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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »