Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
English Washington Post (Op-Ed) The Trump administration has already botched its new programs on immigrant crime By Julio Ricardo Varela May 04, 2017 Washington Post Wells Fargo targeted undocumented immigrants, stalked street corners, lawsuit claims By Kristine Phillips May 04, 2017 Daily Kos Not from ‘The Onion’—Trump picks anti-immigrant... Continue »
The famous Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, but behind the pageantry and horse racing will be an industry that is struggling with a painful and damaging immigrant labor shortage. Also highlighted below are stories about how Cape Cod businesses won’t have enough immigrants for the summer tourist season — and how... Continue »
During the debate over Texas’s SB4, arguably the most draconian anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant state bill in modern political history, Rep. Gene Wu (D-TX) delivered a powerful speech opposing the legislation. Wu, who is Chinese-American, was brought to tears as he spoke about his family’s own immigration history and described... Continue »
Donald Trump’s mass deportation of immigrants are tearing apart families and damaging the economy — but one group that’s benefiting is the private prison industry (and their investors). At the Daily Beast, Betsy Woodruff covered a shareholder call this week conducted by the GEO group, a private prison company that is... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
English Washington Post (Op-Ed) Trump sees government as a series of deals. That’s because he’s an oligarch. By Heather Cox Richardson May 03, 2017 Daily Kos ICE agents raid youth shelter to arrest teen asylum seeker on his 18th birthday By Gabe Ortiz May 02, 2017 Washington Times Crackdown... Continue »
On April 26, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of VOICE, short for Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, an office that would take calls from people who have suffered crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. In its first few days of existence, VOICE was flooded with calls... Continue »
Tramonte and Leopold: Trump Administration Enables Abusers With Tactic of “Deportation Intimidation” Cleveland, OH — Michael Grabell at ProPublica, an organization for independent investigative journalism, published a new piece highlighting the depth of exploitation that immigrant workers are experiencing at Case Farms chicken processing plants in Ohio and North Carolina.... Continue »
The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the appointment of Julia Kirchner to be Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Kirchner was the Executive Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a designatd anti-immigrant hate group... Continue »
Deportation cases in CA, CO, CT, and MI belie DHS’s rhetoric As we recently highlighted in a report assessing Trump’s first 100 days, the Trump Administration has laid the groundwork to implement a mass deportation plan that targets all 11 million undocumented immigrants, not simply “bad hombres.” While continuing... Continue »
Draconian SB4 Legislation Set to Increase Racial Profiling, Undermine Public Safety and Persecute Children, Immigrants and Immigrant-Friendly Communities Last week, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 4, the Texas immigration bill that is the supersized version of Arizona’s infamous, “show me your papers” law SB 1070. It is... Continue »