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From the Census to Border Patrol to International Scholars: More Consequences of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Trump’s travel ban and immigration crackdown are having wide-ranging effects, from dampening travel into the US to causing labor shortages on US farms to damaging the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and immigrant communities. Today, here’s another roundup of even more consequences of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Customs and Border Patrol have more power to abuse We’ve … Continue reading »

The Intrusive and Extensive Overreach of Trump’s Anti-immigrant Agenda

Republicans are supposed to be the party of small government — though apparently not when they’re the ones in power, or when it comes to targeting immigrants. As Donald Trump’s immigration and mass deportation agenda takes shape, one recurring theme is its heavy-handedness, extensive overreach, and use of government intrusion to force its way into cities, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “How Trump’s Travel Ban Would Hurt the People Who Voted For Him”

Rural America relies on foreign doctors for care; Trump’s travel ban would keep these doctors out As we highlighted yesterday, Trump’s cruel, costly, and chaotic immigration policies are having tidal wave effects across the country. In a new analysis for Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” entitled “How Trump’s travel ban would hurt the people who voted … Continue reading »

Trump Winery Can’t Find American Workers, Applies for 29 H-2A Visas

We’ve spent a lot of time writing about the impact of Trump’s immigration agenda on immigrant agricultural workers, how these workers do jobs that Americans don’t want to do, and how the agricultural industry suffers whenever there’s a crackdown on immigrants. The latest person to learn this lesson seems to be Eric Trump, who owns Trump Winery in Virginia … Continue reading »

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 »