“Dehumanization is what you do to unwanted social groups before killing them” Last week, President Trump used the term “animals” when referring to immigrants. While some in the media are engaged in a debate over what immigrants he was referring to, key observers have stepped up to underscore the... Continuar »
The uproar across the country and party lines against the administration’s inhumane immigration policies and rhetoric – from separating infants and toddlers from their parents to referring to immigrants as “animals” – is amplified only by the deafening silence in most of the Republican ranks. There are some notable exceptions. Below, we... Continuar »
Donald Trump’s latest comments scapegoating, dehumanizing, and “othering” immigrants is an unfortunate reminder of the worldview of this president and a preview of the ugly politics of fear that we will see from the White House and Republican candidates throughout this election cycle. The following is a statement from... Continuar »
The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen compares the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents to tactics employed by Putin. In her latest column she notes, “Hostage-taking is an instrument of terror. Capturing family members, especially children, is a tried-and-true instrument of totalitarian terror. Memoirs of Stalinist terror are... Continuar »
“It’s unconscionable that this Administration is looking for new ways to create broken families, instead of keeping them whole” Cleveland, OH — Ahead of Mother’s Day, fifteen faith and community-based organizations in Ohio issued an open letter condemning Trump Administration immigration policies that needlessly separate mothers from their children.... Continuar »
Last week, the Trump Administration ended another TPS program – for Hondurans – despite reports from in-country diplomats, obtained by the Washington Post, that warned against doing so. This termination comes after 13 reviews and extensions across four other Republican and Democratic Administrations. Of the eight programs up for extension since Trump became President, this Administration... Continuar »
Former Ambassadors from Honduras and Panama Speak Out Against the Administration’s Termination of Honduran TPS Program Last Friday, the Trump Administration unjustly ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. In an op-ed with the Washington Post, former Honduran Ambassador, James Nealon, and former Panama Ambassador, John Feeley, denounce the Administration’s decision and spell... Continuar »
Trump reportedly ignored embassy cables with advice from senior U.S. diplomats regarding the deportation of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Last night, the Washington Post released a breaking article by Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim, and Joshua Partlow that exposes the Trump Administration ignoring senior U.S. Diplomats’ advice to not deport over... Continuar »
The Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in on the disturbing announcement from Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration yesterday that will result in the purposeful separation of parents from their children. Read excerpts of the LA Times editorial below, “What kind of country would tear apart and lock up families fleeing violence in... Continuar »
Honduran TPS Holders Discuss Impact of Decision On Their Lives According to McClatchy and The Washington Post, the Trump Administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for yet another country in the throes of unrest and chaos. This time the country is Honduras, a country plagued by violence, social turmoil, and recurring natural... Continuar »