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Why Unshackling ICE and CBP is a Recipe for Cruelty and Chaos

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently praised the DHS immigration enforcement memos — which provide a detailed blueprint for mass deportation — for taking “the shackles off” ICE and Border Patrol agents. Below are just a few examples of what has happened since the “unshackling” began: A New York Times story from this weekend, … Continue reading »

Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

Washington, DC – President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Even by the standards of President Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries”

Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal piece entitled, “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries” reports that the Trump Administration’s decision to crack down on immigration could put American farmers, food companies, and builders at an employee deficit. This piece corroborates the claims made in a New York Times article earlier this month … Continue reading »

Cruel, Chaotic and Costly: The Fallout from Trump’s Mass Deportation Blueprint

Washington, DC – The Trump Administration’s blueprint for mass deportation, laid out in detail by this week’s DHS implementation memos, are set to be cruel, chaotic and costly. Trump’s radicalism on immigration has plunged millions of families into crisis, caused confusion, division and fear throughout America and the world and are unpopular with the American … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Undocumented Woman With a Brain Tumor Locked Up by ICE”

Washington, DC – As Trump’s unrelenting focus on deportation continues to terrorize immigrant families and communities across the country, a new story out of Texas points to the ugly truth of Trump’s crackdown. As reported by Betsy Woodruff of The Daily Beast, Sara, a 26-year-old undocumented woman is currently being detained in Texas. This month, … Continue reading »

Editorial Boards Condemn Trump Administration Mass Deportation Blueprint

Administration Officials Say ‘Criminals,’ While Their Memos Say No One is Exempt Washington, DC – Leading editorial boards are condemning the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation laid out in the new DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, said “The White House and DHS continue … Continue reading »

Trump and GOP Blueprint for Deportation As Unpopular As It is Radical

Washington, DC – The DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement are just the latest in a string of reminders that the Trump Administration intends to pander to the small minority of nativists who make up Trump’s base instead of responding to the wishes of the broad majority of the American public. In poll after poll, … Continue reading »

Despite White House and DHS Spin, Media Gets How the DHS Memos Declare Open Season on 11 Million Immigrants

Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementation memos on immigration enforcement lay out the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation. While White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today attempted to deny and obfuscate this fact, leading media observers are seeing through Spicer’s attempt to throw sand in their faces. Below are just … Continue reading »

Legal and Policy Experts Analyze New DHS Memos On Immigration

A recording of today’s call is available here. Washington, DC – This morning, the Department of Homeland Security released their latest implementation guidance on Trump’s executive orders on immigration. Today, policy and legal experts gathered to analyze the far-reaching changes on border security, detention, asylum, and deportation policies of these policies. A recording of today’s … Continue reading »