NYT: Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump; AP: Advocates Say Salvadorans Encountering U.S. Work Permit Issues The New York Times is bringing into focus the real and traumatizing consequences of President Trump’s immigration policies. As reporters explain, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, like the hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the Washington D.C.… Continue »

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 »

Trump’s Draconian Approach is a Failure and Only Works to Exacerbate Issues In a recent op ed, former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner concluded that our border enforcement system was fundamentally designed to interdict and deter individuals (mostly single Mexican young men) coming to the U.S. for work. But the current flow of migrants has been… Continue »

Trump’s Unpopular Border Wall Not Only A Detriment to Environment, It Exploits Texas Communities’ Property Rights Representative Filemon Vela (TX-34) has a new op-ed in the Corpus Christi Caller calling out the Trump administration’s use of eminent domain in its attempts to build a monument to intolerance and xenophobia along the border. Rep. Vela describes… Continue »

Since November, the Trump administration has been working to keep vulnerable asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. – Mexico border in Mexico as they await the opportunity to apply for asylum, both through an agreement with Mexico and by limiting the number of asylum applicants processed per day.  In spite of horrific conditions reported in… Continue »

Texas Tribune: those released on bond remain unsure of their future Austin, TX –   A week after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement workplace raid in North Texas detained more than 150 immigrants, nearly a third still remain in ICE custody while those released are now left to pick up the pieces from having lost their… Continue »

Want a fresh reminder why immigration reform legislation has not passed Congress despite broad majority support from the public, including from many Republicans? Witness the past few days, as Donald Trump and the anti-immigrant wing of the GOP continue to put their xenophobic stamp on the party, while facing embarrassingly little resistance from the sizeable pro-reform contingent… Continue »

Earlier this week we witnessed how immigration unfolded as a key issue throughout the Iowa Caucus. As immigration remains as one of the most prominent topics at the national level, particularly within the 2016 election cycle, states are also trying to enact legislation that will undoubtedly impact immigrant communities. Here s a breakdown of what… Continue »

Immigration became a big point of discussion during last night’s Republican debate, a discussion that Marco Rubio was able to avoid. Despite Rubio’s pivotal role in the “Gang of 8” Senate bill in 2013 and his subsequent reversal, he wasn’t asked about immigration by the debate moderators. Rubio, however, has been busy in the post-debate… Continue »

DACA recipients scored a huge victory in Nevada this week, after Republican Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill that would allow them to finally be able to pursue their teaching dreams. From Esther Lee of ThinkProgress: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed a state bill this week allowing some undocumented immigrants with temporary work authorization to receive… Continue »