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Trump Administration More Interested in its War on Immigrants than the War on Terrorism

Budgets reflect choices and values. Evidently, the Trump Administration is more committed to waging war on immigrants and refugees than in funding the war on terrorism. The federal budget proposal that will be released in the coming days will reportedly slash funding for TSA, the Coast Guard, rail security and FEMA in order to pay … Continue reading »

These Are the People the Trump Administration Wants Out of America

Disturbing stories of individuals and families directly affected by the Trump Administration’s immigration policies continue to arise. Below are just some examples from the past few days. These stories beg the question: why are these the people the Trump Administration wants out of America? Doctors Who Want to Serve America The Providence Journal story, “Stranded Syrian … Continue reading »

NYT/WaPo/WSJ Agree: Muslim Ban is Cruel, Unnecessary, and Not About National Security

Yesterday, we assessed that the latest Muslim and refugee ban is still a “cruel, chaotic, and dangerous affront to the principles our country was founded on.” Given that internal DHS analyses undercut the supposed national security rationales for the policies, we noted that the motivations behind the ban traced back to the white nationalist vision embraced … Continue reading »

Trump’s “Revised” Refugee and Muslim Ban Is Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban

In late January, Trump’s Refugee and Muslim generated chaos throughout the nation and international outcry. This ‘new’ ban is a transparent attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original version. Upon review, it’s clear that Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban remains exactly that: still a refugee and Muslim ban. Policy and legal experts gathered today to … Continue reading »

Trump Insists on Refugee/Muslim Ban that Undermines National Security, American Values

The revised refugee and Muslim ban signed today does not dramatically change in character from the initial version, according to details reported by Reuters and comments by the president’s team. As we know, such a ban undermines national security and American values. And despite supposed national security rationales for the bans, the redraft has been … Continue reading »

The United States of Trump: Dreamers and Parents of U.S. Citizens Detained and Deported

According to Speaker Ryan, “The priority and the goal is to not go out there and deport DREAMers. The priority and the goal is to secure the border and deport people who are violent criminals who are making our communities less safe.” So why are people like Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos being detained and deported? … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jennifer Rubin: “The Wall Comes Tumbling Down?”

In a new piece, Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, a conservative opinion writer, juxtaposes President Trump’s policies with a new poll from McClatchy-Marist on the nation’s views on immigration. Spoiler alert: Trump’s policies don’t align with the nation. As Rubin concludes, “Trump seems unable to give up his fixation with immigration. Unfortunately for him and Republicans, … Continue reading »

This Week in the Immigration Debate: Trump’s Joint Congressional Address; Revised Muslim and Refugee Ban; Deportations Continue

While the President pretends to be open to immigration reform, his enforcement agents are ramping up, deportations continue, the Muslim and refugee ban is expected imminently, and another young DACA recipient, this one in Mississippi, has been arrested and detained. It is against this backdrop that advocates and policy experts gave their take on the … Continue reading »

Fresh Reminders: Mass Deportation Would Be an Economic and Fiscal Disaster for America

A new Associated Press wire story by business writer Paul Wiseman, titled “Why deporting undocumented immigrants could slow US economy,” highlights the reasons why Trump’s mass deportation policies would be an economic and fiscal disaster. If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. … Continue reading »

Two New, Data-Driven Resources Show Ohio Immigrants Make Major Contributions

Cleveland, OH – A new Associated Press wire story by business writer Paul Wiseman, titled “Why deporting undocumented immigrants could slow US economy,” highlights the economic and fiscal toll of Trump’s mass deportation policy: If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy. … Continue reading »