Digby: “Kelly is a genuine Trump guy” In her latest piece for Salon, Heather Digby Parton dives into Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s all-too-eager implementation of President Donald Trump’s radical immigration policies. It’s a must read. The article is excerpted below and available online here. Over the weekend, Politico reported that Democrats are becoming… Continue »

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

America’s Voice ICYMI: Must Read WSJ Op-Ed on Consequences of Trump Immigration Enforcement on One Small Pennsylvania Town San Antonio Voters Elect City Councilman Ron Nirenberg as Mayor ICYMI: “John Kelly the “grownup”? Forget it — Homeland Security chief turns out to be another Trump zealot” Trump y su oportunista maquinaria de deportaciones Top News… Continue »

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

America’s Voice ICYMI: David Leopold: “No Secretary Kelly, The Immigration Law Does Not Deport People, You Do” ICYMI: Houston Chronicle: “Out of Time: For a Houston Family, ICE crackdown shatters the good life they knew” ICYMI: The New Yorker: “Why Police Chiefs Oppose Texas’s New Anti-Immigrant Law” 273 Organizations Urge Congress to Defund Trump’s Mass… Continue »

San Antonio and Austin sue Texas over SB 4 This week in Texas, San Antonio and Austin sued the state over the anti-immigrant and discriminatory​ “show me your papers” law, ​SB 4 . The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) formally filed the lawsuit on behalf of San Antonio as well as the Texas… Continue »

In a new, must read piece, Jamelle Bouie of Slate documents the steady, Trump-inspired rise in hate crimes and violence nationally. His piece on this year’s hate crimes concludes: We are living in an age of political racism and mainstreamed hate, where white supremacists act and organize in the open, so we are now also… Continue »

Advocates have not been happy with DHS Secretary John Kelly and his blind implementation of Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. Neither are Senate Democrats, according to a new Huffington Post piece by Elise Foley. In January, 37 Senate Democrats voted to confirm Kelly. But what they thought they would get from him — a man of… Continue »

Trump's racist rhetoric has reverbrated across the country.

Taking Stock of Hate Fueled Events in Oregon, Texas, and Across the Land During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump inspired acts of bigotry, intolerance, violence, and harassment with such disturbing frequency that we started tracking them on a Trump Hate Map.  While nativism, racism, and accompanying harassment and bloodshed have a long and sordid history… Continue »

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

America’s Voice DHS Secretary Kelly On Kids Who Flee Violence of Central America and Seek Safety and Family in America: “This is a Huge Scam” The New DHS M.O.: Dine, Discriminate and Detain GOP-Led House Judiciary Committee Has Passed “Mass Deportation and Child Incarceration Act of 2017” This Week in Texas: Cities, Advocates File Additional… Continue »

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

America’s Voice America’s Voice Hires Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to Fight Anti-Immigrant Laws and Policies On Heels of Trump Budget Release, Three Questions for DHS Secretary John Kelly at House and Senate Hearings America’s Voice Education Fund Comments on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing: “Building America’s Trust Through Border Security” Sessions Capitulates on Defunding So-called… Continue »

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

America’s Voice “Silent Raids” Across America: ICE Turning Routine Check-ins Into Deportations ¿Quiénes serán los verdaderos “bad hombres”? “Redadas silenciosas” en todo el país; ICE convierte las citas de rutina en deportaciones English Homeland Security Today Out Of 40,000 Illegals Arrested By ICE Since January, 75 Percent Are Convicted Criminals May 18, 2017 Associated Press… Continue »