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Sec. John Kelly

Immigration 101: Who Is John Kelly And How Can He Decide the Fate of Millions of Immigrants?

Secretary John Kelly is the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the top immigration official in the Trump Administration. He is the person ultimately in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and other organizations under DHS. These organizations … Continue reading »

Latest Deportation Cases Remind Us that Sec. Kelly Is Not Telling the Truth on Immigration Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spent much of last week testifying on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Trump Administration’s budget request for billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation agenda. He was quick to defend his agents, demonize immigrants, and repeat the bogus claim that his deportation force is … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary Kelly On Kids Who Flee Violence of Central America and Seek Safety and Family in America: “This is a Huge Scam”

John Kelly reveals his true colors Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was on Capitol Hill this week testifying in front of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Early in Trump’s presidency, many hoped Kelly would turn out to be an “adult in the room” who … Continue reading »

Calling Out Secretary Kelly on ICE Targets and Tactics

Despite Sec. Kelly’s Spin During Capitol Hill Testimony, More Disturbing Examples of ICE Targets Show Real World Reality Doesn’t Match Rhetoric The Trump Administration’s FY18 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request seeks billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation force and policy. Yesterday and today, during testimony before the House and Senate appropriations committees, DHS Secretary … Continue reading »

On Heels of Trump Budget Release, Three Questions for DHS Secretary John Kelly at House and Senate Hearings

This Wednesday and Thursday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly will testify before House and Senate appropriations subcommittees about the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for DHS. On immigration, the Trump budget seeks billions of dollars to expand its mass deportation force and policy, including: $1.6 billion for an unnecessary, offensive, and … Continue reading »

Immigration Goes Looking for Fourth Grader; Why Isn’t Kelly Keeping Agents Out of Schools?

In what’s been called a “disgusting act of intimidation“, federal agents from the Customs and Immigration Service showed up at a public school in Queens last week looking for information on a fourth grader, before being turned away by a school safety agent and an administrator. Immigration agents come to school To be fair, the agents … Continue reading »

Sec. Kelly Would Rather Send Women, Children Into Danger Than Do His Job

Did John Kelly try to save face over the deportation of a Honduras mother by returning Bob Casey’s calls at 6:30 am? Tweetstorm over the deportation of a Honduras mother Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) drew national attention to the deportation of a Honduran mother and child this week when he began live-tweeting their removal. “It’s … Continue reading »

Sec. Kelly: Congress Gave You Plenty of Discretion on Immigration — So Use It

Senator Bob Casey Takes on DHS and White House in Vain Attempt to Stop the Deportation of Vulnerable Mom and Child Yesterday marked yet another heinous and hasty deportation by the Trump Administration. This time, DHS rushed to deport (rather than exercise discretion on immigration for)  a Honduran mother and her five-year-old son, who had … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NYT and WaPo Editorials Blast DHS’ Kelly, Trump Administration’s Approach to Immigration Enforcement

This morning, two of the nation’s leading editorial boards blasted DHS Secretary Kelly as well as the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement. See below for excerpts from new editorials from the New York Times: “Fearmongering at Homeland Security” and “ Torn From Their Families for No Good Reason,” and the Washington Post: “The Trump administration may … 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 »