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Immigration 101: What is a Sanctuary City?

There’s no single definition of what is a sanctuary city, but generally speaking, it’s a city (or a county) that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents in order to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation. What is a sanctuary city? The case of Alex Here’s a pretty real-life example of how this works: let’s … Continue reading »

Advocates Ask Trump Administration to Extend Haitian TPS

It’s as if Trump is looking for ways to remove as many brown people from the country as possible. Yesterday, we wrote about how Trump is seeking the deportation of 4,000 Somali asylum seekers and refugees even though their home country is still too dangerous to return to. Today, we’re highlighting how Trump wants to do … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who Is John Kelly And How Can He Decide the Fate of Millions of Immigrants?

John Kelly is the head of the Department of Homeland Security and the top immigration official in the Trump Administration. He is the person in charge of carrying out Trump’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation. Secretary Kelly has the final say in who gets to stay and who will be deported. He is the reason … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is a DREAMer?

What is a DREAMer? When it comes to immigration reform, a “Dreamer” (often spelled “DREAMer”) refers to a young person who qualifies for the DREAM Act. DREAM Act and DACA The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a piece of legislation first introduced to congress in 2001 that grants a pathway … Continue reading »

Weekly “Office Hours”: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration — Resistance and Litigation in Review

***PRESS CALL*** Friday, April 21 1pm EST / 10am PST DIAL IN: 877-876-9177 ; PASSCODE: “IMMIGRATION” Weekly “Office Hours”: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration —  Resistance and Litigation in Review Washington, DC — Tomorrow, Friday, April 21 at 1pm EST, litigators and immigrant advocates will gather on a press call to analyze how the … Continue reading »

Mass Somali Deportation Looms for 4,000 Asylum Seekers

Donald Trump has made it clear that he’s pursuing a white nationalist policy that is aimed at reshaping American demographics for decades to come. We’ve seen this in the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants who have been living in the US for decades and raising families without causing trouble. And we’re about to see it … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Secretary Kelly, We’re Not Going to “Shut Up”

Kelly shut up comment doesn’t make sense; in a democracy, people’s voices matter, especially when the stakes are so high Earlier today, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out at critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies, saying they should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” The following is a … Continue reading »