“Roberts either has not been paying attention, or is choosing not to see what’s before his eyes” Over the weekend, CNN reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is gearing up to target DACA recipients for deportation: ICE has begun asking immigration courts to reopen administratively closed deportation cases against DACA recipients who continue to… Continue »

Congress Must Also Work to Pass Permanent Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders in Limbo The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the passage of a long awaited measure within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes an amendment offering a path to citizenship for… Continue »

In two incredibly in-depth stories, USA Today highlights the corruption within ICE detention centers across the US that has lead to severe trauma, physical harm, and death of migrants. Since President Trump’s election, spending for detention centers has skyrocketed, centers have multiplied and a record number of migrants have been subjected to ICE’s abuse.  In… Continue »

“The Public is Rejecting Trump’s Immorality and Indecency”   We know that racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. But despite Trump’s relentless focus on scapegoating immigrants, the American public doesn’t share the anti-immigrant views of Trump, his white nationalist advisors and his nativist base. In fact,… Continue »

English Reuters Guatemala Considers Taking Mexican Asylum Seekers Under U.S. Plan: Official December 19, 2019 USA Today ‘These people are profitable’: Under Trump, private prisons are cashing in on ICE detainees December 19, 2019 USA Today Deaths in custody. Sexual violence. Hunger strikes. What we uncovered inside ICE facilities across the US December 19, 2019… Continue »

Throughout the long and torturous journey that thousands of asylum-seekers have traveled, a series of official roadblocks have come up that have, literally, impeded them from being able to finally make a formal solicitation. In the process, on the other hand, they have been condemned, reproached, rejected, dehumanized, demonized. And they have also been called… Continue »

Al tortuoso y largo camino por el que han transitado los miles de solicitantes de asilo, se ha sumado una serie de bloqueos oficiales que, literalmente, les han impedido llevar a cabo una solicitud formal. En el trayecto, por otro lado, se les ha condenado, vituperado, rechazado, deshumanizado, demonizado. Y también se les ha llamado… Continue »

Governor Lee Offers Hope in the Bleak Anti-Immigrant Trump Desert Yesterday, Tennessee’s Republican governor Bill Lee announced that he would keep the state’s doors open to refugees, another powerful example of states and localities standing up for a different vision that the Trump/Stephen Miller effort to slam the door in the face of refugees. Calling… Continue »

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that in the wake of the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), organizations from around the country have signed a letter urging Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to hold investigative hearings on the allegations surrounding the Trump administration’s unethical and possibly illegal actions… Continue »

What happened on immigration in the 2010s? In the last ten years, immigration advocates have fought for immigration reform and DACA and against Trump’s many terrible anti-immigrant policies. Immigrant-led organizations, state-based groups, legal aid organizations, and others have won significant victories while pushing back nativist changes. Here’s a list of the biggest, most significant, and… Continue »