A recording of today’s call can be found here. On a press call today immigration and refugee advocates from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and Center for American Progress (CAP) reacted... Continue »
A recording of today’s event is available here. In response to yesterday’s letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and nine other state Attorney Generals calling for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, legal experts and immigrant advocates outlined the... Continue »
In the past 24 hours, the Trump Administration and their Republican allies have taken their assault on the American idea of welcoming immigrants and refugees to new heights. They have: Attacked Dreamers and the future of the DACA program in a coordinated and dangerous backdoor legal assault led by the... Continue »
Texas AG to Trump: End DACA or we’ll sue you The big breaking news of the week involved a letter from Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, and the AGs of nine other states. The Attorneys General (and one Governor) threatened to sue Donald Trump unless he repeals... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
Top News Reuters Republican Attorneys General Target Obama ‘Dreamer’ Program By Dan Levine June 29, 2017 The Hill House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and bill targeting sanctuary cities By Cristina Marcos June 29, 2017 Associated Press Travel ban was on, then off. Now it’s back, but different By Alicia A. Caldwell June 29,... Continue »
Yesterday, House Republicans passed two anti-immigrant bills which would further Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. One, H.R. 3003, would target so-called “sanctuary cities” and make American communities less safe for everyone, while the other, H.R. 3004, would exacerbate immigrant family separation by jailing those who sought to re-cross the... Continue »
Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 3003 and ​H.R. 3004​, both anti-immigrant pieces of legislation that bolster Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. The former would make communities less safe for all Americans by encouraging local police to target immigrants, while the latter would help keep immigrant families apart by jailing those... Continue »
In a move showing incredible hatefulness toward immigrants and undocumented youth, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that he will sue Donald Trump if the president doesn’t end Obama’s deferred action for Dreamers (DACA) program. Here’s the news-breaking tweet: BREAKING: Texas AG Paxton is joined by 9 other... Continue »
Earlier this week, immigration attorney and former AILA president David Leopold provided a unique take on the Supreme Court’s decision on IRAP v. Trump – namely, that it wasn’t the win the Trump Administration has been claiming. Leopold warned, however, that “the real concern after yesterday’s ruling is not... Continue »
Austin, TX – The Washington Post editorial board published a new piece detailing why SB4, the Republican-led racially discriminatory bill that Gov. Greg Abbott signed in May, is an assault on people of color in Texas. According to Mario Carrillo: As noted routinely during the state’s legislative session and beyond, SB4... Continue »