Deterrence-Only Policy to Blame Yesterday, ProPublica released a deeply disturbing video documenting that the death of 16-year old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vazquez while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody last May was a preventable tragedy.  The horrifying details reveal that CBP lied about what happened and covered... Continue »
Today, Human Rights First (HRF) issued a report entitled, “Human Rights Fiasco:  The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Returns Continue,” that compiles “overwhelming evidence that this illegal policy is a human rights catastrophe.” Yet, almost a year into this problematic program, the Trump administration... Continue »
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Washington Post looks back on a year of courage, revelations and controversy The Washington Post yesterday published a look back at a year’s worth of coverage regarding the Trump business empire’s reliance and exploitation of undocumented workers. The story, written by Joshua Partlow and David Fahrenthold, reveals the incredible... Continue »
“America is at its best when it welcomes refugees and asylum seekers” Over the holiday, the Boston Globe published a powerful editorial highlighting the stark contrast between Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)’s annual luncheon —which brought together 350 immigrants, refugees and allies to share a Thanksgiving meal... Continue »
Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn response to land grab? Silence In a piece published by NBC News this week, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley highlight that the Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin forcefully taking private land from hundreds of Texans in order to build his racist... Continue »
Coalition of 26 Local Advocacy Groups Demands Policies to Guide Officer Discretion SAN ANTONIO —Three months after San Antonio police adopted a new policy designed to reduce arrests for low-level offenses like simple marijuana possession and theft, the first quarterly report with data regarding those arrests is available to the public... Continue »
“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments... Continue »
“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments... Continue »
In hard-hitting pieces for USA Today and TIME Magazine, refugee experts Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea and Barbara Strack highlight the ways in which the Trump administration’s efforts to end refugee resettlement are a retreat from American values. Strack, who recently retired after a long career at USCIS, is one of... Continue »
New reporting and first person accounts spotlight the details and consequences of the Trump administration’s relentless and multi-faceted effort to restrict access to a fair asylum process. Here’s the sham process the Trump administration has set up in order to deny fair access to asylum: First, they’ve eliminated the... Continue »