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This Week in Texas: Lawsuits Filed, “Summer of Resistance” Announced While Abbott Fails At Spin

Here’s a roundup of what happened in this week in Texas and the resistance to SB 4: Gov. Greg Abbott’s claims that Hispanics have nothing to fear from SB 4 are rebuked This week, Texas’ Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tried to argue that people who haven’t done anything wrong have nothing to fear from SB 4: … Continue reading »

Famously Vengeful Trump Presides Over Policy of Immigration Retaliation

From Massachusetts this week comes the story of Jose Flores, a 37-year-old construction worker who is now in immigrant detention after he dared to ask his employer for workers’ compensation. His case may be the latest example of how the Trump Administration practices immigration retaliation. Jose Flores, detained after asking for workers’ comp Jose has been … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News May 19, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice As ICE Brags About Arrests and Congress Works to Turbocharge Trump’s Deportation Agenda, A Reminder of the Futures Shattered and Families Separated Famously Vengeful Trump Presides Over Policy of Immigration Retaliation This Week in Texas: Lawsuits Filed, “Summer of Resistance” Announced While Abbott Fails At Spin English Politico ‘BOOTS ON THE BORDER’ MARKUP … Continue reading »

Trump And Sessions Want to Take Away Help for Immigrants Facing Deportation, as Seattle DOJ Case Shows

If there’s any doubt that the Trump Administration wants to deport as many immigrants as possible, check out what’s happening in Seattle, where the Justice Department has ordered an immigrant rights organization to stop some of its legal work providing help for immigrants facing deportation. For now, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the order. … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

Reported New DHS Assistant Secretary David Clarke is Full of Wingnut Comments About Immigrants, Blacks, and Muslims

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, has announced that he’ll be joining the Trump Administration as the newest DHS Assistant Secretary. He would be reporting to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and working as a liaison with state and local law enforcement and governments. The position does not require Senate confirmation. Clarke is bad … Continue reading »

Immigration Goes Looking for Fourth Grader; Why Isn’t Kelly Keeping Agents Out of Schools?

In what’s been called a “disgusting act of intimidation“, federal agents from the Customs and Immigration Service showed up at a public school in Queens last week looking for information on a fourth grader, before being turned away by a school safety agent and an administrator. Immigration agents come to school To be fair, the agents … Continue reading »

New Bill Wants to Relax Hiring Standards for CBP, One of Worst Law Enforcement Agencies Ever

Tomorrow, the House will vote on HR 2213, which would allow Customs and Border Protection to waive the polygraph test requirement for certain new hires, while a Senate committee holds a hearing for an equivalent bill — the Boots on the Border Act authored by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Both reflect Donald Trump’s plan to quickly bolster the ranks of … Continue reading »