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20 Days Past Court-Imposed Reunification Deadline, the Lack of Accountability on Family Separation is Staggering

We are now 20 days past the court-ordered deadline for reunifying children ripped from their parents by the Trump administration. Here are reminders why this crisis remains an urgent national priority that demands accountability: More than 550 children remain separated and the Trump administration continues to drag its feet; the pace of reunifications has slowed … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 16, 2018 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

English Morning Consult Independents See Immigration As Defining Partisan Issue By CAMERON EASLEY August 16, 2018 Associated Press Ex-ICE Agent Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault August 16, 2018 Detroit News Lawyer fights UM to see immigration foe’s papers By Oralandar Brand-Williams August 16, 2018 Houston Public Media Immigration Judges Are Expected to Be Impartial; … Continue reading »

As Events This Week Prove, Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups Are in Control With the Trump Administration

Today, a coinciding of two events underscored the influence anti-immigrant extremists have on the Trump Administration — specifically those tied to John Tanton, a well-known white supremacist whose shadowy network of influence has reached all the way to the White House. First, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) held an event at National Press Club … Continue reading »

On Sixth Anniversary of DACA, Undocumented Youth Are Living in Uncertainty

Six years ago today, the life of thousands of undocumented youth changed for the better in an instant. On August 15, 2012, the federal government started accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was created by President Barack Obama earlier that summer. Tens of thousands of Dreamers lined up in … Continue reading »

They’re Going For It: Despite Grave Risk of Slavery if Sent Back, Trump’s ICE Continues to Deport Black Mauritanians

ABC 6 in Columbus is out with a powerful piece on the human rights atrocity our government is committing by deporting Mauritanians who have lived in the U.S. for decades to a country where they will be arrested and enslaved.   “It sounds unbelievable, but it is true,” said Lynn Tramonte, Deportation Defense Coordinator with … Continue reading »

Stephen Miller Has Usurped Unprecedented Power From Congress Over the U.S. Refugee Program And Is Systematically Eliminating It

Why It Matters and Why It’s Time For Congress To Exercise Its Broad Oversight Authority A recent Vanity Fair article describes the destructive power that one man — Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller — has over long-standing U.S. refugee policy and the law.   For almost 40 years, the law has clearly authorized a … Continue reading »

17 Senators Demand DHS Secretary Nielsen Reunify All Families Separated by Trump Administration

Call on DHS to Grant Humanitarian Parole Visas to Bring Back Deported Parents It has been one month since the family reunification deadline, and hundreds of children are still waiting to be reunited with their families. In a detailed and powerful letter addressed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, 17 Senators … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 15, 2018 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice They’re Going For It: Despite Grave Risk of Slavery if Sent Back, Trump’s ICE Continues to Deport Black Mauritanians Earnell Lucas’ Victory in the Milwaukee County Sheriff Race Is a Big Win for the Immigrant Community Trump, Republicans Focus on Race and Xenophobia; Democrats Focus on Racial Unity and Economic Fairness: Advantage Democrats … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Latest Workplace Raid Takes 133 Workers in Nebraska Area

On August 8, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a massive workplace raid across Minnesota and Nebraska and arrested 133 immigrant workers. ICE only had warrants for 17 immigrants; the rest were “collateral” arrests from the factories, farms, and restaurants ICE targeted. This raid is only the latest in a series of large and indiscriminate … Continue reading »

Legal Experts and Community Leaders Decry the Deportation of Mauritanians and the Arrest of Anti-Slavery Leader Biram Dah Abeid

A recording of the call is available here. Columbus, OH – In a sharp departure from prior administrations, Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has restarted deportations of long-term U.S. residents to Mauritania, despite the grave risk of arrest, slavery, and extortion they face.  This situation was recently highlighted in a major cover story in … Continue reading »

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