Is she a careerist, cowed by Trump, willfully blind, evil — or all of the above? Kirstjen Nielsen, chief of the Department of Homeland Security, was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum yesterday when she was asked about Donald Trump’s infamous comments last year after deadly violence in Charlottesville. “It’s not that one side was… Continue »

Frank Sharry reacciona a la nueva política de separación familiar Ayer el Fiscal General, Jeff Sessions, y la secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, anunciaron una política fronteriza de “tolerancia cero” que tendrá como resultado la separación de padres e hijos y el posterior juicio penal. Esta es una expansión radical que este… Continue »

For all the focus on Trump’s assault on undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers, less attention is paid to the administration’s attacks on legal immigrants. The Washington Post editorial board takes to task an administration plan to deny legal admission and green cards to those who use a broadened definition of public benefits: “In the administration’s plan, working-class immigrants would… Continue »

The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Colleen Kraft, published an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times stating, “The government’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border counteracts every science-based recommendation I have ever made to families who seek to build, and not harm, their children’s intellectual and emotional development.” In… Continue »

The New York Times reports that around 200 people, mostly women and children fleeing violence, have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after a very long and very public journey to seek protection from violent situations in their home countries. Kirk Semple and Miriam Jordan report, “A long, grueling journey gave way to what could be a long, uncertain… Continue »

Ira Kurzban, Lead Immigration Attorney on Case, Available for Interview (Contact: Liz@npstrategygroup.com)  As Geneva Sands’ ABC piece addresses, explosive new documents obtained through a FOIA request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were released this week. The documents reveal that the Trump Administration knew the conditions in Haiti warranted an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but chose to… Continue »

Explosive new documents obtained through a FOIA request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveal that the Trump Administration knew that deteriorating conditions within Haiti warranted an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but terminated the program anyway. The Administration claimed that conditions in Haiti were improving to the point where families could return, even though… Continue »

Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will testify before the House Appropriations Committee on behalf of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for DHS. Ahead of Sec. Nielsen’s hearing, and amidst the Trump Administration’s ongoing fear-mongering about immigrants and the state of border security, here are five key questions that… Continue »

Decision Deadline for Nepal TPS: 4/25/2018 21 days New York, NY – The Kathmandu Post reports on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement last week, which called on the Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepali TPS holders in New York, so that they are not forced to return to an unstable and unsafe country still recovering from a calamitous natural… Continue »

A Bloomberg Law piece covers the first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed in federal district court in California Monday, which challenges the Department of Homeland Security’s termination of TPS for protected immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. In a historic move, it’s filed on behalf of the US.. citizen children of TPS holders. Relevant excerpts follow: Like two other lawsuits… Continue »