If the Trump White House was hoping that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant scapegoating and newest threats against so-called “sanctuary cities” would help the Administration turn the page on a rough week and intimidate local leaders and jurisdictions into backing down, they can’t be happy with the reaction and resistance on display. Elected officials, law… Continue »

In a new opinion piece for the Washington Post, Radley Balko reviews the attacks launched yesterday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions against local law enforcement agencies that refuse to act as ICE agents.  It is an excellent summary of the current state of the debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and is a must read. Balko’s entire… Continue »

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

English (noticias en español al final de la página): AMERICA’S VOICE New York Times White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and CHARLIE SAVAGE March 27, 2017 Huffington Post (Op-Ed) Bill Clinton Laid Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies By Bill Blum March 27, 2017 TRUMP’S DEPORTATION… Continue »

Donald Trump is at it again — continuing his war on immigrants, this time by announcing that he wants to take away funding protecting communities by making immigrant-friendly jurisdictions ineligible for Department of Justice grants. It’s a heavy-handed, intrusive-government move that many are saying is unconstitutional. Other arguments against the move include: The fact that… Continue »

La siguiente es una reacción de Lynn Tramonte, subdirectora de America’s Voice Education Fund, en respuesta a la participación del Procurador General, Jeff Sessions, durante la conferencia de prensa de hoy en la Casa Blanca: Es dolorosamente evidente que el gobierno de Trump quiere cambiar el tema a cualquier otra cosa que referirse a su… Continue »

The following is a quote from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to the appearance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions at today’s White House press briefing, and the administration’s new anti-immigrant scapegoating plan: It’s painfully obvious that the Trump Administration wants to change the subject to anything other than its humiliating… Continue »

La primera vez que vi la película El Mago de Oz cuando era niña me impactó ver cuando se descubre que el temido personaje, una gran cabeza amenazante rodeada de fuego, era una farsa de un ilusionista. Más o menos así quedó el presidente Donald Trump el pasado viernes cuando el proyecto de ley republicano… Continue »

New stories in CNN and The Daily Beast offer more chilling details about how the Trump Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are engaged in a pattern of political retaliation and intimidation against communities that welcome immigrants. Last week, a U.S. federal judge confirmed that Austin, TX-area immigration raids conducted by ICE in… Continue »

The Trump Administration, and an “unshackled” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), are detaining and deporting immigrants who have lived here for decades, including DREAMers, immigrants with U.S. citizen children, and others with deep ties to America. Now, the Trump White House’s supplemental DHS spending request is demanding billions of… Continue »

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

English (noticias en español al final de la página): TRUMP’S DEPORTATION PLAN: DETAILS, REACTIONS, EFFECTS Associated Press ‘Dreamer’ immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities March 27, 2017 Associated Press Sheriff: ICE arrests 26 parolees during community service March 27, 2017 Associated Press Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network By Claudia Lauer March… Continue »