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“Divider in Chief” on Immigration – Observers Condemn Trump’s Dark Immigration Vision

Last night’s State of the Union address, punctuated by riffs on immigration that were ugly and cynical, showed that President Trump is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. Leading observers are highlighting similar points: Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post: On cue came the meat of the speech: Demonizing immigrants. When he declared, “Struggling … Continue reading »

Here’s How Advocates Reacted to Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech tonight, and it was as anti-immigrant as many had predicted. He touted an immigration proposal that would slash legal immigration by unprecedented levels while turbo-charging the Administration’s deportation force. He demonized immigrants and used tragedies to justify rounding up Latino families. He told the nation … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “He is a President who divides, denigrates and dehumanizes based on a worldview that some are worthy and most are not”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who is openly hostile to the majority … Continue reading »

The Real Casualties of a Border Wall

A recording of today’s call is available here As Trump prepares to pitch his hardline, nativist immigration proposals at the State of the Union – including his border wall – communities across the southern border are standing firm against policies that would protect Dreamers while hurting people, commerce and the environment. Experts, elected officials and Border … Continue reading »

TONIGHT’S SOTU: TPS Holders Attend Trump’s First State of the Union as Guests of Senators and House Members

In just a few hours, Trump will address the nation in his first State of the Union, summarizing what he constitutes as his ‘successes’ over the course of the last year.  The nation and an audience comprised of TPS holders, Dreamers, and relatives of deported or detained immigrants, who will attend as guests of members … Continue reading »

Amer Adi’s Deportation a Reminder of the Real State of the Union for Thousands of American Families With Immigrant Roots

Trump Campaigned on a Promise to Deport “Bad Hombres,” Instead He’s Deporting Businessmen With Families When President Trump touts his immigration policy record and vision during tonight’s State of the Union address, keep Amer Adi and his family in mind. Adi, a Youngstown, Ohio businessman and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday despite Rep. Bob Goodlatte and … Continue reading »

After a Devastating Year, Dreamers, TPS Holders, and Relatives of Deported or Detained Immigrants Will Represent Their Families at Trump’s First State of The Union

As America’s Voice digital director Van Le of America’s Voice writes: “In the Audience of Trump’s State of the Union Will Be People Whose Lives He’s Destroyed.” Tomorrow night, Trump will tout the ‘successes’ of his first year – deported parents, caregivers, and community members; and the recession of both DACA and TPS – as those affected … Continue reading »

In the Audience of Trump’s State of the Union Will Be People Whose Lives He’s Destroyed

On Tuesday, Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union Address, where he is expected to proclaim that the state of the union is strong before launching into his agenda for the coming year. But for many watching in the audience, Trump’s words will be the complete opposite of what they’ve lived in … Continue reading »