that the agency had arrested a DACA recipient in Seattle last week. We’d be ashamed to show our faces too. Advocates are currently fighting for the … Continue reading »

David Leopold: These Are Your Rights In Case Of An ICE Raid

Immigration attorney David Leopold discusses the latest on ICE’s arrest and detention of DREAMER and DACA’mented immigrant Daniel Ramirez Madina and why it’s important to know your rights. Follow United We Dream for the latest information on Daniel’s case and use the hashtag #RaidWatch to report ICE activity in your community. Immigration attorney David Leopold discusses the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen….We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” … Continue reading »