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Reports of alleged Border Patrol and ICE misconduct have surfaced with almost regular occurrence over many years. DHS Watch has cataloged some of these reports here, here, and here. On Monday, ProPublica published an insightful and historical explanation of the origins of serious allegations of abuse, corruption, and lack of accountability plaguing the Border Patrol … Continue reading »

Supreme Court DAPA

House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act; along with H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020 On January 31, the Trump administration announced it would dramatically expand the existing Muslim Ban to include banning six additional countries from immigrant or diversity … Continue reading »

“It’s race-baiting in the service of plutocracy.” Yesterday, President Trump released his budget request for 2021 and beyond. It extends tax cuts for the wealthy, dramatically increases immigration enforcement funding, and cuts health care, retirement security, education, housing, environmental protections, safety net services and more.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director … Continue reading »

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that DHS is using cell phone activity data — from American citizens as well as immigrants — for the purpose of immigration enforcement. According to the report, “The location data is drawn from ordinary cellphone apps, including those for games, weather and e-commerce, for which the user has … Continue reading »

If the exoneration of Donald Trump by the Republican Senate and the fiasco of the first-in-the-nation Iowa Democratic caucus last week have shown anything, it’s that the only way to avoid Trump’s reelection is through an unprecedented mobilization. A serious movement of the very voters and civic groups that each electoral cycle take to the … Continue reading »