As Trump prepares to give his State of the Union address next week, immigrants who will be attending as guests in the U.S. House Chamber will cast a shadow on Trump’s unrelenting push for another government shutdown over funding for his unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, former undocumented employees of… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Again. Trump is giving his first State of the Union speech tonight, and some articles are already reporting that Trump is “softening” his rhetoric in anticipation of an immigration deal. Oh boy. We’ve heard that one before – too many times. During Trump’s campaign, which was launched in June of 2015 with an attack on… Continue »

Tomorrow is the State of the Union, and while Dreamers and other immigrants have been invited as guests for years, tomorrow will be something special. With DACA running out of time and no Dream Act in sight, dozens of Dreamers have been invited this year by members of Congress from across the country. Speaker Pelosi… Continue »

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 »