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While Donald Trump Goes to the Border, the Trump Effect is on Display in Congress

If We Are Going to Have a Debate on Immigration Policy, Let’s Move from Gotcha Politics to Real Solutions While the Donald heads to the border today, the Trump Effect is on display in Washington.  The GOP is following Donald Trump’s lead by staging votes on piecemeal anti-immigrant measures in Congress while blocking a comprehensive solution … Continue reading »

Obama Administration Threatens To Veto HR 3009, The “Donald Trump Act”

In a statement earlier today, the Obama Administration threatened to veto House Resolution 3009, anti-immigrant legislation also known as the Donald Trump Act. “This bill fails to offer comprehensive reforms needed to fix the Nation’s broken immigration laws, undermines current Administration efforts to remove the most dangerous convicted criminals and to work collaboratively with State … Continue reading »

4 Key Border Facts That You Won’t Hear From Donald Trump Or His Fellow Republicans

Donald Trump is driving the Republican immigration policy agenda – and defining the GOP’s brand image to Latino voters in the process.  As Donald Trump heads to the border tomorrow—on a personal invitation from Breitbart and the local Border Patrol no less—we  present a review of actual facts that belie the “out of control border” meme that is an article of … Continue reading »

Actually, There is Plenty of Room for President Obama to Maneuver on Deportations

The Washington Post editorialized about immigration reform this weekend: IN BLOCKING immigration reform in the House of Representatives, Republicans have frozen in place a system that much of the nation, and many in the GOP, regard as an exemplar of American dysfunction. Hence the irony that so many Republicans stand ready to rise up in … Continue reading »

In Passing Immigration Reform, Republicans Cannot Afford to Wait

After spending all of last year rotating through a litany of excuses for why they couldn’t pass immigration reform (including President Obama, the Democrats, the fiscal crisis, the legislative calendar, and immigration reform advocates themselves), House Republicans have cycled back to the beginning, once again using their hatred for and distrust of President Obama as … Continue reading »

Suzy Khimm: Nearly All Border Security Targets from 2007 Immigration Bill Have Been Hit

This week, eight Senators unveiled their plans for immigration reform, and one thing noticed by many advocates was the continued emphasis on border security. For many, it’s a replay of the 2007 debate, which was mostly focused on border security and immigration enforcement. As Suzy Khimm at the Washington Post notes, while the 2007 bill … Continue reading »

Department of Homeland Security: Border Patrol Agents to No Longer Serve as Interpreters

A new directive yesterday from the Department of Homeland Security announced that US Border Patrol agents will no longer serve as interpreters when local police and law enforcement agencies need language help.  According to the new guideline, translation help should now come from private services often used by government agencies. Border Patrol agents who are … Continue reading »

CAP Releases Immigration Enforcement Report: "Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants"

Following the news that California is now taking steps to move away from the punitive federal program known as Secure Communities, the Center for American Progress today is releasing a new report on the enforcement aspect of immigration, entitled “Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and Workplaces.” As … Continue reading »