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

English (en español al final de la página): Los Angeles Times: As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration By Brian Bennett TPM: How Far Will He Go? The 5 Biggest Questions About Trump’s Immigration Plan By Lauren Fox Medium: What Will You Do If Donald Trump Deports Me?… Continue »

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the more than 750,000 young people it benefits. DACA is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic growth, bolster job creation, keep families together, promote education and community integration, and… Continue »

Last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan was questioned regarding his stance on immigration reform and DACA during a townhall with Jake Tapper (full transcript available here). Below, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responds to Speaker Ryan. “Empty promises from the Speaker will not protect Dreamers, nor do they change the fact that… Continue »

One of the first immigration battles of the incoming Trump administration will center on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the young people it benefits. Senate confirmation hearings this week for both Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nominee, General John Kelly, have… Continue »

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

English (en español al final de la página): Los Angeles Times: Opponents of legal immigration hope their ties to Jeff Sessions will influence Trump By Joseph Tanfani Texas Observer: Lawmakers, Advocates Unveil Campaign to Stop Anti-Immigrant Legislation By Gus Bova Daily Astorian: Hundreds expected at rally against Trump’s immigration proposals By Paris Achen San Gabriel… Continue »

Two of the Most Telling and Disturbing Exchanges During Day One of Sen. Sessions’ AG Hearings During the first day of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, two particular topics and exchanges caught our eye: Sessions reiterated his longstanding view that the DACA program for Dreamers should end, thereby… Continue »

Oscar Vazquez, a formerly undocumented immigrant and US Army veteran, opened Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ second confirmation hearing today with powerful testimony about his contributions to the United States. “My name is Oscar Vazquez,” he said, “and I am proud to be an American.” Oscar Vazquez, a former DREAMER and Army veteran, spoke about… Continue »

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

English (en español al final de la página): USA Today: Building a wall not enough to secure border, DHS nominee John Kelly says By Donovan Slack ABC: DACA Beneficiary Shares Concerns During Confirmation Hearing for Gen. John Kelly Associated Press: DC mayor announces plans for immigrant defense fund Washington Post: D.C. announces plans to create… Continue »

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

English (en español al final de la página): Los Angeles Times: Opponents of legal immigration hope their ties to Jeff Sessions will influence Trump By Joseph Tanfani USA Today: Senate panel to grill Trump’s Homeland Security pick By Donovan Slack Wall Street Journal: Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing to Likely Focus on Views on Race By… Continue »

A Vote to Confirm is a Vote for Everything He Does in Office Senator Jeff Sessions’ longstanding views and record on civil rights, voting rights and immigration make him unfit to serve as Attorney General. Surely, this should be cause for a difficult confirmation process.  But,  according to Paul Kane’s Washington Post story, “Jeff Sessions Should Have Been a… Continue »