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Trump Immigration Changes

Decision Enabling Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Sends Ominous Message About Direction of Court

Will Justice Roberts Assert Independence or Simply Act as Arm of the Trump Administration’s Assault on Immigration and Human Rights?   The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling which allows the Trump administration’s asylum crackdown to proceed. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was … Continue reading »

Immigration Twitter Responds to SCOTUS’ Surprise Decision to Allow Trump Asylum Ban

In a surprise decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s asylum ban can proceed for now, while the legal fight plays out in courts. Contrary to the U.S.’ obligations under domestic and international law, border officials can now deny applications from migrants who have traveled through other countries on their way to … Continue reading »

Immigration Experts On “Remain to Mexico” Policy’s Devastating Effects on Border

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, immigration experts gathered on a press call to discuss the growing humanitarian crisis in our border exacerbated by the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Asylum seekers, fleeing violence and devastation in their home countries, are being pushed into Mexico and isolated from legal … Continue reading »

The Human Toll of Trump’s Relentless Cruelty Toward Immigrants

As the Trump administration continues its relentless assault on immigrants and refugees, the human toll mounts. Trump and his administration has turned its back on simple American values like decency, dignity and compassion. With Stephen Miller now seeking to zero-out refugee admissions from their already devastatingly low numbers and with the consequences of the so-called … Continue reading »

Four Reasons Why Raiding Military Projects for Border Wall Construction is “A Perfect Encapsulation of the Trump Presidency”

The news that the Trump administration will raid $3.6 billion from 127 different military construction projects for the border wall is a disturbing indictment of this administration’s priorities. As lawmakers and observers speak out in opposition and call for specific details about the projects to be raided, it’s worth reflecting on the larger context and … Continue reading »

Professor Tom Wong: “Every aspect of America’s asylum system now seems broken”

In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Tom K. Wong, political science professor and highly-regarded researcher at University of California San Diego, details the growing abuses of the Trump administration in their attempts to prohibit asylum seekers from entering the U.S. As Wong notes, “From substandard conditions in immigration detention to verbal and physical … Continue reading »

Recapping August: A Month of All-Encompassing Trump Cruelty Aimed at Immigrants

“All of it came as our fellow Americans in El Paso buried their dead following a terrorist attack inspired by Trump and his allies.” Last Friday, America’s Voice published a detailed overview of the litany of attacks launched by the Trump administration — in August alone — on legal immigration, immigrants, and refugees. Since we … Continue reading »

Trump Administration is Handing Out Death Sentences to Sick Migrants

“Can the Trump administration sink any lower than threatening to deport sick kids?” Last night, Rachel Maddow lifted up the story of Isabel Bueso and the Trump administration’s cruel plan to deport her to her death. This is part of a secretive new policy to end grants of medical deferred action to those who come … Continue reading »

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Citizenship

The following is a statement from Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, regarding the Trump administration’s new citizenship policy:  The Trump administration just issued a new policy that will make it harder for some children of U.S. citizens born abroad to obtain citizenship, including those serving our country through the military or other government service.   … Continue reading »

A Month of All-Encompassing Trump Cruelty Aimed at Immigrants

“…this was a month of relentless anti-immigrant and anti-immigration cruelty, even by the standards of  this administration. All of it came as our fellow Americans in El Paso buried their dead…” The month of August began with a devastating act of violence, as a terrorist targeting immigrants and Latinos took the lives of 22 people … Continue reading »