Kris Kobach is one of the most influential people you’d probably never heard of, especially on immigration. On paper, he’s the Kansas Secretary of State, contender for the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election, and Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s Commission on Election “Integrity”. But behind the scenes, he’s been the architect of anti-immigrant state and city… Continue »

457 out of 650 arrested in one raid were “collaterals” Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of raids targeting Central American unaccompanied minors and the families that have taken them in. From the ICE press release: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers apprehended 650 individuals during a… Continue »

Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) led 156 members of Congress in sending a letter to Donald Trump asking him to protect Dreamers from deportation by preserving DACA, the program which allows immigrant youth to legally live and work in the United States. The letter also asks the Administration to oppose Ken Paxton’s challenge to… Continue »

In a powerful new piece for Arizona Republic, Maxima Guerrero, a DACA-recipient, community organizer and Arizona State University student, reflects on her role in the long battle for comprehensive immigration reform and Congress’ exploitation of Dreamers. Instead of passing legislation to protect the Dreamer population, Congress has withheld legislation to use the cohort as bargaining chips.… Continue »

Austin, TX  – According to immigration data reported in the Houston Chronicle, at least 1,714 people were targeted nationally for deportation despite presenting documents proving their U.S. citizenship to immigration judges. In the piece, reporter Lise Olsen notes that hundreds of people were detained for months because very few of them had access to attorneys as detained immigrants… Continue »

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a major success, providing opportunities and protections for nearly 800,000 Dreamers across America and strengthening our economy and society. Yet instead of celebrating the program’s success as we approach the five year anniversary of its implementation, the future of DACA is under serious threat. The effort to… Continue »

In our name and with our tax dollars This week brings more troubling examples of long-settled immigrants the Trump Administration is targeting and deporting in our name. While they talk about MS-13, the DHS is mostly going after people with deep ties and no criminal records. Below, we highlight just a few of many heartbreaking… Continue »

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It’s Time to Hold Detroit ICE Director Rebecca Adducci Accountable for Deporting MI & OH Moms and Dads Cleveland, OH – Today’s scene at the airport was sadly familiar: family members, supporters, and media crowding around a long-term local resident as she said her final good-byes and forced herself to walk to the Delta gate to be… Continue »

It’s been nearly two weeks since Jesus Lara was taken away from his family in Willard, Ohio.  The words of support, offers of prayers, and donations are helping the family cope in this rocky time, but they are grieving.   Many news articles have been written about this fund and the generosity fellow Americans are… Continue »

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

America’s Voice Frank Sharry Reacts to ICE Apprehensions Announced Today Meet the Anti-DACA Ringleaders Inside the Administration: Will Trump Bow to Them Or Make His Own Decision? Our Own Government is Targeting High School Soccer Stars For Deportation Another Airport Good-Bye, Another Heartless Deportation Jesus Has Been Deported — Can You Help His Family? ICYMI:… Continue »