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Warrantless Raid at NY Dairy Farm Violates Founding Principles of United States

But Rep. Claudia Tenney Has Nothing to Say The story of ICE’s warrantless raid on an upstate New York dairy farm is drawing national attention and outrage, yet the local member of Congress, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22), is awkwardly avoiding the issue. The only related public commentary from Rep. Tenney has been a reaction from an office spokesperson, … Continue reading »

Trump’s Workplace Raids Will Hurt U.S. Businesses

After taking the ‘shackles’ off ICE, Trump is shifting his sweeping deportation crackdown to the workplace, with businesses set to pay a heavy price. Business leaders fear Trump’s immigration policies will create a labor shortage and cripple the economy, while economists remind us that immigrant labor benefits the economy. This year, ICE plans to quadruple … Continue reading »

New Reports: DACA Has Led to Huge Strides for Dreamers, End of DACA Could Hurt Economy

Two new reports released this week showcase Dreamers’ contributions to American institutions and the economy. These contributions face challenges now that Dreamers are slowly losing status after Donald Trump cancelled the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program last September. National Bureau of Education: DACA helped Dreamers receive an education The National Bureau of Economic … Continue reading »

If Trump Wants to Grow the Economy, Why is He Deporting Entrepreneurs?

Donald Trump the candidate — when he wasn’t busy running on white nationalism — claimed to be a ‘business president’ with unique insights on how to boost the economy. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he boasted. Yet in the last year, Trump has presided over a sweeping deportation crackdown … Continue reading »

Texas Op-Ed: Anti-Immigrant Policies Hurt Businesses, Economy, Americans

The Trump Administration has spent almost a year implementing some of the harshest and most anti-immigrant policies it can think of, even though a majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for most immigrants rather than deportation. The Administration clearly hasn’t been considering, and doesn’t seem to care about, the contributions that immigrants make … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Rubashkin’s Sentence Commutation is ‘Win for Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker Forces’”

A new blog post from Van Le, Digital Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, runs through an important immigration-related development that many have missed: President Trump’s commutation of a sentence for serial immigrant-abuser Sholom Rubashkin, of Agriprocessors infamy.  Le writes: Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, … Continue reading »

Rubashkin’s Sentence Commutation is “Win for Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker Forces”

Last night, Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant that was the site of a huge immigration raid in 2008. Rubashkin, after the raid, was charged for immigration-related offenses but ultimately went to prison for bank fraud. Before being freed, he served … Continue reading »

These Republicans Hate DACA. But Here’s How Much Their Hometowns Would Lose Without It

This week, the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress released new data on how much the dismantling of DACA would cost America, Congressional district by Congressional district. Previous reports have shown that doing away with DACA wouldn’t make any sense, as 800,000 young people would be left … Continue reading »

Two New Columns: Help Rebuild Houston By Protecting Dreamers and Immigrants

Two new op-eds highlight the essential role that Dreamers and other immigrants will play in rebuilding Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and call on Congress and the Trump Administration to protect Dreamers. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, there’s an important lesson to be taken from Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey: immigrants are a part of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: SB4 Will Cost Texas Economy Between $9.2 and $13.8 Billion

Yesterday, Texas Together campaign launched in response to discriminatory law Austin, TX  – Texas’ racially discriminatory SB4 law will cost the state billions of dollars in revenue according to an analysis released yesterday by Texas Together, a campaign created by community and business leaders in opposition to the law. From the Texas Together campaign: The coalition urged … Continue reading »

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