From the Atlantic this week comes an article about Customs and Border Patrol, the chilling rates of corruption within the agency, and what this means for Donald Trump’s plan to hire thousands more CBP officers — while possibly lowering the bar for the applications process, including loosening polygraph test requirements. The... Continue »
Undocumented immigrants contribute some $11 billion to the US economy every year. Some of these immigrants are farm workers (and workers in similar areas, such as the dairy industry) who help to keep American farms open and producing affordable, quality food. As many as 70% of all US farm workers... Continue »
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... Continue »
Longtime and former New York Times immigration reporter: Trump’s new deportation threat “has begun to look like an attack on entire communities.” In the New York Review of Books, the longtime New York Times immigration reporter Julia Preston, now working as a freelance reporter, pens a piece assessing the Trump... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
English Washington Post Texas governor poised to sign nation’s harshest anti-sanctuary bill By Maria Sacchetti May 04, 2017 Wall Street Journal Texas Nears Approval of Tough Anti-Sanctuary-City Law By Dan Frosch May 04, 2017 Texas Tribune The Brief: Gov. Greg Abbott indicates he’ll sign bill banning “sanctuary” policies By... Continue »
“Esta ley pasará de una luz trasera descompuesta, a una familia separada y a la falta de fe en nuestro sistema” Washington, DC — En Texas, el gobernador Greg Abbott, está preparando su pluma para firmar la ley SB4, una versión aumentada de la infame ley SB 1070 de... Continue »
El senador Bob Casey se enfrenta al DHS y a la Casa Blanca en un vano intento por detener la deportación de una madre vulnerable y su hijo Ayer fue otro de esos días de infame y precipitada deportación por parte del gobierno de Trump. Esta vez, el DHS... Continue »
“This bill will go from a broken taillight to a broken family to broken faith in our system” In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott, is readying his pen to sign SB 4, a supersized version of Arizona’s infamous “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. While calling the bill a... Continue »
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... Continue »
At Vice News this week is an amazing and comprehensive longread about the John Tanton Network – the collection of hate groups (and hate-adjacent groups) that includes the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and others. It’s called “Radical anti-immigrant groups infiltrated... Continue »