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Dara Lind, writing for ProPublica, reveals the latest development in the Trump administration’s inhumane and xenophobic policies: Asylum-seekers, forced to return to Mexico to await their hearings under the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, may now be ineligible for asylum because of their stint in Mexico.  As Lind explains, “The source of the confusion is … Continue reading »

Two designers and defenders who executed the Trump administration’s monstrous family separation policy are in the news, posing a test for whether the rest of us will play a role in normalizing or ostracizing those individuals and the administration involved in this moral stain on America.  Yesterday, former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made a controversial … Continue reading »

The Trump administration’s relentless effort to demonize immigrants includes measures that raise serious civil liberties concerns. A new program that seeks to collect DNA samples and hugely expand an FBI database is one example. How extensive the “Constitution free zone” where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can operate with virtual impunity is another. These measures … Continue reading »

Once again, the Republican Party has a date with history and its future as an institution. The inquiry into a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump puts them before a large mirror, and they will have to decide if the sad image that reflects back is what will define them, or if they will finally … Continue reading »

The scale of the Trump administration’s unconscionable family separation policy continues to widen. As Courthouse News reports, “the federal government likely separated an additional 1,250 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border before formally announcing its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, a Health and Human Services official told a federal judge Friday.”  By our … Continue reading »