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178 House Democrats In Letter To DHS Secretary Johnson: End Family Detention Now

Following a federal judge’s ruling that holding mothers and their children in family detention facilities violates a 20-year-old court settlement, 178 House Democrats sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to end the harmful practice. In the letter, the Democrats say the “strong evidence that such detention is detrimental to mothers and … Continue reading »

AV’s Frank Sharry On Trump’s Immigration “Plan”: “This Is Not A Serious Plan, It’s An Idiotic Plan”

Donald Trump finally released some details on his immigration “plan” — and they’re about as realistic as his hairline. “‘We have to get them out’: that’s the plan Republican candidate Donald Trump has for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States,” said Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a Spanish-language segment on Trump last … Continue reading »

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Roasts Donald Trump On Twitter, And It’s Glorious

Leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from cyberbullying his fellow candidates to finally waddle into the realm of immigration policy — and it wasn’t pretty. Not only did Trump slump to the right of Mitt Romney by advocating for mass deportation of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, but he also claimed that … Continue reading »

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 »