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Our Role in Resisting Trump’s Enforcement and Deportation Force: Cut Off the Funding

On Thursday March 16th, the White House requested $3 billion dollars as the first down-payment on Trump’s executive orders to implement his mass deportation agenda.  Without this funding, there is no money for a wall, new Border Patrol and ICE agents, and more detention facilities that fuel the private prison industry. Together we must tell … Continue reading »

Across the Country, Farmers and Farmworkers Agree Trump’s Deportation Agenda Bad For Agriculture

Donald Trump’s mass deportation crackdown is here, rounding up immigrants indiscriminately, arresting those who are clearly not “bad hombres”, and detaining those who have no business being detained. Among other things, his crackdown is bad for agriculture. And, because so much of the agriculture industry relies on the work of undocumented immigrants, everyone who eats should … Continue reading »

Trump’s Indiscriminate Immigration Policy Means Silence from Abuse Victims, Exploited Workers

It’s become clear that Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security under Sec. John Kelly are conducting indiscriminate immigration raids that detain everyone ICE can get their hands on — rather than just sweeping up “bad hombres”. Much has been written about how a lack of clear deportation priorities make all Americans less safe. Below are … Continue reading »

ICYMI: South Dakota Food Company Dependent on Immigrant Labor Concerned About Trump’s Rhetoric

The Trump administration is conducting indiscriminate raids against immigrants, and there have been a number of articles highlighting immigrant contributions to the economy and wondering about the impact of Trump’s actions in places like California farm country. Yesterday, Marketplace published an article about a South Dakota convenience food business which is dependent on immigrant labor and is “concerned” … 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 »

The Economics of Mass Deportation: “Where Deeply Shameful Collides with Truly Stupid”

The cruelty and chaos unleashed by the Trump Administration’s mass deportation strategy comes at a tremendous cost to America. In a Sunday editorial titled, “The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like,” the New York Times writes: “Let’s be clear: The moral case against President Trump’s plan to uproot and expel millions of unauthorized immigrants is … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries”

Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal piece entitled, “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries” reports that the Trump Administration’s decision to crack down on immigration could put American farmers, food companies, and builders at an employee deficit. This piece corroborates the claims made in a New York Times article earlier this month … Continue reading »

As Trump’s Deportation Force Cranks Up, Pro-Trump Farmers Suddenly Very Worried About Their Workers

Donald Trump warned us from the start that he wanted to target all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US for deportation, but apparently some pro-Trump California farmers profiled in this New York Times piece thought he was all bark and no bite. Now that Trump’s Deportation Force is cranking up — see the tragic story of … Continue reading »

Must-Read: “The Lives Of The Immigrants Who Grow Your Food”

We see their contributions every day, yet they could soon be targeted by the deportation plans of President-elect Donald Trump. Two new pieces lift up backbreaking work of undocumented immigrant farmworkers, who make up as much as 1.75 million of the 2.5 million farmworker population, according to data from the US Department of Labor’s 2012 … Continue reading »

Unfreezing DAPA And DACA+ Would Mean Billions Of Dollars In New Revenue For America

It’s true that implementation of DAPA and DACA+ — both to go before the Supreme Court on Monday — would have the most immediate impact on immigrants and their families. But if fully implemented, both programs would also boost local and state economies all across the nation, filling taxcoffers with billions and standing to benefit … Continue reading »