Detainees from Cameroon, Congo, Haiti moved out rapidly, including some who are witnesses to DHS abuses. There appears to be an increased push by the Department of Homeland Security and the Trump Administration to remove Black immigrants.  A group of detained Cameroonian hunger strikers and protestors, as well as detained Congolese,  were deported Tuesday despite… Continue »

 John Cornyn is in Senate leadership, serving as the Republicans’ second-in-command during their years in the majority. Yet when it comes to exerting that power and delivering on the immigration issues he claims to care about, he conveniently never seems to make it happen. We’ve been highlighting Cornyn’s obvious hypocrisy and weak excuses when it… Continue »

As we enter the final stretch of the U.S. electoral process, there are multiple factors that make these upcoming presidential elections among the most important, historically speaking, for this nation, with an undeniable demographic, migratory, and racial slant. In addition to this, however, there is an uncontrolled variable that has caused us to modify both… Continue »

For President Donald Trump, even contracting COVID-19 becomes political theater, a continuation of the reality show that is his presidency, without caring about the well-being of those around him. Almost 210,000 persons, a large percentage of them Hispanic and African American, have died in the US from this virus without having the luxury, as Trump… Continue »

A Washington Post investigative story about a Postville, IA meatpacking plant Agri Star exposes the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers, many of them immigrants.   The story reveals that too many policymakers and business owners seem callous at best and engaged in dangerous disinformation at worst. The company stated that it undertook extensive effort… Continue »

“The COVID-19 crisis…will serve as the clearest and most cogent argument for immigration reform that puts millions of people on a path to citizenship.”   On Wednesday, September 23 at 2:00 pm ET, the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee will convene for a hearing on Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19. Led by Chair Zoe… Continue »

Tomorrow morning, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf will appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee for his official nomination hearing. There are a litany of reasons why Wolf should be resigning rather than sitting for his nomination hearing – below are 10 reminders: Illegally appointed and serving unlawfully. According to the Government… Continue »

Tired of his divisiveness, Americans want to come together to solve big challenges  In the face of Trump’s focus on urban unrest in hopes of deflecting from his epic failures on the pandemic, the economy and racial injustice, new polls show that the lead Biden and Democrats have built in swing states is durable. Trump’s… Continue »

Upon entering the last trimester of 2020 it is impossible not to conclude that this has been a terrible year at the personal, collective, and global level, and we still cannot predict what will happen in the presidential election on November 3, or how this fateful year that has caused so much pain and anguish… Continue »

Americans are more concerned with the real threat of COVID-19 than the exaggerated threat of MS-13 As Trump plans yet another trip to Arizona to again highlight his radical immigration policies, a Reuters story from Ted Hesson and Chris Kahn explores the electoral dynamics of the immigration debate. Titled Trump pushes anti-immigrant message even as… Continue »