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Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ Event, Experts Provide Insight to Ties Between Nativist Hate Groups and the Trump Administration

Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ event intended to encourage President Trump to deliver on his anti-immigrant and mass deportation promises, experts reviewed the longstanding ties between anti-immigrant hate groups and white nationalists and analyze the ties between those groups and the Trump administration.  A recording of today’s event is available here. FAIR, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Why the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban order was a stunning defeat for Donald Trump”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban,Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. The immediate reaction from the President and his administration was a celebration of their big win against … Continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

San Antonio – Today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s court hearing regarding whether or not a federal judge should block Texas’ “show me your papers” SB4 law from enactment. Speakers reviewed the current status of the lawsuits filed to enjoin SB 4 and outlined the next steps in the fight against the state’s … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Supreme Court Decision in IRAP V. Trump and Analyze Implications

In response to today’s news that the Supreme Court will hear the Muslim/travel ban case in October and will allow a limited version of the ban to take effect, legal experts and advocates analyzed the developments and larger implications. A recording of today’s event is available here. Becca Heller, Director of International Refugee Assistance Project, said: The announcement … Continue reading »

Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force

Today, 19 Senators released a letter to the chairs and ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for decreased funding for President Trump’s deportation force and detention beds, and insisting that no money be used to fund a “costly and unnecessary border wall.” Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: The Trump Administration … Continue reading »

Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced Funds for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

This afternoon, Senators Harris (D-CA), Menendez (D-NJ), and Hirono (D-HI) joined immigrants and advocates to urge their congressional colleagues to reduce funding for Trump’s deportation budget. A recording of today’s event is available here. The call follows the release of a letter, sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, from … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life”

On July 18, 2017, Jesus Lara Lopez, a loving father and provider for four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported – despite having no criminal record and contributing to his community in multiple ways. In a new post for Medium, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice; Deputy Director of America’s Voice; and friend of … Continue reading »

New Massive-Sample PRRI Immigration Polling: By 4:1 Margin, Americans Back Legalization over Deportation

40,000-Person PRRI Immigration Polling Finds Majority in All 50 States Back Citizenship over Deportation New immigration polling released today again reminds us that the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement, characterized by indiscriminate deportations and unrelenting hostility to legalization, is as unpopular as it is radical. The results of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) “2016 … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary John Kelly Set to Deport Pillar of Irish-American Community from Kelly’s Own Hometown

Must-Read Boston Globe Column = Yet Another Reminder that DHS Implementing Mass Deportation, Not Targeted Enforcement In the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen writes a must-read column highlighting ICE’s recent arrest of longtime Irish-American leader John Cunningham. While DHS Secretary John Kelly touts that his agency is focused on bad actors and public safety threats, Cunningham’s story is another … Continue reading »