This is a new low:  Yesterday, Buzzfeed reported that the Justice Department sent an email to all immigration court employees that included a link to none other than VDARE, one of the worst and most vile white nationalist websites. The article linked to “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs” —… Continue »

Following Paul Ryan’s announcement last week to not run for re-election, America’s Voice Communications Manager Juan Escalante reflected on how disappointing the speakership tenure was for the pro-immigrant movement in his latest HuffPost column. Read excerpts from Juan’s column below and read the full piece here: It’s official. Paul Ryan, the man who made “morally ambiguous”… Continue »

Since news broke that the Trump Administration was seeking to add a new citizenship question to the 2020 Census, we strongly suspected that the move part of the Trumpian strategy to undermine the political power and of diverse communities across America. Now, there can be no doubt. Yesterday, the Trump campaign sent out an email… Continue »

If there’s any doubt that the Trump Administration wants to deport as many immigrants as possible, check out what’s happening in Seattle, where the Justice Department has ordered an immigrant rights organization to stop some of its legal work providing help for immigrants facing deportation. For now, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the order.… Continue »

Frank Sharry: If Senators confirm Sessions, they will own everything he does Washington, DC – Nominating Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States was one of Donald Trump’s first acts to prepare for his presidency, and the choice sent a clear and undeniable message: I actually did mean all of those extreme,… Continue »

Stop Jeff Sessions Attorney General Confirmation

Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day urging Senators to vote against Sessions. … Continue »

NAACP NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks Protest Jeff Sessions

Yesterday, leaders from the NAACP showed the intensity of their opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) nomination to be the next United States’ Attorney General by occupying his Congressional office in Mobile, Alabama. “We are engaging in a voluntary act of civil disobedience,” Cornell William Brooks, the national president of the NAACP, told police before… Continue »

Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.  Today, the Alabama NAACP is holding protests around the state to protest the nomination (via press release): Alabamians Against Sessions for Attorney General will include five protests at the five Alabama offices… Continue »

David Leopold analyzed the brief submitted by the United Sates in the immigration case. Cross-posted from David’s blog. This week, the Obama Administration filed its opening brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas, the lawsuit challenging DAPA and DACA expansion, the President’s November 20, 2014 executive actions on deportations. Here are six… Continue »

Legal Experts, Advocates and Affected Individuals Discuss DOJ Strategy of Prosecuting Immigrants for Reuniting with their Families As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) completes its review of deportation policies and practices, there’s been little focus on another major player in the immigration enforcement machinery: the Department of Justice (DOJ). On a press call today,… Continue »