Originally published as a mid-year review on July 28, 2019; updated on December 18, 2019 From the moment Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator to launch his presidential bid in 2015, his attacks on immigrants have been unrelenting. Throughout 2019, the Trump Administration continued its cruel pattern of kicking out immigrants already here and… Continue »

Wednesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will defend the fiscal year 2020 HHS budget request before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, an opportunity for the Congress to hold Secretary Azar accountable for his role in the Trump family separation policy.  In January, the House Energy… Continue »

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on Trump’s family separation policy with key government witnesses from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Border Patrol, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and Health and Human Services (HHS).  Despite serious and lasting harm in separating children, key officials admitted they did not express concern over… Continue »

The full House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance family separation policy today, as part of an ongoing Democratic effort to finally bring accountability to the practice that has separated thousands of migrant families. As our own DHS Watch this morning noted, today’s hearing was notable partly because it featured former… Continue »

Trump’s politically appointed director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) — Scott Lloyd — charged with caring for immigrant children in federal government custody has, once again, failed to consider the best interests of children.   According to CNN today: A record number of immigrant children are in US custody, and it’s likely because… Continue »

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

English Washington Post Marco Rubio, Susana Martinez to rally for Ed Gillespie in northern Virginia By Fenit Nirappil October 24, 2017 Huffpost Paul Ryan Tells Conservatives DACA Will Be Part Of Spending Deal By Elise Foley and Matt Fuller October 24, 2017 KBUT DREAM Act Passage Called On By WSCU President, Gunnison Mayor October 24,… Continue »

America’s Voice Hypocrisy or the good economy, two poles that will be put to the test in 2020 Trump Asylum Change Will Lead to More Chaos and Failure New Polling: As Trump Administration Calls on SCOTUS to End DACA, Reminders that American People are 4:1 in Favor of Dreamers’ Citizenship Immigration 101: Who is Mark… Continue »

America’s Voice What We Learned and Still Don’t Know Following Yesterday’s Hearing on Trump Family Separation Policy Let the seed of tolerance germinate Pressure Amps Up on Senate GOP to Stand Up for Constitution, Pass the Resolution, and Get Back to Real Work As Cohen Testifies, A Reminder of the Ongoing Trump Organization Criminal Enterprise… Continue »

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

America’s Voice Enthusiasm, Voter Registration in Texas Could Mean Change This Fall We Fear Seyni Was Deported ICYMI: Jonathan Blitzer: “Will Anyone in the Trump Administration Ever Be Held Accountable for the Zero-Tolerance Policy?” Deportations to Mauritania: What You Need to Know ICYMI: Nevada Independent, “Caravan of TPS beneficiaries visits Las Vegas sign on cross-country… Continue »

Across the country, immigrant youth and their allies mobilize locally to pressure Republican members of Congress with petitions, rallies, visits, and calls In recent weeks, immigrant youth, local leaders and local advocates doubled down on their call for a clean Dream Act with over 55 in-district rallies, petition deliveries, and protests in 21 different states… Continue »