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Immigration 101: What Are Donald Trump’s Plans for DACA and Dreamers?

800,000 young people may have work permits and protection from deportation stripped away by Donald Trump Today marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Dreamers are once again making headlines all over the country. DACA allows nearly a million young people to come out of … Continue reading »

“He’s One of Them”: Trump’s America on Full Display in Charlottesville

Are Dream Kids Next on His Hit List to Make America White Again? Washington, DC – Following this weekend’s horrors in Charlottesville, and President Trump’s moral failure to condemn the white nationalist terror attack, a number of observers are pointing out that white nationalism is not a bug, but a feature, of this President and … Continue reading »

The Trump Deportation Numbers Obscure a Deportation Strategy that is “Cruel and Arbitrary”

Trump Administration Aims to Drive Millions of Settled Immigrants Out of the Country Yesterday, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, a centrist on immigration, called the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement “cruel and arbitrary.” Meanwhile, numerous press reports are focusing on the fact that the overall numbers of deportations under President Trump have declined compared to the first … Continue reading »

5 Takeaways From the Rollout of the RAISE Act

It’s un-American, but thankfully, going nowhere; the threat to DACA, however, is un-American and imminent If the goal was to generate universal condemnation from economists and position themselves in opposition to the Statue of Liberty, then this week’s White House-led rollout of the RAISE Act was a home run. The proposed legislation, from Republican Senators Tom … Continue reading »

Why Are White Nationalists So Supportive of RAISE Act, the Cotton/Perdue “Legal” Immigration Bill?

At the White House today, Republican Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) will unveil the RAISE Act, legislation to slash legal immigration levels and eliminate multiple categories of family-based legal immigration and diversity visas. The bill would cap refugee admissions at 50,000, thereby reducing the admission of refugees. A recent HuffPost piece, titled “GOP Bill To … Continue reading »

Stand With Undocumented Youth and Join Our “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

According to officials in the White House, Donald Trump may take away work permits and driver’s licenses from over 800,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children and currently have no immigration status. As you probably remember, President Obama created a federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) back in … Continue reading »

Key Observers: Gen. Kelly is More Enabler of Trump’s Radicalism than Sensible Voice of Reason

The appointment of General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff has been greeted in some quarters as a victory for rational decision-making in a presidency defined by dysfunction. Yet General Kelly’s recent tenure at Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in which he presided over and defended an unprecedented crackdown against undocumented immigrants, should … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts To John Kelly Selection For Chief of Staff

The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, regarding the selection of former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly for Chief of Staff: We had hope for General Kelly when he became DHS Secretary, but we have been deeply disappointed. We thought he’d be an ‘adult … Continue reading »

CNN: MS-13 Members Say Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Helps Gangs

Donald Trump spoke about MS-13 today in Long Island, following in the footsteps of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has also recently used the specter of gang violence in New York to bolster his hardline agenda. Trump’s speech today promoted police brutality, claimed that immigration has led to “drugs, gangs, and violence”, and applauded “rough … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

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