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WaPo: “Three reasons Trump’s new immigration rule should make your blood boil”

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Catherine Rampell emphasizes yet another unnecessarily cruel drafted policy from the Trump administration that will punish immigrants and their families who benefited from public benefit programs like CHIP and SNAP. The administration’s new proposal, if enacted, will target immigrants and U.S. citizens with immigrant relatives, ensuring that … Continue reading »

NBC News: “Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants”

Frank Sharry: “another dangerous, desperate and cynical strategy aimed at kicking immigrants out of America and keeping Republicans in power” This morning, NBC News’ Julia Ainsley exposed the latest frontier in Stephen Miller and Donald Trump’s war on the American idea: a proposal that would use new “public charge” rules to make it harder for … Continue reading »

Trump Campaign Email Leaves No Doubt: New Census Citizenship Question is All About Politics

Since news broke that the Trump Administration was seeking to add a new citizenship question to the 2020 Census, we strongly suspected that the move part of the Trumpian strategy to undermine the political power and of diverse communities across America. Now, there can be no doubt. Yesterday, the Trump campaign sent out an email … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante in HuffPo: “A Census Question About Citizenship Should Worry You, No Matter Your Immigration Stance”

Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager of America’s Voice, just posted his bi-weekly column in Huffington Post. It gives his perspective on how the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship status question to the census should alarm Americans across the nation. Read excerpts from Juan’s piece below and check out the full article here: I … Continue reading »

Immigrants and Allies Weigh in on the Devastating Consequences of Chilling Participation in the Census

In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that a citizenship question will be added to the Census, immigrants and their allies have responded forcefully. They argue that asking about citizenship status will drive down participation and undermine the constitutional aim of the Census to count all residents in the United States. Of course, this potential undercounting is … Continue reading »

Who’s Behind the Citizenship Controversy? Who Else: Kris Kobach

Frank Sharry: “If it involves suppressing the vote, dehumanizing immigrants and violating the Constitution, Kris Kobach can’t be far behind” Yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported that none other than Kris Kobach is taking credit for the addition of a “citizenship question” to the census: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach encouraged President Donald Trump to add … Continue reading »

New Census Citizenship Question Part of GOP Political Plan to Sow Fear, Suppress Votes and Undermine Democracy

The news that the Trump Administration is seeking to add a new question about citizenship status in the 2020 Census is a disturbing development that fits into a larger pattern of the Trump Administration and their Republican allies. Civil rights advocates, constitutional scholars and voting experts alike were swift to denounce the news and its transparent and … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: “It will be up to everyday Americans to uphold this sacred value so that it may outlast the damages caused by the Trump Administration”

USCIS Removes “Nation of Immigrants” from its Mission Statement In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday announced their decision to remove the “nation of immigrants” language in their mission statement. The change in USCIS’ mission arrives a day before the … Continue reading »

Quinnipiac Poll: Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Think Trump and GOP Want Dreamers Deported

The latest polling from Quinnipiac offers another reminder that the American public, across party lines, overwhelmingly supports Dreamers gaining citizenship. The new poll is the latest in a series of polls each finding that at least 80% of the public wants Congress to protect Dreamers. The polling also finds that the public is seeing through the White House and … Continue reading »

A “Second Wall” – Growing Delays Prevent Immigrants from Becoming Citizens

New Report from National Partnership for New Americans Exposes Ballooning Backlogs Under Trump Administration Today, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released a must-read report entitled, Building a Second Wall: USCIS Backlogs Preventing Immigrants from Becoming US Citizens. The report uncovers the sorry state of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing, which has resulted in a … Continue reading »