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The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

People Power, Resolute Democrats On Verge of Defeating President Trump’s Budget Request for Border Wall and Deportation Force Last week, another Trump promise crumbled with the crash and burn of the health care bill in the House of Representatives. The keys to victory: people power, Democratic unity and Republican divisions. Looking forward, it looks like … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, March 29, 2017

English (noticias en español al final de la página): AMERICA’S VOICE Washington Times Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars By Stephen Dinan March 27, 2017 Medium (Op-Ed) ‘Somebody Else’s Babies’ Are Rebuilding Steve King’s Hometown By Matt Hildreth March 28, 2017 TRUMP’S DEPORTATION PLAN: DETAILS, REACTIONS, EFFECTS Associated Press The … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Jeff Sessions is wrong on immigration law, and he knows it”

Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statements yesterday decrying sanctuary cities and threatening to defund them, immigration attorney David Leopold published ascathing critique in the Boston Globe of Sessions and his scaremongering tactics used to continue “the Trump administration’s campaign of fear and misinformation about immigrants.” According to Leopold, Sessions is wrong on immigration law, and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “How a community in Ohio is stepping up when deportations split families”

In the midst of Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, a piece by PRI’s The World highlights the work of Virginia Nunes Gutierrez, a community health worker and instructor at The Ohio State University, who started a network in Columbus to help undocumented immigrants when deportations split families. As we highlighted last week, Nunes Gutierrez joins Americans … Continue reading »

Maryland’s Gov. Hogan is Using Tragedy to Scapegoat Immigrants, Oppose State Trust Act

Some Republicans have been trying to turn a horrific rape in a Rockville, Maryland high school into an anti-immigration news story, because the alleged perpetrators are immigrants.  It’s a sad exploitation of the situation. Treating this as an immigration problem rather than a sexual assault problem will certainly not lead to constructive measures that prevent future … Continue reading »

Strong Resistance to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating of Trump and Sessions

If the Trump White House was hoping that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant scapegoating and newest threats against so-called “sanctuary cities” would help the Administration turn the page on a rough week and intimidate local leaders and jurisdictions into backing down, they can’t be happy with the reaction and resistance on display. Elected officials, law … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Radley Balko: “Trump doesn’t support cops. He supports cops who agree with him.”

In a new opinion piece for the Washington Post, Radley Balko reviews the attacks launched yesterday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions against local law enforcement agencies that refuse to act as ICE agents.  It is an excellent summary of the current state of the debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and is a must read. Balko’s entire … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, March 28, 2017

English (noticias en español al final de la página): AMERICA’S VOICE New York Times White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and CHARLIE SAVAGE March 27, 2017 Huffington Post (Op-Ed) Bill Clinton Laid Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies By Bill Blum March 27, 2017 TRUMP’S DEPORTATION … Continue reading »

Members of Congress, Legal Experts, Advocates: Trump Should Keep Hands Off of Funding Protecting Communities

Donald Trump is at it again — continuing his war on immigrants, this time by announcing that he wants to take away funding protecting communities by making immigrant-friendly jurisdictions ineligible for Department of Justice grants. It’s a heavy-handed, intrusive-government move that many are saying is unconstitutional. Other arguments against the move include: The fact that … Continue reading »

Fresh Off Healthcare Defeat, Trump Administration Turns to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating

The following is a quote from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to the appearance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions at today’s White House press briefing, and the administration’s new anti-immigrant scapegoating plan: It’s painfully obvious that the Trump Administration wants to change the subject to anything other than its humiliating … Continue reading »