Hundreds of influential writers and novelists have signed an open letter in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy. “[As] writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” reads a portion of the letter, which has been signed by famed authors including Amy Tan, Stephen King,… Continue »

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is… Continue »

Donald Trump has pretty much wrapped up the GOP nomination for President, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking swipes at his fellow Republicans — including the nation’s first and only Latina governor, Susana Martinez. At a rally in New Mexico yesterday, a spiteful Trump — reportedly bitter that Martinez not only repeatedly criticized him,… Continue »

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients. “The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s an understatement.” “Though you… Continue »

While some leaders have attempted to sell news of upcoming ICE arrests not as “raids” but as acts of “discrete enforcement,” the fear is very real for the undocumented immigrant community across the nation. These are indeed raids to Kimberly Pineda-Chavez, Wildin Guillen-Acosta and Pedro Salmeron — all Central Americans youth arrested by ICE at… Continue »

Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.

English (en español al final de la página): Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Returns to Campaign Trail With Albuquerque Rally By Beth Reinhard Associated Press: Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico By Jill Colvin and Russell Contreras Reuters: Protesters Throw Rocks, Bottles at Police Outside Trump Rally in New Mexico Politico: Trump… Continue »

First Focus — in collaboration with We Belong Together, UWD, MomsRising, and America’s Voice Education Fund — has launched a PSA campaign to highlight the impact our broken immigration system has on kids, particularly the US citizen children of immigrants. The stunningly beautiful and poignant ads — which feature a number of children from mixed-status families — come as the Supreme Court is soon… Continue »

Political historian Kathleen Frydl: “The real story, never to be buried or forgotten, is Trump’s racial and religious demagoguery, and the dangers his politics pose to the democratic system in the United States.” Many have noted the outsized role played by the mainstream media in the rise of Donald Trump. Now, as Trump nears the Republican nomination,… Continue »

Reports conflicted as to whether Sen. Lindsey Graham — arduously the loudest critic of Donald Trump from within elected GOP leadership — really did ask a group of donors to unite behind the presumptive nominee: Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser and Trump supporter who attended the private event, told CNN on Sunday that… Continue »

During her speech at the SEIU convention yesterday, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton focused needed attention on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation vision for America. Clinton said, “He’s talking about sending a deportation force to schools, workplaces and homes to round up moms, dads, grandparents, even children. When he talks about ending birthright citizenship,… Continue »