Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, Black immigrant leaders and experts gathered on a press call to speak on the Black immigrant experience and focus in specifically on their exposure to continued unjust detention of Black immigrants across the country. Facing a public health pandemic that disproportionately impacts Black communities… Continue »

As the end of his first term draws near, Trump has kicked his efforts to drive out immigrants and refugees up a notch. Even in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 120,000 American lives, Trump spent time this past week visiting his wasteful and pointless border wall in Arizona instead of… Continue »

The Trump Administration is Destroying the Immigration System The Trump administration’s efforts to keep out and kick out immigrants and refugees has long been evident. The drive to dismantle our nation’s immigration system is now in overdrive.  Given the political headwinds, Stephen Miller and his lackeys face the real possibility that the Trump presidency will… Continue »

Trump Autographs Border Wall As Pandemic Rages, Economy Collapses, and Racial Justice Movement Marches   Take a look at this image from President Trump’s visit to the border wall in Arizona yesterday. Like any photograph, the power of the image is derived from the moment it captures. The photo captures Trump signing the border wall… Continue »

$4000 for Vacations, $18 Billion for the Wall: These Are McSally’s Priorities As COVID-19 Ravages Arizona “Sen. McSally has hooked her flagging campaign to Trump’s flagrantly racist campaign messages.” Arizona, like Texas and a handful of states, is reeling from COVID-19 with record-setting infections. As state and local governments scramble to contain the virus and… Continue »

Donald J. Trump did not have a good weekend. On the one hand, his attempt to cancel DACA backfired. On the other, he and his Attorney General, Bill Barr, stayed exactly as they are, two liars, in their plan to dismiss, five months before the elections, the federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New… Continue »

“Mexico and The Wall Will Once Again Take Center Stage”   Paul Waldman writes for the Washington Post that, “The Trump administration has all but given up fighting the pandemic,” noting that despite “rising rates of infection and hospitalizations,” and projections showing up to 200,000 deaths by the beginning of October, Trump is gearing up… Continue »

28,000 Essential Workers with TPS in California Alone In a new article for KQED, Farida Jhabvala Romero highlights the stories of essential workers with Temporary Protected status (TPS) working to protect their communities throughout California and across the country during the Coronavirus pandemic. Romero describes the challenges Fernando Flores, and others like him, face as… Continue »

From Day One, the Trump Administration has led a failed immigration strategy driven by their deeply held xenophobic ideology and cynical political ambitions, not guided by the best interests of Americans, our families or our economy. The result — a financial crisis at USCIS that will harm thousands of federal workers in the middle of… Continue »