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To Protect Children from Harm, DHS Should Stop Separating Children from Parents, says the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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 reading »

When People Fleeing Abuse Legally Seek Humanitarian Protection at US Borders, The Administration Should Properly Apply the Law and Not Refuse to Administer It

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 reading »

*** Booking Memo *** ABC: Internal Trump Administration Documents Appear to Contradict Decision to end TPS for Haiti

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 reading »

Explosive Secret Document Shows Trump Administration Lied In Order to Deport Haitian TPS Holders

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 reading »

Five Border and Immigration Qs for DHS Secretary Nielsen For Hearing Today on Capitol Hill

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 reading »

ICYMI: Kathmandu Post: Grant TPS Status to Nepalis in New York, says NYC Mayor

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 reading »

ICYMI: Bloomberg Law: “Case Over Immigrants’ Temporary Status Cites U.S. Citizen Kids”

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 reading »

As Congress Prepares to Negotiate DHS Appropriations, Advocates to Champions in Congress: Hold That Line!

As reports continue of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement agencies ICE and DHS unaccountability and outlandish behavior, Congress will decide whether to grant the President’s $21.5 billion request to further his war on immigrants with border militarization and souped-up Deportation Force agents. Last week, in a joint letter to congressional leadership and members of the House Committee … Continue reading »

DHS Immigration Enforcement Continues to Run Amok

Trump ramps up his Administration’s war on immigrants and American values More observers are reporting disturbing examples of how the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement agencies ICE and DHS are unshackled and unaccountable, trampling on American values and separating American families. TIME magazine’s new cover story, titled, “Ripped Apart: The Cost of America’s Immigration Crackdown” (see … Continue reading »

As Congress Prepares to Negotiate DHS Appropriations, Over 350 National and Local Organizations Stand Up for Our Nation’s Character and Immigrant Families

After torpedoing attempts by Congress to enact bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers, President Trump continues his war on immigrants, this time through the federal budget. Seeking to turbocharge efforts to expel millions of settled immigrants, The Administration is demanding over $21 billion. In a joint letter to congressional leadership and members of the House Committee … Continue reading »