“The impact of the DED status revocation starting next year is being felt here.” Delaware County, PA – A piece in Delco News lays out the extent to which the Trump Administration’s decision last week to terminate Liberia’s Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) has forced Delaware County families and immigrants to live in a state of fear and anxiety, as… Continue »

Due process be damned.  Once again, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his position as the nation’s top law enforcement officer to implement the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant political agenda.  The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration will pressure U.S. immigration judges to process cases faster by establishing a quota system tied to their annual performance reviews,… Continue »

Key Observers Agree: Trump Killed DACA, Torpedoed Solutions and Sounds “Divorced from Reality” Across the nation, key observers are highlighting how and why President Trump’s laughable attempts to blame Democrats for the demise of DACA is falling flat. Moreover, Trump’s decision to end DACA and torpedo every attempt at a bipartisan solution is likely to… Continue »

Minneapolis, MN —Jared Goyette penned a moving, in-depth piece about a Minnesota family facing separation after the Trump Administration announced last week it would terminate Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for thousands of Liberian immigrants currently protected under the program living in the United States. Magdalene Menyongaro, 48, came to the US from Liberia 24 years ago, and lives… Continue »

A piece in National Catholic Reporter highlights the heartbreaking callousness of the Trump Administration’s March 27th announcement to end Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), a program providing work permits and protection from deportation to thousands of Liberian immigrants who have fled armed conflict and economic uncertainty in Liberia and, in many cases, have lived in the United States for decades.… Continue »

Austin, TX – In a series of Twitter rants over the weekend, President Trump noted again that a DACA deal will not be happening as he continues to hold DACA-recipients hostage to his anti-immigrant agenda. As noted by Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur today, “A sizable majority of Americans, especially Democrats and independents, support giving legal status… Continue »

Two must-read stories out of California and Colorado describe the human and practical consequences of Trump’s mass deportation strategy. The question they ask us to answer is this: do we recognize immigrants’ humanity and shared values, or do we treat them as expendable and disposable objects? This Saturday, the Los Angeles Times posted an article about the impact of… Continue »

The political downside of Trump’s latest anti-immigrant screeds President Trump has been tweeting and trash-talking immigrants in what Greg Sargent of the Washington Post correctly characterized as a “jumble of lies and incoherence.” It’s not too early to ask, however: how will Trump’s war on immigrants and basic decency will play in the November midterms? Not well.… Continue »

In an ABC piece, Conor Finnegan lifts up the words of several impacted immigrants and allies who learned on Tuesday that the Trump Administration is ending the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program, jeopardizing the futures of thousands of Liberian immigrants living in the United States. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and a few excerpted highlights follow:… Continue »

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 »