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Frank Sharry: Senators Should Oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination as DHS Secretary

Later this afternoon, the U.S. Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS Secretary. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: We urge Senators to oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination as DHS Secretary. From the first week of his presidency, Trump and his … Continue reading »

Inmigrantes vigilados

por David Torres Como si fuera poca la información que a lo largo de los años las autoridades migratorias de Estados Unidos logran recabar de los inmigrantes, ahora el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) pretende rastrear el historial de nuestras redes sociales y búsquedas en internet a partir del 18 de octubre próximo. Es curioso, … Continue reading »

A dos días del plazo arbitrario para renovar DACA, decenas de miles de Dreamers podrían quedar desprotegidos

El gobierno de Trump debe extender tal fecha límite y el Congreso impulsar el Dream Act con renovada urgencia Washington, DC – A solo dos días de que se cumpla el plazo del 5 de octubre para renovar DACA, que afecta a más de 150,000 beneficiarios, el gobierno de Trump parece insistir en mantener como … Continue reading »

Two Days Before Arbitrary 10/5 DACA Renewal Deadline, Tens of Thousands of Dreamers May Be Left Unprotected

Trump Administration should extend arbitrary deadline and Congress should move Dream Act forward with renewed urgency Washington, DC – With just two days remaining before we reach the October 5th DACA renewal deadline affecting more than 150,000 DACA recipients, the Trump Administration seems insistent on keeping the new and artificial deadline in place. As several press accounts … Continue reading »

Why DHS Should Extend the Arbitrary October 5th Deadline Facing More Than 150,000 DACA Recipients

Washington, DC – President Trump’s cruel decision to end the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has thrown the lives and futures of nearly 800,000 DACA recipients into chaos and uncertainty. While most observers are paying attention to the announced six month deadline of March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a … Continue reading »

HHS and DHS Reports: Trump White House Wants to Slash Refugee Numbers and Further Militarize the Border Despite Findings of the Administration’s Own Experts

Washington, DC – As the Trump Administration calls for slashing the numbers of refugees admitted to America and making huge new investments in border security, new reports on the subjects from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undercut the rationale for the Administration’s hardline push. … Continue reading »

300+ Organizations to Senate: Delay Vote on USCIS Director Until Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Dreamers

Cissna has long record of anti-immigrant positions and helped draft Trump’s EOs Today, 319 local, and national immigrant, religious, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to the United States Senate urging Senators to oppose the confirmation of Lee Francis Cissna, President Donald Trump’s nomination to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal immigration agency … Continue reading »

Reported New DHS Assistant Secretary David Clarke is Full of Wingnut Comments About Immigrants, Blacks, and Muslims

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, has announced that he’ll be joining the Trump Administration as the newest DHS Assistant Secretary. He would be reporting to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and working as a liaison with state and local law enforcement and governments. The position does not require Senate confirmation. Clarke is bad … Continue reading »

Editorial Boards Condemn Trump Administration Mass Deportation Blueprint

Administration Officials Say ‘Criminals,’ While Their Memos Say No One is Exempt Washington, DC – Leading editorial boards are condemning the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation laid out in the new DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, said “The White House and DHS continue … Continue reading »

Trump and GOP Blueprint for Deportation As Unpopular As It is Radical

Washington, DC – The DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement are just the latest in a string of reminders that the Trump Administration intends to pander to the small minority of nativists who make up Trump’s base instead of responding to the wishes of the broad majority of the American public. In poll after poll, … Continue reading »

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