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2019 Year Review: Three Years In, Trump’s Assault on Immigrants is Only Intensifying

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 reading »

Immigration Reform News December 17, 2019 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Impeachment is not the same, 20 years later Why Denying Due Process and Endangering Asylum Seekers’ Lives Threatens to Destabilize Central America Even Further Texas Tribune: The Trump Administration Knew Family Separations Would Harm Children English The Wall Street Journal Private Texas Border Wall Caught in Legal Fight By Elizabeth Findell December 16, … Continue reading »

U.S. Shuts Off Asylum Protections, Resulting in Kidnappings, Chaos, Danger and Cruelty

Growing Pushback Against Trump’s Policies to Block Asylum The Trump administration’s asylum and border policies, including Remain in Mexico or MPP and the so-called “safe third country” agreements with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, are cruel and chaotic.  The growing consequences of the human rights crisis Trump and Stephen Miller’s policies have sparked are on … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is ‘Remain in Mexico’, or the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP)?

The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, also known as the  Migration Protection Protocols (MPP, its official name), is a Trump Administration migration change that is undermining our asylum laws and endangering migrant children and families. In the last three years, the Trump Administration has made change after change to the U.S. asylum system in an attempt … Continue reading »

Former Government Officials Condemn Trump Administration for Slamming Door on Refugees and Damaging America’s Moral Leadership

This week, 18 faith and civic leaders were arrested at the U.S. Capitol protesting to draw attention to the Trump Administration’s plans to slash America’s refugee program. Remarkably, one of those arrested, Anne Richard, ran the refugee resettlement program for the Department of State for many years and left out of disgust at the decimation … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Latest Illegal Attack on Asylum

Administration Announces New Unlawful Regulation to Close Asylum to Most Central Americans and Others Today, the Trump administration announced that it will publish a new regulation going into effect tomorrow that will bar anyone, including children, from applying for asylum on the southern border if they pass through a third country.  For example, starting tomorrow, … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 7, 2019/ Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Trump Admin Prioritizes Border Wall Makeover As Children Lose Resources & Detention Conditions Worsen Trump Administration Policies Inflicting Harm on Children Las noticias más destacadas en español English LA Times (Opinion) We could have resolution for the ‘Dreamers,’ if the Republicans would let us By Scott Martelle June 06, 2019 Politico Magazine Why … Continue reading »

Trump is throwing rocks at Mexico and people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres Last Sunday Donald Trump called Mexico an “abuser” because the country “only takes and never gives.” As the saying goes, “that’s like the pot calling the kettle black.” Because not only have the immigration policies of this president been abusive, above all the separation of families at the border, … Continue reading »

Trump’s dreams of immigration restrictions are nightmares for migrants

Although the government of Donald J. Trump assures us that his immigration policies are simply trying to stop undocumented immigration and protect our borders, the reality is that this administration, since the very beginning, has been engaged in an incessant attack on minorities and immigrants motivated more likely by the desire to “whiten” our society. … Continue reading »