Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants “Sets the Tone In Which These Kinds Of Serious Human Rights Abuses Are Allowed To Happen”   For almost four years in office and since the day he announced his campaign, Donald Trump has systematically dehumanized immigrants. He degrades them with his words and persecutes them with his actions. He has… Continue »

Family separation, ending DACA and wasteful spending on border wall are key Trump liabilities and opportunities for Biden & Democrats   As President Trump joins a town hall in Philadelphia to tackle questions from “undecided” voters, new polling of likely voters across 12 battleground states, conducted for a trio of pro-immigrant advocacy groups, shows that… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders who are working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey to discuss their critical role in protecting New Jersey communities during this crisis, even as the… Continue »

“This was the best Trump campaign speech your tax dollars could buy.”   In a rah-rah event held at Hitchcock Hall at DHS HQ, unlawfully appointed Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf delivered his “State of the Homeland Address,” which amounted to a Trump campaign rally speech, complete with partisanship, lies, omissions and the presentation of… Continue »

At 11 AM Eastern today, unlawfully appointed Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf will deliver the 2020 “State of the Homeland Address” (watch the livestream here).  Will he admit what DHS’s apolitical experts have recently assessed, that white supremacist-linked domestic terrorism is the biggest security threat facing America? Or, as we suspect, will Wolf instead deliver… Continue »

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its decision to extend but not redesignate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for another 18 months. Extending without redesignating South Sudan for TPS fails to take into consideration the country’s deteriorating conditions as well as the thousands of South Sudanese already in the U.S., who… Continue »

The backlog for citizenship is a cynical Republican effort at voter suppression   The systematic slow down of the U.S. Postal Service and the restrictions on voting put in place by Republican governors and state legislators in recent years are the most obvious examples of voter suppression, but the slow down in naturalization for immigrants… Continue »

The naturalization ceremony part of last night’s RNC was a deeply cynical event, featuring the most anti-immigrant president in history attempting to obscure and paper over his relentless animosity toward immigrants and both undocumented and so-called “legal” immigration. A range of observers weighed in to condemn the cynicism on display and to highlight the Trump… Continue »

Life-changing program for Dreamers helped change political history Eight years ago, during the final months of another presidential election year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program officially launched. Since that first application day of August 15, 2012, more than 800,000 Dreamers have relied on DACA’s life-changing protections and opportunities to strengthen their communities… Continue »

South Sudan Decision Date: 9/3/2020  “Lives Are at Risk if We Delay” Extending Humanity to South Sudanese Immigrants DHS must redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan  In just a few weeks, a deadline looms that has the potential to impact the lives of South Sudanese immigrants who fled war crimes, human rights abuses,… Continue »