Thousands of marchers in cities across the country rallied in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors this past Sunday, International Migrants Day. Two of the day’s biggest marches occurred in California and New York, two states that have taken the lead in pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under… Continue »

A just-published New York Times editorial, “Proud to Be a Sanctuary City,” offers a strong defense of states and localities that are pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under a Trump Administration.  The editorial, which includes a link to David Leopold’s recent Medium post that explains how and why so-called “sanctuary cities” remain in compliance with… Continue »

A new op-ed published in The Hill from Ali Valenzuela, an Assistant Professor of Politics and Latino Studies at Princeton University, and Tyler Reny, a Ph.D. student at the UCLA Department of Political Science, summarizes their recent analysis of voting precincts in Florida to explore how the state’s Hispanic electorate actually voted in 2016. Despite the national exit… Continue »

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

English (en español al final de la página): Reuters: California Marchers Protest Against Trump as Democrats Vow Policy Fight By Sharon Bernstein and Paul Tait Politico: Kobach Meets With Trump By Ted Hesson Vice: This Small Town Is Helping Undocumented Immigrants, but Don’t Call It a ‘Sanctuary City’ By Meredith Hoffman CBS New York: New… Continue »

Yesterday, disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama’s birth certificate is a “a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original”: Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, “we… Continue »

In a new “Plum Line” piece, Greg Sargent predicts that: “No matter what, the Democratic Party isn’t going to back down from aggressively defending minority rights. It just can’t… [The Republican] agenda is likely to feature a major assault on various constituencies that will simply require Democrats to mount an aggressive, sustained defense of them.” The pro-immigrant… Continue »

In ongoing support for Dreamers, University of Oklahoma President David Boren has added his name to a letter from more than 550 college and university presidents calling on US leaders to uphold and expand the DACA program. From the OU Daily: “I think we should take a compassionate stance toward those individuals who were brought… Continue »

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

English (en español al final de la página): CNN: Silicon Valley could spar with Trump on these issues By Seth Fiegerman Las Vegas Sun: Group urges Southern Nevada campuses to become sanctuary schools By Ricardo Torres-Cortez ABC 13: Rogers Foundation calling on CCSD schools to be sanctuary schools By Tom George CBS Las Vegas: Donor… Continue »

Today, the House Freedom Caucus released a wish list of rules, regulations, and policies they want the Trump Administration to revoke.  Among the immigration-related items are calls to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, erase plans for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and rescind the Morton and Johnson DHS civil… Continue »

President-elect Donald Trump’s new senior advisor to the White House is drawing raves from at least one white supremacist leader who recently declared that “America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men.” Richard Spencer told Mother Jones that he goes back years with new Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller, a former… Continue »