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Moment of Truth is at Hand for California State Law that Defies Trump Deportation Agenda

Will Gov. Jerry Brown cave to Trump and his allies, or stand up for public safety and immigrants? On the verge of enactment, the California Values Act (SB 54) would separate local law enforcement from the Trump Administration’s deportation force. The goal is to ensure that local law enforcement prioritize the prevention of crime and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Eduardo Porter of the New York Times: “The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them”

In his latest piece, New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter writes that, despite exaggerated concerns that low-skilled immigrant workers take jobs and depress wages, America needs such workers to grow the economy. Low-skilled immigrants, Porter writes, consume American goods and services, raise economic output, reduce prices, and complement the skill-sets of the native-born, while immigration as a whole increases productivity … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 9, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICYMI: Eduardo Porter of the New York Times: “The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them” Moment of Truth is at Hand for California State Law that Defies Trump Deportation Agenda Private Prisons Are Making Millions By Helping to Deport Longtime Immigrant-Americans — And They’re Positively Gleeful About It El momento decisivo está en … Continue reading »

Department of Justice Under Fire for Attacking Immigrants; ACLU and Chicago Fight Back

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) advances a thinly veiled, bigoted agenda, cities and organizations are fighting back against the Administration’s mass deportation policies. The DOJ is facing scrutiny from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed open records request yesterday with the federal government seeking any communications between state and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Editorial in Goodlatte’s District: “We need more immigration, not less”

Last week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) lauded Republican Senators’ Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) introduction of the RAISE Act, which would slash legal immigration by more than 50% by eliminating multiple family reunification categories (parents, siblings, adult children), eliminating diversity visas and reducing the admission of refugees. While Goodlatte touts his support for RAISE … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jeh Johnson: “Have a Heart, Mr. President, and Defend These Immigrants in Court”

“Mr. President, do the right thing. Protect the kids. Don’t end DACA.” As threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program multiply, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson joins fellow advocates in defense of the opportunities that the DACA program provides to nearly 800,000 young people in America. Ahead of the September … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is SB 4, Texas’ Immigration Law?

In May, Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed the nation’s newest, and harshest, anti-immigrant bill — Texas’ SB 4 — into law. It’s been described as a bill that curtails sanctuary cities, but it’s a lot more than that. SB 4 is comparable to Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56, two famously anti-immigrant and … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 8, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICYMI: Jeh Johnson: “Have a Heart, Mr. President, and Defend These Immigrants in Court” ICYMI: Editorial in Goodlatte’s District: “We need more immigration, not less” Department of Justice Under Fire for Attacking Immigrants; ACLU and Chicago Fight Back Immigration 101: What is SB 4, Texas’ Immigration Law? Top News Wall Street Journal (Opinion) … Continue reading »

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight: Weakening Standards While Hiring Thousands of CBP Officers Would Be Serious Mistake

Customs and Border Protection has been called America’s most “out-of-control” and ‘most corrupt’ enforcement agency, yet Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans want to trim back hiring standards so that 5,000 new agents can be brought on in an alarmingly short period of time. That was the subject of yesterday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” hosted … Continue reading »