In a piece written following Trump’s inauspicious speech at the UN General Assembly, Greg Sargent analyzes Trump’s xenophobic nationalism and concludes it is producing terrible policy outcomes and widespread public disapproval. The piece is excerpted below and available in full here. President Trump gave a speech today at the United Nations in which he flatly… Continue »

A document sent to Congress from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows that in an effort to fund even more immigration detention beds and deportations, DHS took $200 million away from key national security programs, among others.  They also took $7.2 million away from E-verify. The following are some key national security programs that… Continue »

Vast majority of Republicans aid and abet Trump’s cruel hostage-taking Here are our key takeaways from yesterday: The U.S. Senate dealt Trump’s far-reaching immigration plan a stinging rebuke; 60 Senators said hell no, signifying it has no chance of being enacted. The bipartisan proposal that had the best chance of passing – the Rounds-King compromise… Continue »

…as well as to three other Senate immigration votes The Senate voted on four immigration amendments today, and all four failed to clear the 60-vote hurdle to pass out of Congress’ upper chamber. Two of the proposals, McCain-Coons and Rounds-King, would have provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers. The White House opposed… Continue »

The following is America’s Voice vote recommendations ahead of today’s Senate votes on immigration: The choice before us is binary: vote for or against. At the end of today, the Senate will have approved a bill to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship or not. We encourage Senators to vote an emphatic no on… Continue »

Law Enforcement Official and Trump Voter: “I didn’t sign up for this.  And shame on me for being short-sighted about this, but it’s not just.” From Ohio to Kansas to rural Washington state, Americans are increasingly outraged about the rubber stamp deportation policy the Trump Administration is implementing. The detention and pending deportation of Kansas… Continue »

180 days podcast

This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast covers what’s been happening in the weeks and months before the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news. Donald Trump gave his first… Continue »

Donald Trump during his State of the Union address this week detailed an immigration proposal that is radical, racist, and un-American. As our Executive Director, Frank Sharry said, “the hardliners are high-fiving; the Statue of Liberty weeps.” Trump’s immigration plan is extreme because it: Is a radical and racist restructuring of our entire immigration system.… Continue »

While much of the opposition to the White House immigration proposal has been focused on the radical slashing of legal immigration levels and a border wall as wasteful and unpopular as it is insulting, little attention has been paid to how the White House’s immigration framework would turbocharge the administration’s strategy to deport undocumented immigrants… 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 »