Add Cash Grab to Land Grab as Trump’s Border Wall Obsession Encapsulates Trump’s Presidency  Earlier this fall, after Trump announced plans to raid $3.6 billion from 127 different military construction projects to try and fund his border wall, we highlighted that the news and larger obsession on display was a “perfect encapsulation of the Trump… Continue »

DHS IG Report Probes Depths of Cruelty and Chaos Central to Trump’s Family Separation Policy A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general’s report on the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy provides chilling details about this dark chapter of recent American history while offering damning new evidence about the scope of the cruelty… Continue »

On Thursday, the bicameral Refugee Protection Act (RPA) was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). At a time when America’s commitment to being a safe-haven for refugees and asylum-seekers is in serious doubt, this legislation provides a map to how we reestablish and improve the refugee program, resettle refugees in… Continue »

Might Be the Last Thanksgiving Meal on the Border for Many Landowners The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication at America’s Voice in regards to CNN’s report that the Trump administration is sending “Right of Entry” letters to landowners along the border in California, New Mexico and Texas, which grant the… Continue »

In recent news in Trump’s asylum crisis, Trump and his administration are prepared to sign a rule that would fast-track asylum-seekers’ deportation back to the dangerous conditions in Central America, starting with Guatemala as early as this week — a country that has not been deemed a “safe third country” because clearly it is not… Continue »

“‘Trump administration favored a predetermined political decision’ to end TPS” Yesterday, litigators from the ACLU SoCal filed a letter to draw attention to new developments regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in relation to the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen. The letter draws the court’s attention to the recent explosive Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by… Continue »

Civil Servants Deserve High Praise for Standing up for American Values “It only took Doug Stephens two days to decide: He wasn’t going to implement President Trump’s latest policy to restrict immigration, known as Remain in Mexico. The asylum officer wouldn’t interview any more asylum seekers only to send them back to danger in Mexico,”… Continue »

“When Chad Wolf speaks, watch to see if Ken Cuccinelli’s lips are moving.” After a tricky maneuver to circumvent the rules, which allowed Chad Wolf to be installed as the Acting Secretary of DHS, yesterday it was revealed via an email to DHS staff that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli would be appointed Acting Deputy… Continue »

Amid the contentious debate on Chad Wolf as acting Homeland Security Secretary, Julia Ainsley for NBC reports recent revelations that Wolf provided false testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee over his role in the family separation policy, which resulted in 5,400 children taken from their parents with no real plan to… Continue »

Trump’s political obsession over building the border wall has led to one government shutdown and threatens another. The wall idea itself, borne out of a memory trick to remind candidate Trump to incite his followers in a racist rallying cry, is an offensive waste of money and obviously ill-equipped and ineffective as a serious policy… Continue »