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Office Hours: Advocates Analyze Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration and Refugee Policy

A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call today, litigators and advocates reflected on Trump’s first 100 days in office, offering their perspectives on the key topics of the day: the radicalism of the Trump/Sessions/Kelly deportation strategy; the case of Juan Manuel Montes; litigation related to the Muslim and refugee ban; … Continue reading »

New Report: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration: Yes, We Have a Deportation Force Carrying Out Mass Deportation. No, They Aren’t Focusing on “Bad Hombres”

Today, America’s Voice Education Fund releases a new report assessing immigration enforcement in the first 100 days on immigration of the Trump Administration (available in Spanish here). While President Trump has already flip-flopped on an array of campaign promises, deportations are proceeding in rigid accordance with Trump’s nativist campaign pledge. As we reach the traditional first … Continue reading »

McCauley Column, NYT Editorial Provoke Compelling Questions about Ohio Mom’s Deportation

McCauley Column, NYT Editorial Provoke Compelling Questions about Ohio Mom’s Deportation The headline of Byron McCauley’s column in the Cincinnati Enquirer about Oswaldo, Maribel Trujillo’s eldest son, is heartbreaking: “His mom deported, 15 year-old boy left with questions,” and so is the entire piece.  Just read the first lines: Deported mother separated from 15-year-old son … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NYT and WaPo Editorials Blast DHS’ Kelly, Trump Administration’s Approach to Immigration Enforcement

This morning, two of the nation’s leading editorial boards blasted DHS Secretary Kelly as well as the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement. See below for excerpts from new editorials from the New York Times: “Fearmongering at Homeland Security” and “ Torn From Their Families for No Good Reason,” and the Washington Post: “The Trump administration may … Continue reading »

DACA: A Dream or Just a Guise?

Will Trump deport Dreamers?“It’s time to speak up. Silence is acquiescence” Although Trump originally campaigned on a pledge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, once in office he hesitated. In an interview with Time Magazine, he said: We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud… They got … Continue reading »

America is Counting on Democratic Leaders to Stand Against Trump Mass Deportation Strategy

As White House Gears Up for a Shutdown Fight Over Wall, Deportation Force and Expanded Detention, We Look to Pelosi and Schumer to Stand Against Trump and Protect Our Values According to Politico: The White House, under internal pressure to show legislative achievements ahead of the 100-day mark, is gearing up for a government shutdown fight to … Continue reading »

With No Bad Hombre in Sight, Maribel Trujillo Was Deported

This morning, despite the tireless efforts of the faith community, lawyers at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and her family, Maribel Trujillo was deported to Mexico. She was an Ohio mother of four US citizen children and no criminal record. Maribel Trujillo was deported despite complying with ICE Trujillo-Diaz received support from thousands of Ohioans and … Continue reading »

John Kelly and Steve King: Kelly Says “Shut Up” While King Drinks Up

Is this the kind of “support” for “the men and women on the front lines” that appeals to Kelly? Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out, saying that critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” Then, news broke yesterday afternoon that DHS had deported Juan Manuel — … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Secretary Kelly, We’re Not Going to “Shut Up”

Kelly shut up comment doesn’t make sense; in a democracy, people’s voices matter, especially when the stakes are so high Earlier today, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out at critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies, saying they should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” The following is a … Continue reading »

Faith Community Rallies Behind Maribel Trujillo, Ohio Mom Facing Deportation Tomorrow

Over 700 prominent clergy have signed a nationwide open letter from Faith in Public Life urging Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to stop the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz, an Ohio mom facing deportation tomorrow. Faith community: release Maribel Trujillo-Diaz has received support from thousands of Ohioans and other Americans in her bid to … Continue reading »