Oscar Vazquez, a formerly undocumented immigrant and US Army veteran, opened Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ second confirmation hearing today with powerful testimony about his contributions to the United States. “My name is Oscar Vazquez,” he said, “and I am proud to be an American.” Oscar Vazquez, a former... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
English (en español al final de la página): USA Today: Building a wall not enough to secure border, DHS nominee John Kelly says By Donovan Slack ABC: DACA Beneficiary Shares Concerns During Confirmation Hearing for Gen. John Kelly Associated Press: DC mayor announces plans for immigrant defense fund Washington... Continue »
Faith leaders, including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jennifer Butler, and Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, led a “Moral March Against Trump’s Cabinet of Bigotry” yesterday in Washington, D.C. in the run up to Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. “Because of our love of neighbor and country, people... Continue »
As Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings begin today, Joseph Tanfani of the Los Angeles Times has a new piece documenting Sessions’ longstanding ties to extreme anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. As Tanfani notes, “With Sessions poised to be an influential voice on immigration policy in... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
English (en español al final de la página): Los Angeles Times: Opponents of legal immigration hope their ties to Jeff Sessions will influence Trump By Joseph Tanfani USA Today: Senate panel to grill Trump’s Homeland Security pick By Donovan Slack Wall Street Journal: Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing to Likely... Continue »
On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing, here are three key questions for General Kelly to answer regarding important policies that fall under the... Continue »
“Will America be a stronger country if we deport Luis,” Sen. Dick Durbin asked during a floor speech last week, “or if he stays here and becomes a high school teacher?” A quick watch of Sen. Durbin’s speech makes the answer crystal clear. Luis, a DACA recipient, volunteers as... Continue »
A Vote to Confirm is a Vote for Everything He Does in Office Senator Jeff Sessions’ longstanding views and record on civil rights, voting rights and immigration make him unfit to serve as Attorney General. Surely, this should be cause for a difficult confirmation process.  But,  according to Paul Kane’s Washington Post story,... Continue »
En su más reciente artículo publicado por Univision, titulado “Cinco formas en las que el senador Jeff Sessions podría atacar a los inmigrantes como Fiscal General”, el abogado de inmigración y expresidente nacional de AILA, David Leopold, describe cómo un ideólogo antiinmigrante como Sessions podría abusar de su puesto como... Continue »
In a press call last Friday, civil rights groups lambasted Jeff Sessions as unqualified for the position of US Attorney General, urging his colleagues in the Senate to subject him to a thorough vetting before his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow. As the NYT noted in an editorial yesterday, Sessions... Continue »