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More Evidence of Trump Administration Focus on Deporting Long-Settled, Hardworking Immigrants

Two new developments underscore how the Trump Administration — using aggressive and unprecedented strategies championed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and ICE chief Thomas Homan — are prioritizing deportations of long-settled and hardworking immigrants. Laura Meckler’s Wall Street Journal story, “Wider Net Cast in Illegal-Immigration Cases,” connects the two pieces of disturbing news: … Continue reading »

WaPo: “The Trump administration’s new plan to punish legal immigrants”

For all the focus on Trump’s assault on undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers, less attention is paid to the administration’s attacks on legal immigrants. The Washington Post editorial board takes to task an administration plan to deny legal admission and green cards to those who use a broadened definition of public benefits: “In the administration’s plan, working-class immigrants would … Continue reading »

Philly Inquirer and ProPublica with Deep Dive on ICE Deportation and Cruelty

A multi-part and deeply-reported joint investigation published by the Philadelphia Inquirer and ProPublica details how the Philadelphia regional office of ICE is arresting, detaining, and deporting a large number of immigrants without criminal records, driving up its deportation numbers by focusing on people who are simply driving to work, smoking a cigarette, or going about their daily … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Continues Full Steam Ahead in Efforts to Reshape America’s Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees

Congress may be essentially done for the year, but the Trump Administration is moving forward aggressively to fundamentally reshape the way America treats immigrants and refugees. Just in the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen the Trump administration: Abandon ICE’s presumed release policy that kept most pregnant women out of immigrant detention facilities; Float a radical … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is 287(g)?

In the interior of the United States, the federal responsibility of immigration enforcement is carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE sometimes gets help, however, from local police officers participating in a program known as 287(g). Through the 287(g) program, ICE deputizes local … Continue reading »

President Trump’s War on Immigrants

Washington Post: “Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security” “What exactly, did a 7-year-old Congolese girl do to the United States to deserve the trauma that has been visited upon her — including forcible separation from her mother — by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her immigration agents? A U.S. asylum officer interviewed Ms. L, as … Continue reading »

ICYMI: CNN’s Tal Kopan on “How Trump Changed the Rules to Arrest More Non-criminal Immigrants”

ICE, the Trump Administration’s interior immigration enforcement agency, is out of control, routinely engaging in political retaliation and indiscriminate arrests that are trampling on American values and separating American families. A close observer of the Trump Administration’s immigration extremism, CNN’s Tal Kopan, today writes a piece assessing ICE’s renewed focus on “low hanging fruit” – including many of the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Two Must-Read Reflections on Immigration and Trump’s America

Two powerful opinion pieces today capture the disruption to families and futures caused by the Trump Administration, as well as the hopes for an America that remembers its values and reignites the American experiment. In the New York Times, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, an undocumented graduate student at Yale University, writes a op-ed about the American families devastated … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “GOP hardliners are using sanitized language to cover up the ugly smell of a radical and, yes, racist agenda”

As the Senate’s immigration debate kicks into higher gear today, there is a concerted effort underway by Republicans to sanitize the immigration agenda and implications of the proposals from President Trump, Stephen Miller, and fellow hardliners. But there should be no mistake: Republicans are using neutral-sounding language and terminology to promote a policy agenda that … Continue reading »

Pew Research Report: ICE Arrests Up 30% Nationwide in FY 2017

According to a new Pew Research report, ICE arrests in FY 2017 were up 30% nationwide over the previous year, marking a three-year high in which the largest percentage increases were in Florida, Dallas, and Oklahoma. According to the report: ICE made a total of 143,470 arrests in fiscal 2017, a 30% rise from fiscal … Continue reading »

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