When it comes to immigration policy, sometimes we all need to close Twitter and ignore Trump’s ongoing bluster, threats, and pronouncements; skip past the White House palace intrigue stories about leaks and infighting; and stay focused on what’s real and happening in our name – the Trump team’s ongoing failure to responsibly deal with the… Continue »

Immigrants Across America Are Already Terrorized by Fears of Rampant Family Separations Designed to Burnish Trump’s Reelection Chances In advance of President Trump’s official 2020 campaign kickoff rally last night, Trump tweeted about impending ICE immigration raids next week that would target “millions of illegal aliens” across America. As the Washington Post reported about the… Continue »

The latest monthly Customs and Border Protection apprehension numbers – denoting a 32% increase in apprehensions from last month with more than 100,000 families or children detained – underscore the fact that we are in the midst of a refugee and humanitarian crisis. Here are three essential points to remember: Trump’s cruel and deterrence-only approach… Continue »

There’s a shared consensus among observers across the ideological spectrum:   Trump’s threatened tariffs against Mexico are monumentally dumb, self-defeating, and potentially harmful as a matter of policy; and The announcement is another sign of desperation as his immigration and border policies keep failing and he worries about his brand image on immigration ahead of… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today immigration experts and advocates discussed the latest developments on immigration, border and asylum policy. Reports have surfaced that a new proposed asylum rule from the Trump administration, if announced, will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, fail to address the underlying causes of… Continue »

Donald Trump announced yesterday, by tweet, that a 5% tariff on Mexican imports would be his latest move in attempting to stop central American refugees from coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Experts pointed out that trade wars are not good for business, that the U.S. (especially Texas) is one of Mexico’s largest trading partners, that… Continue »

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its latest pathetic attempt to stop immigration: a gradually increasing tariff paid for by Americans on all Mexican products consumed by Americans with the childish hope that this will somehow strongarm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central Americans seeking safety in the U.S.  In what will be another failed… Continue »

If press reports are true that President Trump plans a new prohibition on people seeking asylum who transit through “third countries,” then we will see more chaos and failure.  The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: If press reports are accurate, this decision will cause a chain reaction –… Continue »

“Trump Playbook: Deny, Distract, Demonize. Repeat.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director for America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s promise that today or tomorrow, he was “going to do something really dramatic on our border:” President Trump, the showman and press manipulator in chief, said today he would have a ‘dramatic’ border… Continue »

The reviews are in and the reviews are harsh for the Rose Garden unveiling of Jared Kushner’s immigration project (to call it a bill would be doing a disservice to real legislative proposals). According to Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: It turns out, Jared Kushner did unify folks across the political spectrum on… Continue »