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We The Immigrants

We are not the cruel, the bastard, and even the night forgives us for being here, in its own brightness, in our own obscurity, thought of nothingness, delusional fire, eternity, a leaf falling down from the blind tree, benches without a seated soul waiting for our own solitude, that vastness of our own thresholds, there … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, January 20, 2017

English (en español al final de la página): International Business Times: Trump Immigration Policy News: Will Trump Build A Wall On The Mexico Border? President-Elect May Flip-Flop On Campaign Promise By Bobby Ilich Ozy: What’s next for the millennial who turned Nevada blue? By Taylor Mayol Reuters: New York Gives Legal Guidance to Sanctuary Cities … Continue reading »

Number Of Congregations Pledging To Help Protect Undocumented Immigrants Has Doubled Since Trump’s Election

The number of congregations joining the “sanctuary” effort to help protect undocumented immigrants from Donald Trump’s deportation force has doubled since his election, according to faith leaders. “Congregations have been knocking down our doors,” said Rev. Noel Andersen of the Church World Service. “We expect more because of the outcry from our congregations that we’ve heard.” This … Continue reading »

Three Immigrants Share Why They Are Going To March On Washington This Saturday

On the heels of last Saturday’s powerful #HereToStay action, immigrants from all over the country will be trekking to the Women’s March on Washington in a display of resistance to the forces of hate. “It is our moral duty to keep families together,” states the Women’s March platform, “and empower all aspiring Americans to fully … Continue reading »

Trump Meant What He Said About Deporting Immigrants

In last November’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”, Masha Gessen noted, “I have lived in autocracies most of my life, and have spent much of my career writing about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. I have learned a few rules for surviving in an autocracy and salvaging your sanity and self-respect. It might be worth considering them now.” … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, January 18, 2017

English (en español al final de la página): Washington Post: D.C. is a sanctuary city. Here’s what that means. By Claritza Jimenez Huffington Post: Number Of Sanctuary Congregations Doubles Since Trump’s Election By Roque Planas WNYC: City-Funded Lawyers Help More Detained Immigrants Win Cases By Beth Fertig Florida officials call on GOP lawmakers to … Continue reading »

“No Papers, No Fear”: Immigrants And Allies In More Than 70 Locations Declare They Are #HereToStay

Advocates led by Center for Community Change Action/FIRM, SEIU, and United We Dream rallied in over 70 events this past weekend in defense of the nation’s immigrants and against Donald Trump’s plans for deportations, criminalization, and hate. Held exactly one week before another unified demonstration against the incoming administration — the National Women’s March in … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, January 17, 2017

English (en español al final de la página): NPR: Groups Protest Trump’s Immigration Positions Across The Country By Brakkton Booker and Michel Martin NBC: Immigration Activists Stage Day of Action Against Trump By Maggie Vespa CNBC: We will stand for our values in trade and immigration, eBay CEO Devin Wenig says By Elizabeth Gurdus Hillsboro … Continue reading »

Center For American Progress: “Ending DACA Will Cost States Billions of Dollars”

A new report from Silva Mathena at the Center for American Progress highlights the devastating impact the termination of DACA would have not just on Dreamers, but on all Americans. The human costs are immeasurable. If Donald Trump ends DACA after taking the oath of office next Friday, the more than 750,000 young people who have enrolled in the program will be … Continue reading »