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America is Counting on Democratic Leaders to Stand Against Trump Mass Deportation Strategy

As White House Gears Up for a Shutdown Fight Over Wall, Deportation Force and Expanded Detention, We Look to Pelosi and Schumer to Stand Against Trump and Protect Our Values According to Politico: The White House, under internal pressure to show legislative achievements ahead of the 100-day mark, is gearing up for a government shutdown fight to … Continue reading »

Mass Somali Deportation Looms for 4,000 Asylum Seekers

Donald Trump has made it clear that he’s pursuing a white nationalist policy that is aimed at reshaping American demographics for decades to come. We’ve seen this in the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants who have been living in the US for decades and raising families without causing trouble. And we’re about to see it … Continue reading »

John Kelly and Steve King: Kelly Says “Shut Up” While King Drinks Up

Is this the kind of “support” for “the men and women on the front lines” that appeals to Kelly? Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out, saying that critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” Then, news broke yesterday afternoon that DHS had deported Juan Manuel — … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Secretary Kelly, We’re Not Going to “Shut Up”

Kelly shut up comment doesn’t make sense; in a democracy, people’s voices matter, especially when the stakes are so high Earlier today, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out at critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies, saying they should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” The following is a … Continue reading »

Sec. Kelly: We Target Criminals; Facts: ICE Targets Everyone

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, DHS Secretary General John Kelly relied on Trump Administration talking points, claiming that ICE is targeting “criminals, multiple convictions.” He denied that ICE targets everyone or that his agency goes after those with no criminal record, stating, “It’s got to be something else.” His claims are demonstrably false. … Continue reading »

There’s Nothing Resembling a Trump Pivot on Immigration

Ohio Mother Maribel Trujillo-Diaz Faces Imminent Deportation Despite No Criminal Record The case of Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, an Ohio mother, has garnered national attention this week as she faces imminent deportation by ICE. She fled Mexico in 2000, where both her father and brother were kidnapped by a drug cartel. She settled in Fairfield, Ohio just outside of … Continue reading »

Trump and Sessions Rev Up the Mass Deportation Machine

The Sessions speech at the border and the leaked DHS plan make it clear: the nativists are going for broke With his speech at the southwestern border this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it painfully clear that he is seeking to use the full power of the Department of Justice to go after immigrants. This, on top of … Continue reading »

We’ve Seen Trump’s Hate for Immigrants Before, And It Was Sheriff Joe Arpaio

According to an internal Department of Homeland Security assessment obtained by the Washington Post, Donald Trump is assembling his immigration enforcement infrastructure – and it sure looks like a mass deportation force. The assessment found 33,000 detention beds where future detainees could be held, looked into ending polygraph and physical fitness tests in order to … Continue reading »

Immigrants Contribute to the Economy – 1,500 Economists Say So

Today, nearly 1,500 economists sent a letter to Donald Trump and top Congressional leaders highlighting how immigrants contribute to the economy and urging Congress to pass immigration reform. Economists: immigrants contribute to the economy As the letter said: Immigration is one of America’s significant competitive advantages in the global economy. With the proper and necessary safeguards … Continue reading »