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This Week in the Immigration Debate: Courts Step in to Block Trump Muslim and Refugee Ban; Trump’s Deportation Force Funding Request

Legal experts and advocates gathered in a conference call with reporters today to discuss the Hawaii and Maryland court rulings against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, and a $3 billion supplemental funding request to Congress to expand Trump’s deportation force and immigrant detention camps. A recording of today’s event is available here. Tom Jawetz, Vice … Continue reading »

The Incredible Shrinking Presidency: The More Trump Speaks, the Weaker He Gets

The more President Donald Trump articulates his dangerous, extreme and dystopian view of America, the weaker he gets as a president. Yesterday, two different federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s second attempt at a Muslim and refugee ban, citing that the public statements of candidate and President Trump and his advisers made clear the … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban

On a press call tonight, legal experts analyzed the latest developments in the litigation against President Trump’s second take on an unconstitutional and un-American Muslim and refugee ban. Tonight, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson froze Trump’s executive order nationwide. We are still awaiting rulings from two other federal cases – one in Maryland and … Continue reading »

Progressive Leaders Condemned Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Call on Congress to Protect Immigrants

On the heels of the revised Muslim and refugee ban, civil rights and progressive leaders condemned Trump’s cruel executive orders on immigration and called on Congress to protect immigrants and stand up for American values of inclusion and fairness. In recent weeks, immigrant communities across the country have seen an increase in racial profiling, incarceration, … Continue reading »

NYT/WaPo/WSJ Agree: Muslim Ban is Cruel, Unnecessary, and Not About National Security

Yesterday, we assessed that the latest Muslim and refugee ban is still a “cruel, chaotic, and dangerous affront to the principles our country was founded on.” Given that internal DHS analyses undercut the supposed national security rationales for the policies, we noted that the motivations behind the ban traced back to the white nationalist vision embraced … Continue reading »

Trump’s “Revised” Refugee and Muslim Ban Is Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban

In late January, Trump’s Refugee and Muslim generated chaos throughout the nation and international outcry. This ‘new’ ban is a transparent attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original version. Upon review, it’s clear that Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban remains exactly that: still a refugee and Muslim ban. Policy and legal experts gathered today to … Continue reading »

Trump Insists on Refugee/Muslim Ban that Undermines National Security, American Values

The revised refugee and Muslim ban signed today does not dramatically change in character from the initial version, according to details reported by Reuters and comments by the president’s team. As we know, such a ban undermines national security and American values. And despite supposed national security rationales for the bans, the redraft has been … Continue reading »

El estado policial de Trump

El presidente Donald J. Trump alardea de que está removiendo del país a los “bad hombres” y de que su Fuerza de Deportación se está centrando con “clínica precisión” en delincuentes que representan una amenaza para la seguridad pública y nacional. Sin embargo, los reportes que emergen deben sonar alarmas, y no únicamente para quienes … 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 »