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ICYMI: Greg Sargent Asks if Trump’s Call for Mass Deportation Will Force Other Republicans to Specify their Stance

As we assessed earlier today in a statement, Donald Trump’s comments to CNN endorsing a vision of mass deportation is as extreme as it is ridiculous.  There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in America.  Two-thirds have lived and worked in America for more than a decade.  Most live in families.  Many own homes.  They are intertwined in families and … Continue reading »

“God Is With Them”: Meet The Faith Leaders Who Comfort Distraught Immigrant Families In Detention

As the first GOP Presidential debate approaches next week, immigration is sure to become a heated — and contentious — topic among the Republican candidates, many of whom are verging to the far-right on immigration in an attempt to woo primary voters. But we know it’s about so much more than just politicking here. Immigration isn’t just … Continue reading »

Oops: Bobby Jindal Slams Jeb Bush On Immigration, Even Though Their Positions Are Pretty Similar

Bobby Jindal has been having a bit of a rough time lately. Once considered a rising star in the GOP (who could ever forget that State of the Union rebuttal?), Jindal has consistently ranked in the bottom five of GOP Presidential candidates in most polling. So maybe that’s why Jindal took it upon himself to … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, July 30, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Think Progress: Undocumented Immigrants Beg Ohio Governor To Protect Their Families From Deportation By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Latin Post: Immigrant Rights Advocates Meet with Gov. John Kasich on DACA, DAPA Lawsuit By Claudia Balthazar MSNBC: Bobby Jindal slams Jeb Bush on ‘amnesty’ despite similar position By Benjy … Continue reading »

The Trump Effect Picks Up Momentum in Congress

With Markup of Sen. Vitter Bill on the Horizon, America’s Voice Offers a Fresh Reminder of the Political and Policy Perils Associated with Anti-Community Safety Legislation   The Trump Effect continues to make its mark on Congress.  Following a series of GOP-led hearings last week aimed at portraying all immigrants as  criminals (a la Donald Trump’s racist … Continue reading »

Storify: Social Worker, Moms Testify At Congressional #EndFamilyDetention Forum

Yesterday, a social worker and two formerly-detained mothers testified at a Congressional forum about horrific conditions at Karnes, a family detention facility in Texas. The forum, organized by leading House Democrats, featured harrowing details about the conditions mothers and children face in detention facilities. A Storify on the forum, featuring images of two of the … Continue reading »

At Congressional Forum, Social Worker And Formerly-Detained Moms Testify About Horrific Conditions At Karnes

In a forum on family detention organized by leading House Democrats yesterday, a social worker testified about the devastating abuse she witnessed while working at the Karnes family detention facility, including the denial of basic medical care for sick children. “What I saw during my time at Karnes made clear that the effects of family detention … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigrants, Advocates Meet With AG DeWine And Gov. Kasich On DAPA Lawsuit

If you follow this blog, you know that a small group of Ohioans went all the way to Iowa to track down our sitting governor, John Kasich (R), who is also running for President.  We had been trying to get a meeting with his office to discuss Ohio’s support for the lawsuit against DACA expansion … Continue reading »

Social Worker Describes “Deplorable” Conditions While Working At Karnes Family Detention Center

As advocates applaud a judge’s ruling that holding women and children in detention violates a 1997 court decision, a social worker will today testify about the “deplorable” conditions she witnessed while working at the Karnes detention facility in Texas. From Esther Lee of ThinkProgress: At a Judiciary Democrats’ Forum on Family Detention set for Tuesday, … Continue reading »