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ICYMI: Building companies, California cities boycott Trump’s border monstrosity

In a new piece for Bloomberg, “Trump’s Wall is 30 Feet of Scary Politics for Builders,” Thomas Black highlights the resistance to bidding on Trump’s border wall by major building companies who “won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.”  Black writes: The wall and Trump’s insistence that Mexico pay for it have incensed broad swaths … Continue reading »

SPLC: Center for Immigration Studies Is Definitely a Hate Group, Not Mainstream

Every year, the Southern Poverty Law Center releases its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which this year found 917 hate groups operating in the United States. For the first time, included on that list was the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), the “think tank” arm of the anti-immigrant movement that puts out misleading research … Continue reading »

From the Census to Border Patrol to International Scholars: More Consequences of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Trump’s travel ban and immigration crackdown are having wide-ranging effects, from dampening travel into the US to causing labor shortages on US farms to damaging the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and immigrant communities. Today, here’s another roundup of the unintended consequences of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Customs and Border Patrol have more power to abuse … Continue reading »

Broad Range of 400+ Organizations Urge Congressional Leaders to Reject Funding for Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan and Border Wall

In response to President Trump’s supplemental funding request for a down payment on his mass deportation plan and a border wall, a broad range of more than four hundred organizations have signed on to a letter urging congressional leaders to reject the president’s request. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority … Continue reading »

Friday, March 24 Edition: Faces of Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

Across the nation, American families are being torn apart by Trump’s Deportation Force, carrying out an unrelenting mass deportation agenda.  Following are some recent storylines. More than 100 Senegalese deported, and “no one noticed.” Esther Lee at ThinkProgress highlights the deportation of 130 Senegalese nationals last weekend–“a troubling sixfold increase from the 2016 fiscal year when … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, March 24, 2017

English (noticias en español al final de la página): TRUMP’S DEPORTATION PLAN: DETAILS, REACTIONS, EFFECTS Associated Press Washington Justice to Feds: Keep Immigration Agents Away By Gene Johnson March 22, 2017 Washington Post ‘They’re afraid to come’: University leaders worry Trump policies will deter international scholars By Susan Svrluga March 24, 2017 Washington Post U.S. … Continue reading »

Evidence of Trump’s Repeated Efforts to Prioritize White Nationalism

As we’ve written about before, Donald Trump and his administration are pursuing a blatantly white nationalist agenda, one that places great weight on white identity politics and is trying to thwart the current trajectory of American demographics. We see this in Trump’s two Muslim bans, designed to keep a whole category of individuals out; his indiscriminate … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times Editorial: “President Trump’s Reckless Shame Game”

The New York Times writes a timely editorial blasting the Trump Administration and ICE for their “reckless shame game” — their ongoing attempts to publicly scapegoat immigrants and the communities that welcome them. According to the Times, the Trump Administration’s attempts to claim they are acting in the interest of public safety is “ridiculous — dangerously … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, March 23, 2017

English (noticias en español al final de la página): TRUMP’S DEPORTATION PLAN: DETAILS, REACTIONS, EFFECTS Los Angeles Times Immigrant advocates spread the word: Be prepared, be self-reliant, know your rights By Esmeralda Bermudez March 23, 2017 WOSU Undocumented In Columbus And Planning For The Worst By Esther Honig March 22, 2017 Huffington Post Immigration Officers … Continue reading »