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Trump Immigration Changes

Trump’s Executive Order Set to “Sabotage” Both Immigration and Healthcare Systems and Could Bar 2/3 Future Legal Immigrants

Leading experts and observers are highlighting the sweeping nature and far-reaching dangers of Trump’s Friday night executive order seeking to bar from the U.S. legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance. Yesterday, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimated that the new proclamation could potentially exclude 2/3 of future immigrants, while a must-read piece … Continue reading »

“This is nothing less than a legal immigration ban, that stands alongside the Trump administration’s asylum and refugee bans.”

America’s Voice on Trump’s Latest Effort to Unilaterally Slash Legal Immigration   Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: This is nothing less than a legal … Continue reading »

Pulling Up America’s Welcome Mat: Editorial Boards Slam Trump Administration’s Retreat from Our History as a Welcoming Nation

The Move to Halt Refugees is Un-American   Leading editorial boards and observers nationwide are rebuking the Trump administration for their un-American and deeply damaging decision to slash refugee levels to only 18,000 for next year – the lowest number in history at a time when the need for refugee resettlement is at historic highs … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dallas Morning News Editorial Board: Trump is Dismantling the System for Legal Refugees. Why?

Read piece here   Last week, President Trump signed an executive order to reduce the total number of refugees who will be allowed to resettle in the U.S. to historic lows. The Dallas Morning News’ editorial team published a piece over the weekend pointing out that closing more options for arriving to the U.S. legally … Continue reading »

Three Rulings Against Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda Offer 2020 Reminder Why Courts Matter

Courts doing what Republicans in Congress refuse to – stand up to a dangerous and erratic President for a better vision for America Three court rulings from the end of last week dealt setbacks to the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda: Judge Dolly Gee ruled against the Trump administration’s regulation attempting to overturn the Flores settlement … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dallas Morning News: “In Dallas, Refugees Say Trump’s New Restrictions Will Hurt Desperate Displaced Persons Around the Globe”

Dianne Solis talks to refugees about the impact of the drastic refugee reduction Read piece here The Trump administration yesterday announced a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees who will be allowed to resettle in the U.S.  – 18,000 next year, a historic low. The Dallas Morning News’ Dianne Solis published a piece … Continue reading »

“The Statue of Liberty Weeps”

Trump is Closing America’s Doors on Refugees The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the confirmation that the Trump administration will slash the number of refugees admitted to America, setting a 18,000 cap for 2020, the lowest-ever ceiling since the program began four decades ago and … Continue reading »

With Honduran Asylum “Deal,” Trump is Doling out Death Sentences

“This devastating story reminds us how designating Honduras a ‘safe third country’ makes a mockery of the term” On Wednesday, the Trump administration inked a deal with Honduras on possibly returning asylum seekers to Honduras and designating the Central American country as a “safe third country.” In so doing, the administration once again conducts an … Continue reading »

“The goal of the Trump administration’s agreement with El Salvador is to continue Trump’s politically motivated ‘keep ’em out’ strategy…” – America’s Voice on U.S./El Salvador Asylum Agreement

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the news that the Trump administration signed an agreement with the government of El Salvador to explore asylum changes that could keep asylum seekers from other countries in El Salvador and which may lead to a future “safe … Continue reading »

Public Outrage Rescues Life-Saving Medical Program For Immigrants

American Public and Democrats in Congress Step Up: “This reversal was not a change of heart from Trump or Stephen Miller. It is the result of broad public outcry…” A program that would affect over 1,000 immigrants seeking to stay in the U.S. for life-altering medical treatment was reinstated, saving immigrants’ lives, including the life … Continue reading »