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Vox: Trump’s State of the Union Showcases How He Has Altered Immigration

In a preview piece yesterday in anticipation of Trump’s State of the Union address, Nicole Narea of Vox captures the scope and cruelty that defines the Trump administration’s relentless effort to reshape immigration by executive fiat.  Her piece, entitled Donald Trump didn’t need the wall, breaks down the series of radical moves Trump and his … Continue reading »

Ahead of Trump’s Boastful State of the Union, We Set the Record Straight on Immigration

“Deterrence by way of cruelty, chaos, racism and suffering is not success, it’s failure.” At tonight’s State of the Union address, expect President Trump to claim “success” on his signature immigration and border obsessions. Below, first read America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry’s assessment of why Trump is, in fact, a cruel failure on his … Continue reading »

Here Are All The Immigrants Going to Tonight’s State of the Union Address

Tonight is Donald Trump’s third State of the Union address, and some members of Congress — as they have in previous years — are bringing immigrant guests to the speech as a way to spotlight Trump’s horribly destructive changes to immigration policy. Meanwhile, the Spanish-language response to Trump’s speech will be given by Rep. Veronica … Continue reading »

Immigration & National Security Experts Discuss Trump’s SOTU Address; Family Separation Hearings; Possible National Emergency Declaration

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today immigration and national security experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss Trump’s State of the Union address, as well as the first oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, and a potential national emergency declaration. Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS … Continue reading »

ICYMI Texas Monthly: For Trump, Texas is a Backdrop, a Prop, Set-Decoration and Nothing More

Read piece here Austin, TX – There have been a number of powerful responses to the President’s lies about crime, immigration and border issues in El Paso, Texas during his State of the Union address.  In a piece published in Texas Monthly yesterday, Chris Hooks outlines just how President Trump has used Texas as a … Continue reading »

Hypocrisy of the Trump Administration on Full Display Before Family Separation Hearings

Last night, Albertina Contreras Teletor and Yakelin Garcia Contreras, a mother and daughter who were separated at the southern border due to the administration’s family separation policy, sat in the House gallery as guests of Senator Jeff Merkley for the State of the Union address. Albertina and Yakelin listened as Trump described the beauty of … Continue reading »

Americans Siding with Victorina and Sandra Rather Than Trump’s Ugly and Unpersuasive Anti-Immigrant Rants

The reviews are in and the reviews are harsh for President Trump’s State of the Union address – particularly the predictable disconnect between the White House’s pre-speech spin that it would be a unifying speech and the speech’s actual same old ugly and unpersuasive anti-immigrant focus (a “Stephen Miller special” as America’s Voice Deputy Director … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: “Another Stephen Miller Special”

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar (Twitter: @pilitobar87), Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding tonight’s State of the Union address: So much for supposed calls for bipartisanship and cooperation. Tonight’s address was another Stephen Miller special, heavy on lies and fear-mongering about immigrants. Even though Miller’s anti-immigrant policies have backfired on Republicans time … Continue reading »

We Agree with White House Spin: America is Unified on Topic of Immigration (Firmly Against Trump, Miller & Xenophobia)

The White House is busy spinning that the impending Stephen Miller-authored State of the Union address will lead to unity and consensus across ideologies. For once, we mostly agree with the White House: but the growing unity and national consensus is strongly against Trump, Miller and xenophobia and the larger nativist worldview that will be … Continue reading »

Vicki & Sandra are going to the State of the Union!

Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz are undocumented housekeepers who formerly worked at Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. When they worked there, they cleaned the president’s house and did his laundry, while enduring physical and verbal abuse. They say the Trump Organization knew they were undocumented — and provided them with papers and … Continue reading »