Yesterday’s prominent display of a naturalization ceremony at the White House during the Republican National Convention featuring President Trump and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf suggests to the American public that naturalization is very important to this administration.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  First, the administration devalued the gravity of this… Continue »

This past week, in the latest effort to limit the program that protects immigrant youth from deportation, the DHS unveiled yet another anti-immigrant plan in their memo on the current and future status of the DACA program .Earlier today, in response to the memo, immigration lawyers and advocates came together to discuss the DACA program,… Continue »

Last night, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited COVID-relief legislative package, the HEALS Act. Unfortunately, and in contrast to the HEROES Act that passed the House months ago, the new Senate bill is no match for the moment. Unsurprisingly, the GOP proposal reflects the divisiveness, corruption and plutocracy that characterizes the Trump presidency.  From our point… Continue »

As special units from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) act as Trump’s personal militia in Portland and other “blue cities,” the Trump administration seeking to move nearly $170 million away from bipartisan priorities — including the use of body cameras — to its own pet projects. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the lead appropriator in the… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, experts gathered on a press call to discuss where things stand, what DACA recipients and those potentially eligible for DACA should be doing now, and what the Administration and Congress should be doing to implement the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA. The Trump administration… Continue »

Today, America’s Voice launched a new countdown clock to draw attention to the impending furloughs facing two-thirds of USCIS workers and the larger damaging implications on the country as a whole. Currently, we have 32 days until the early August deadline for USCIS funding. If no deal is reached, thousands of USCIS employees will be… Continue »

As the end of his first term draws near, Trump has kicked his efforts to drive out immigrants and refugees up a notch. Even in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 120,000 American lives, Trump spent time this past week visiting his wasteful and pointless border wall in Arizona instead of… Continue »

How the Trump Administration’s Xenophobic Immigration Policies are Dismantling our Immigration System Without a Single Act of Congress Monday’s presidential proclamation extending and expanding an existing worldwide green card ban to include a ban on entry for potentially hundreds of thousands of temporary, high-skilled, seasonal and other workers is the latest action by the Trump… Continue »

The Trump administration is proposing a new regulation that all but guts the American asylum system enacted by Congress decades ago, but without a single act by Congress. The American public will have only 30 days to comment on the 161 page draft regulation, cutting in half the customary time the federal government provides the… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »