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Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force

Today, 19 Senators released a letter to the chairs and ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for decreased funding for President Trump’s deportation force and detention beds, and insisting that no money be used to fund a “costly and unnecessary border wall.” Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: The Trump Administration … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life”

On July 18, 2017, Jesus Lara Lopez, a loving father and provider for four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported – despite having no criminal record and contributing to his community in multiple ways. In a new post for Medium, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice; Deputy Director of America’s Voice; and friend of … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary John Kelly Set to Deport Pillar of Irish-American Community from Kelly’s Own Hometown

Must-Read Boston Globe Column = Yet Another Reminder that DHS Implementing Mass Deportation, Not Targeted Enforcement In the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen writes a must-read column highlighting ICE’s recent arrest of longtime Irish-American leader John Cunningham. While DHS Secretary John Kelly touts that his agency is focused on bad actors and public safety threats, Cunningham’s story is another … Continue reading »

As ICE Continues Indiscriminate Deportations, More Reminders of Toll on American Families, Communities, and Values

ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan’s testimony before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee last week laid bare the Trump Administration’s radical deportation policy. In contrast with the usual spin that we hear from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly that they are targeting public safety threats, Homan made it clear that the ICE strategy is to indiscriminately … Continue reading »

On Father’s Day, New York Times Chronicles Plight of Father Fighting Deportation

At the tail end of Father’s Day, the New York Times published a searing feature from Miriam Jordan regarding the immigration debate currently raging throughout the nation, including in small-town Ohio, and profiling one father – Jesus Lara Lopez – whose deportation battle has become a test case for the Trump Administration. Jordan examines how the Huron County town of … Continue reading »

On Father’s Day, New York Times Chronicles Plight of Ohio Dad Fighting Deportation

Jesus Lara, Long-Time Willard Resident, Dreams of Remaining With His Family Cleveland, OH –  At the tail end of Father’s Day, the New York Times published a searing feature from Miriam Jordan regarding the immigration debate currently raging nationally and in small-town Ohio and one father – Jesus Lara Lopez – whose deportation battle has become a test case for … Continue reading »

ICE Makes Clear Every Undocumented Immigrant is Fair Game for Deportation: More Examples

When it comes to its immigration enforcement strategy, the Trump Administration and its allies like to pretend that they are focusing on bad people. Witness the frequent rhetoric from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly, ICE’s misleading statistical spin, and Speaker Paul Ryan’s dismissive response to the idea of a deportation force. That’s why ICE acting Director … Continue reading »

Ahead of Father’s Day, Sen. Menendez, Rep. Pallone, Rep. Gutiérrez, Immigrant Families, and Faith Leaders Urge Trump and Sec. Kelly to Stop Destroying Families

A video of today’s event is available here Today, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Pallone (D-NJ) and Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined families from New Jersey and Maryland as well as faith and immigration leaders to remind President Trump and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly of the real life impacts of their immigration policies and to … Continue reading »

AP: ICE is Tracking Nearly 1 Million Immigrants With Prior Deportation Orders, 82% Without Criminal Records

From the Associated Press this week comes an article from Amy Taxin, who writes that ICE is tracking nearly 970,000 immigrants with prior deportation orders. Eighty-two percent have no criminal record, and ICE wouldn’t say what proportion are being deported. The 970,000 number is a subset of the 2.3 million immigrantsthat were reported last month … Continue reading »