Originally published October 17, 2018 The Trump Administration is seeking to dramatically limit the ability of working-class immigrants to enter the U.S. and hamper their ability to remain, by making it easier to bar immigrants from the U.S. if they are likely to need help. The proposed “public charge” change could prohibit immigrants from obtaining… Continue »

“This is Stephen Miller’s way of operationalizing his immigration strategy to ‘make America White again.’ – Douglas Rivlin Yesterday, in a story about White House advisor Stephen Miller taking personal interest in certain deportation cases, Politico quoted an unnamed White House former staffer saying, “It’s not an overstatement to say Stephen Miller wakes up every… Continue »

anti-immigrant militias detain immigrants

As we’ve been highlighting, Trump is failing at the border and has zero idea what to do as his hardline deterrence-only policies aren’t working to stem the volume of asylum-seeking families. Instead of exploring the types of practical policies that a more sane administration would pursue, Trump is hellbent on injecting more chaos, more inhumanity,… Continue »

The following are statements by DHS Watch in response to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s proposed regulation together with an impending Presidential proclamation that will create unprecedented and legally suspect bars to asylum. Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, and former USCIS Chief Counsel, said: With this regulation and the expected Presidential proclamation,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, leading immigration, border security and national security experts gathered on a press call sponsored by America’s Voice and National Security Action to discuss the Trump administration’s conflation of immigration and national security issues.   The Trump administration continues to point to a DHS report linking… Continue »

In a new piece for Buzzfeed, Hamed Aleaziz spotlights an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo that unmasks the administration’s cruel and deliberate push to deport as many immigrants as possible. The memo not only encourages attorneys to ignore requests for leniency, but also to reopen any closed cases in order to deport those who… Continue »

In a piece written following Trump’s inauspicious speech at the UN General Assembly, Greg Sargent analyzes Trump’s xenophobic nationalism and concludes it is producing terrible policy outcomes and widespread public disapproval. The piece is excerpted below and available in full here. President Trump gave a speech today at the United Nations in which he flatly… Continue »

The consequences of deportation are often severe, sometimes fatal, extend beyond the person deported, and often affects U.S. citizens, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. They range from physical to economic to psychological. And unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been stepping up deportations as much as possible. The Administration has separated… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

Despite tough talk on criminals, ICE under the Trump administration has ramped up arrests and deportations of non-criminals, but barely increased the arrest and deportation of criminals.  Comparing ICE arrest data from October 2016 through June 2017 and the same period one year later (October 2017 through June 2018) the Associated Press (AP) found that… Continue »

CNN’s Tal Kopan spotlights another disturbing example of the Trump Administration’s cruelty — in the name of the American people In a piece filed late yesterday, CNN’s Tal Kopan draws attention to the latest horrifying tactic employed by ICE under the Trump administration — using detained children as bait in order to arrest family members… Continue »