“How Low Can Our Government Go When It Needs a Court Ruling to Provide Children with Essential Care?” Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of providing basic hygiene supplies to children in federal immigration detention facilities after the government unsuccessfully argued that... Continuar »
The Exact Opposite of What is Needed Now to Ensure Public Safety and Justice   Late on Friday afternoon, before the horror of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, the Trump administration issued a new immigration policy that makes it easier for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to... Continuar »
Senate Judiciary Committee Gears Up for First Immigration Bill Markup Since 2013’s Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill Moving from a courageous champion of bipartisan immigration reform to a willing acolyte of the most xenophobic, blatantly racist and anti-immigrant president in modern American history, it’s been quite a journey for Senator... Continuar »
As the Trump administration continues to eviscerate asylum protections, several important new pieces draw important contrasts with the administration’s approach and motivations. In the Wall Street Journal, the American Immigration Council’s Aaron Reichlin-Melnick dismantles the falsehood peddled by the Trump team that those seeking asylum do not comply with... Continuar »
A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigration experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss the upcoming Senate markup of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’s so-called asylum reform bill and discuss the House’s actions to pass affirmative legislation to address immigration/asylum/detention and much needed... Continuar »
“My mantra has persistently been presenting aliens with multiple unsolvable dilemmas to impact their calculus for choosing to make the arduous journey to begin with.” Yesterday, the Trump Administration took the latest step in their ongoing effort to dismantle the asylum process in the form of U.S. Attorney General... Continuar »
Far From It On Friday, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration entered into what was described by the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security as a “safe country” agreement with Guatemala to “to require people who travel through that country to seek refuge from persecution there instead... Continuar »
The New York Times just published a heartwrenching deep-dive piece by the acclaimed Sonia Nazario. She exposes the corruption and violence that plague Honduras, which in turn, drives migration to the U.S.  In short, the gangs in Honduras are slowly but surely coming to dominate communities, sectors of the... Continuar »
“Trump and the Republicans quite literally don’t seem to care.” Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3239, the “Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Custody Act,” sponsored by Rep. and Doctor Raul Ruiz (D-CA). Only one GOP Member (Alaska Rep. Don Young) voted for this legislation to provide... Continuar »
But there is an Effective, Cost-Efficient, and Humane Solution to Border Challenge  Yesterday, the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan testified before the House Oversight Committee that the solution to the border challenge is ending the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), which prohibits detention... Continuar »