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Immigrants Afraid to Report Crime

Washington Post on Two Consequences of Trump’s Immigration Extremism: Fear of Broken Families and Refusal to Report Crimes

Recent Washington Post stories capture two devastating consequences of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation vision and implementation: undocumented parents of millions of U.S. citizen children are trying to plan for their potential separation due to deportation; and police departments across America are reporting a disturbing drop in crime reporting due to immigrants’ fear of the … Continue reading »

Round-Up: Across the Nation, Immigrants Are Too Afraid of Deportation to Report Crime

Every day, we see more reports of mass deportation from Donald Trump’s Administration, whether it’s a Dreamer who is being threatened despite DACA or a father who has been checking in with ICE for years — only to suddenly be told to buy a plane ticket “home” after spending decades in the US. Mass deportation … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: ‘It’s about public safety, stupid’

Trump’s relentless demonization of immigrants and communities that welcome them suffers setback in courts Yesterday, a federal judge ruled against the Trump Administration’s efforts to withhold funds from sanctuary cities. In addition to legal setbacks, the nativist agenda of the President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and DHS Secretary Kelly is facing increased opposition from the … 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 »

Why Unshackling ICE and CBP is a Recipe for Cruelty and Chaos

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently praised the DHS immigration enforcement memos — which provide a detailed blueprint for mass deportation — for taking “the shackles off” ICE and CBP agents. Below are just a few examples of what has happened since the “unshackling” began: ICE and Its Disturbing Record A New York Times story … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

Cruel, Chaotic and Costly: The Fallout from Trump’s Mass Deportation Blueprint

Washington, DC – The Trump Administration’s blueprint for mass deportation, laid out in detail by this week’s DHS implementation memos, are set to be cruel, chaotic and costly. Trump’s radicalism on immigration has plunged millions of families into crisis, caused confusion, division and fear throughout America and the world and are unpopular with the American … Continue reading »

How Secure Communities, ICE and Border Patrol Undermine Public Safety

Local and national immigration experts spoke on a call with reporters to relate stories and highlight concerns that Secure Communities and other police-immigration collaboration efforts are destroying the relationship between police and immigrants and making communities across the country less safe.