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Here’s How Advocates Reacted to Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech tonight, and it was as anti-immigrant as many had predicted. He touted an immigration proposal that would slash legal immigration by unprecedented levels while turbo-charging the Administration’s deportation force. He demonized immigrants and used tragedies to justify rounding up Latino families. He told the nation … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “He is a President who divides, denigrates and dehumanizes based on a worldview that some are worthy and most are not”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union: Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Trump showed that he is more interested in sowing division than in forging unity. This is a President who is openly hostile to the majority … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Is a Trick”

Catherine Rampell of Washington Post: ”Either Trump wants to protect dreamers or he doesn’t. Talking out of both sides of his mouth won’t cut it.” In a new, scathing column, Catherine Rampell of Washington Post cuts through the GOP’s smoke and mirrors on the White House immigration plan. The proposal is “a sleight of hand designed to help the … Continue reading »

“Narrow Gets It Done”

Momentum Growing for “Dream Act Plus Smart Border” Package After widespread condemnation of the White House immigration framework – a cynical attempt to enact longstanding nativist policy goals by exploiting the desperation of Dreamers – key voices are calling for a more narrow approach focused on pairing the Dream Act with smart border security measures. Narrow gets … Continue reading »

The Latest Episode of Our Podcast, “Trump’s White Nationalist Wish List,” is Available Now

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. The White House released its … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Escalante: “The White House Dreamer Deal Isn’t A Compromise. It’s A Racist Ransom Note.”

In a new column for HuffPost, DACA-recipient and America’s Voice Communications Manager Juan Escalante provides a firsthand analysis of a Dreamer’s take on the dead-on-arrival White House immigration principles. Escalante concludes: Dreamers have been part of the immigration debate since 2001. We have helped to define the discussion on immigration over the past few years. There is … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Dreamers, Legal Experts and Advocates Break Down the Latest on the Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. After another tumultus week on immigration in Washington, leaders from United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Women’s Refugee Commission analyzed the White House immigration principles, the state of the federal immigration debate, and the next steps. A recording of today’s call is available here.  … Continue reading »

Here’s How Advocates Are Responding to the White House Immigration Proposal

Today, the White House rolled out a new anti-immigrant proposal which would use the fact that Dreamers need protection from deportation in order to pass a slate of nativist, anti-immigrant measures that would change U.S. demographics for the long run. The proposal, spearheaded by senior policy “adviser” Stephen Miller, would slash legal immigration, gut family migration, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “The Hardliners are High-Fiving; The Statue of Liberty Weeps.”

As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by offering up a spoonful of sugar … Continue reading »