The following is a quote from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, in advance of today’s White House immigration speech to unveil the Jared Kushner-led immigration proposal: White House Rose Garden legislative unveilings used to be reserved for serious policy proposals, not for political posturing and vanity projects for the first family that are… Continue »

A Washington Post story posted last night, “Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests,” highlights that the Trump White House, led by Stephen Miller, is exploring a military style “shock and awe” approach targeted against immigrant families in American cities to dissuade desperate Central American families from seeking refuge… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice,  regarding Stephen Miller and the administration’s new proposed rule to evict 55,000 U.S. citizen and legal resident children from public housing just because they live in a mixed-status household: Trump, Stephen Miller, and Co. are hellbent on resurrecting last summer’s inhumane and… Continue »

Nick Miroff’s story in the Washington Post, “U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border” drives home the fact that Stephen Miller and fellow Trump administration hardliners are charging ahead with deterrence-only policies that are doomed to make the current humanitarian and refugee crisis… Continue »

We Need Common Sense, Effective and Humane Solutions Last night, the President issued a memorandum that purports to be a solution to the increasing number of families seeking asylum at our southern border by imposing fees on asylum seekers, ending work permits for asylum seekers to support themselves while awaiting decisions on their cases, limiting… Continue »

Greg Sargent’s newest column for the Washington Post puts Trump’s lies on full display as he tries to appeal to voters by touting a policy that isn’t in place. In Wisconsin, Trump was feeding voters a diet of lies and cruelty to get their applause at a rally. The President feels emboldened, pumped up by… Continue »

More Failure On Its Way At The Border The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the new restrictions on asylum seekers proposed by the Trump Administration. New restrictions on asylum encapsulate the vicious cruelty, failed policy, and cynical political motivations that define all things Trump and immigration.… Continue »

A story today in The Intercept reveals that a security contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took the time to meticulously catalog a series of protests against the President’s family separation policy and report those protests preemptively to all DHS staffers and law enforcement across the country. The events – 300 community-based rallies… Continue »

President Trump is once again paving the way for a new form of family separation. Just days after Acting-DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan insisted that the policy was no longer on the table President Trump insisted on tipping his hand previewing the next step in Family separation 2.0.  On Sunday, he called Fox News and told… Continue »

A few weeks ago, President Trump said, “[W]e should get rid of [immigration] judges.” Although immigration law bars him from doing so through executive action, yesterday Politico reported that, “The Homeland Security Department is weighing a plan to bypass immigration courts and remove undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they’ve been present continuously in the U.S.… Continue »