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ICYMI: With New Filing from Judge Hanen: “The Bizarre Gets More Bizarre”

David Leopold: “There’s something happening in Texas that is a threat to justice — and it’s being perpetrated by a Federal District Court Judge.” Last week, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a bizarre orderin the immigration case currently being considered by the Supreme Court.  As if ordering the personal contact information of over 100,000 undocumented immigrant wasn’t enough, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: North Carolina Women and Children Targeted In Latest ICE Enforcement Actions

Que Pasa Mi Gente: “The capture of the mother and the two children is the first confirmed detention as part of the raids against Central American mothers with children” In January, the Obama Administration began targeting recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite an outcry from the community and increasing reports of violence in … Continue reading »

Trump General Election Strategy At Odds With What America Looks Like in 2016

Frank Sharry: “Donald Trump’s campaign is not only promising a return to the good old days that never were, but is banking on an electorate that no longer exists” Washington, DC – In an interview with Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, Donald Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort makes clear that presumptive Republican presidential nominee … Continue reading »

Children’s Immigration PSA Campaign Debuts on the Radio in Cincinnati This Week

A public service announcement campaign designed to encourage Cincinnati residents to support common-sense immigration policies will begin airing this week on local radio stations WKRQ-FM, WREW-FM, WUBE-FM, and WYGY-FM.  Commissioned by Bustos Media, LLC, and Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., and created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus, the My American Story PSA campaign shines a light on the nation’s flawed … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach for VP Would Make Official What Already Has Happened: Trump’s Mainstreaming of the Anti-Immigrant and White Nationalist Fringe

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “The Media Covers Fascism: A Cautionary Tale”

Political historian Kathleen Frydl: “The real story, never to be buried or forgotten, is Trump’s racial and religious demagoguery, and the dangers his politics pose to the democratic system in the United States.” Many have noted the outsized role played by the mainstream media in the rise of Donald Trump. Now, as Trump nears the Republican nomination, … Continue reading »

Why We Cannot Afford to Normalize Donald Trump and His Mass Deportation Vision

During her speech at the SEIU convention yesterday, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton focused needed attention on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation vision for America. Clinton said, “He’s talking about sending a deportation force to schools, workplaces and homes to round up moms, dads, grandparents, even children. When he talks about ending birthright citizenship, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Encarnacion Pyle: “Is Fear Of Trump Fueling Immigrants’ Push For Citizenship?

Encarnacion Pyle of the Columbus Dispatch has a new piece out asking “Is fear of Trump fueling immigrants’ push for citizenship?” Naturalizations typically increase heading into a hotly contested presidential election.  But this year, immigrants are expressing a clarifying motive: achieve the right to vote in order to defeat Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim campaign. Pyle’s piece … Continue reading »

“Laughably Insane,” “Bizarre,” and “Judicial Misconduct” – Legal Voices and Observers Blast Judge Hanen’s Order

Last week, Texas Judge Andrew Hanen issued an outrageous and highly unusual order that alleged misconduct by the U.S. Department of Justice and demanded reporting of Dreamers’ personal information to the court and subsequently the states. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “Chief Justice Roberts and the rest of the Court … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “The Excesses of Judge Hanen”

A new editorial in La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, examines the unprecedented nature of Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s latest order in the United States v. Texas Supreme Court case. The order mandates that the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 immigrants living within the United States who qualify for the … Continue reading »