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Members of Congress, Legal Experts, Advocates: Trump Should Keep Hands Off of Funding Protecting Communities

Donald Trump is at it again — continuing his war on immigrants, this time by announcing that he wants to take away funding protecting communities by making immigrant-friendly jurisdictions ineligible for Department of Justice grants. It’s a heavy-handed, intrusive-government move that many are saying is unconstitutional. Other arguments against the move include: The fact that … Continue reading »

Fresh Off Healthcare Defeat, Trump Administration Turns to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating

The following is a quote from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to the appearance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions at today’s White House press briefing, and the administration’s new anti-immigrant scapegoating plan: It’s painfully obvious that the Trump Administration wants to change the subject to anything other than its humiliating … Continue reading »

ICE Retaliation and Intimidation: Are We Seeing the Rise of a Political Police Force?

New stories in CNN and The Daily Beast offer more chilling details about how the Trump Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are engaged in a pattern of political retaliation and intimidation against communities that welcome immigrants. Last week, a U.S. federal judge confirmed that Austin, TX-area immigration raids conducted by ICE in … Continue reading »

Why Trump’s Immigration Supplemental DHS Spending Request is Cruel, Costly and Unpopular

The Trump Administration, and an “unshackled” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), are detaining and deporting immigrants who have lived here for decades, including DREAMers, immigrants with U.S. citizen children, and others with deep ties to America. Now, the Trump White House’s supplemental DHS spending request is demanding billions of … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, March 27, 2017

English (noticias en español al final de la página): TRUMP’S DEPORTATION PLAN: DETAILS, REACTIONS, EFFECTS Associated Press ‘Dreamer’ immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities March 27, 2017 Associated Press Sheriff: ICE arrests 26 parolees during community service March 27, 2017 Associated Press Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network By Claudia Lauer March … Continue reading »

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 monstrosity 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 even more consequences of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Customs and Border Patrol have more power to abuse We’ve … 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 400 organizations have signed on to a letter urging congressional leaders to reject the president’s request. Advocates to Congress: deny “excessive and unnecessary” request In a letter to Senate … 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. Following are some recent storylines — the faces of Trump’s mass deportation agenda. 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 … Continue reading »