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“For a State that Bucks the Feds, Texas Sure Has a lot of Immigrant Checkpoints”

Through a new project, Checkpoint: America, Cato Institute found that Texas has the most Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints in the U.S., despite resistance to any federal influence on the state.  What was initially a 25-mile interior enforcement zone was expanded to 100 miles, without any public input. Border Patrol agents at checkpoints have … Continue reading »

More Blowback from Experts on Trump’s National Guard Deployment on the Border

Anti-Immigrant Obsession is About Securing His Base, Not the Border Two experts — one a veteran military leader, one a veteran immigration policy expert — weigh in on Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. Admiral James Stavridis is a retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, led the NATO Alliance as … Continue reading »

It’s All Politics: Trump’s Border Stunt is About Securing His Base, Not Securing the Border

Matt Hildreth: “What’s next? Is Donald Trump planning to order the National Guard to put up his yard signs?” President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border is a “just plain stupid” and wasteful decision driven by politics, not facts or needs at the border. The following is a statement from Matt … Continue reading »

Trump National Guard Plan Blasted as Wasteful, Politically-Motivated, and a Misuse of U.S. Military Capabilities

As Vox headline aptly puts it, “Trump is mobilizing the National Guard to the US-Mexico border for literally no good reason” Following the White House announcement to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Below are excerpts from a just a few of these observers: Dara Lind in Vox punctures the myth … Continue reading »

Trump’s National Guard Ploy is Latest Attack Against Border Communities

Trump’s decision is not based on policy, but on riling up anti-immigrant base The following is a statement from Mario Carrillo, America’s Voice Texas Director, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S. – Mexico border: By deploying the National Guard, President Trump proves once again that he doesn’t … Continue reading »

Roundup: Twitter Responds to Donald Trump Sending National Guard to Border

Today, Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that Donald Trump was sending National Guard troops to the border — reportedly in response to a story about undocumented immigrants on Fox News. Advocates, reporters, experts, and members of Congress slammed the decision over Twitter, pointing out that border crossings are at an all-time low, that … Continue reading »

Trump’s National Guard Ploy is Just Plain Stupid

He talks tough and beats his chest – just days after torpedoing a huge opportunity to enact significant border security legislation along with the Dream Act The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S. – Mexico border. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo Editorial: “Trump’s immigration tweetstorm is a lesson in fact-free fearmongering”

With the unhinged President tweeting fact-free nonsense regarding border security and immigration policy, the Washington Post editorial board offers a searing indictment of Trump’s lies and offers up some good ol’ facts and insights. Read excerpts from the Washington Post editorial here and read the full piece here: President Trump’s failure to secure funding for his … Continue reading »

Border Patrol Checking Papers of Greyhound Passengers in Florida

Know Your Rights When Stopped by ICE or Police A video of Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus asking people to show them their papers has garnered over 2.5 million views on Facebook according to the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). Last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents boarded a Greyhound bus in … Continue reading »

Dreamer Protections and Border Security: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

***A RECORDING OF TODAY’S CALL IS AVAILABLE HERE*** SOUTHERN BORDER – On a call today, experts from across the southern border region discussed what common-sense, responsible and accountable border policy looks like when it comes to negotiations to protect dreamers. They explored why some proposals to increase border enforcement being discussed in Congress are good, some are … Continue reading »

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