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Ex-DHS Secretaries: Deadline for Dreamer Legislation is Mid-January, Not March

As Dreamer-related negotiations take center stage in Washington, DC, the urgency for legislative action is acute. Many Republicans, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are trying to advance the false notion that Congress has until March to act for Dreamers. This ignores the fact that nearly 15,000 DACA recipients have already lost their DACA status … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Despite White House and DHS Spin, Media Gets How the DHS Memos Declare Open Season on 11 Million Immigrants

Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementation memos on immigration enforcement lay out the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation. While White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today attempted to deny and obfuscate this fact, leading media observers are seeing through Spicer’s attempt to throw sand in their faces. Below are just … Continue reading »