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Immigrant Community Scores Victory As Deportation Rates Drop But More Work Needs to Be Done

Deportations of undocumented immigrants have decreased for the first time since 2006, a notable victory for the immigrant community that continues to live in fear thanks to a broken immigration system and congressional inaction. Thousands of petition signatures, direct actions, and rallies have helped pave the way to secure programs like Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading »

DAPA-Eligible Father Risks It All To Reunite With His Family

As a long time Florida resident, Rafael Gaytan has made every effort to become a productive member of his community. A business owner, loving father, and caring husband, Rafael has been able to overcome many of the obstacles that his immigration status presented to him – all with the intention of providing for his family … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces “Operation Wetback” As Model For Mass Deportation

Anything but “Humane”  Donald Trump has mostly avoided answering any questions about how he would deport 11 million immigrants from the US. We tried to explain his plan in detail here. But he’s recently made it clear he intends to model it after one of the darkest moments in modern American history. In his recent interview with … Continue reading »

Pedro Hernandez, Ohio Resident And Father Of Four, Allowed To Remain In The U.S.

An immigrant family in Ohio has plenty of reason to celebrate. Pedro Hernandez, one of the cases we’ve been advocating for since 2013, recently received news that his stay of deportation was no longer needed – as he is now considered a low-priority case for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That means that Pedro gets to … Continue reading »

President Trump To Seal Border On Day One

Donald Trump plans to seal the border on day one. Responding to a question submitted via the #AskTrump hashtag, Donald Trump made it clear yesterday that he plans to roll out his anti-immigrant plan during his first day in office. “First thing I’d do in my first day as President is close up our border. … Continue reading »

New “Trump Hate Map” Documents The Real Life Harassment of Latinos And Immigrants By Trump And His Supporters

Online Tool from America’s Voice Highlights the Ugly Consequences of the #TrumpEffect As we’ve noted previously, the Republican Party’s anti-immigrant rhetoric—with Donald Trump at the helm—is bleeding into civil society to a dangerous effect.  By making hateful statements and promoting radical policies, Trump has encouraged others to speak – and act – accordingly. A new map from … Continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Require 211 Buses And 20 747 Planes Carrying 20,000 Immigrants Daily

Donald Trump has a plan to remove 11 million people from the United States in 18 months. If his plan were successful, it would be one of the worst global humanitarian atrocities in recent history: He will transport 611,111 per month 20,370 per day 14 people per minute around the clock Only 52% of the … Continue reading »

Trump Affirms Policy Details For “Rounding Up” Immigrants

Says Deportation Of 11 Million Will Take 18-24 Months In a call last night with supporters,  GOP frontrunner Donald Trump revealed new details about his plan to deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants and an additional 4.5 million American citizens born to immigrant parents. In the call, Trump said that “with good management” the process should … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Nevada Family Torn Apart By ICE’s Zero-Tolerance Policies

I am sad to report, Christian Hervis has been deported back to Mexico. Despite our best effort to keep the Hervis family together, ICE moved ahead and removed Christian without hesitation. His U.S. Citizen wife, Viviana, and his three U.S. Citizen children are distraught – as they learned about Christian’s deportation yesterday at noon. Viviana … Continue reading »

Nevada Mom and Wife Viviana Determined to Keep Her Family Together

Viviana Hervis, U.S citizen, mother of three U.S. citizen children, and wife to Christian Hervis, shared her story with Univision as she continues to fight to keep her family together. Earlier this week, we introduced you to Christian Hervis, who is in detention and set to be deported any day now. Despite Christian’s I-130 approval … Continue reading »