On Tuesday (2/2) President Biden signed three new executive orders on immigration. These three EOs are in addition to the six executive orders, two DHS memos, and the sweeping legislative proposal announced on day one. These policies are a step towards unwinding the cruelty and chaos of the Trump administration in order to build a… Continue »

“President Trump’s animus towards all immigrants is perhaps only surpassed by his particular animus towards Black migrants.”    Amid the mostly positive news from the Biden Administration regarding immigration, the deportation of Black migrants stands out as an immediate area where White House intervention is needed. ICE continues to aggressively enforce Trump-era policies that target… Continue »

Es vital la reunificación de familias separadas por la inmoralidad del gobierno de Trump   El presidente Biden firmó tres nuevas Órdenes Ejecutivas en inmigración. Estas se suman a otras seis, dos memos del DHS y una amplia propuesta legislativa anunciada desde el día uno de su gobierno. Abajo compartimos cuatro puntos clave en relación… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here. Following a flurry of Day One announcements — six executive orders, a moratorium on deportations, and a legislative proposal to create a new roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — leaders of membership organizations in the immigrant justice movement and… Continue »

In a forceful ruling issued this week, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to use executive power to change asylum law duly enacted by Congress.  This ruling temporarily enjoins a joint emergency regulation issued earlier this month by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to unlawfully deprive people who do not arrive… Continue »

Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order which purports to end his cruel family separation policy.  However, as written, it does no such thing. In fact, it could make the situation worse by requiring indefinite detention of families and continuing to permit children to be taken from their parents. No Requirement That Families be Detained… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here Following today’s issuance of an executive order regarding border policy by President Donald Trump, policy and legal experts gathered to discuss what’s next. Michelle Brane, Director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program, Women’s Refugee Commission, said: The executive order President Trump just signed is no solution.… Continue »

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice reacting to the DHS DAPA memo issued yesterday: Yesterday, the Trump Administration officially revoked the immigration executive action known as DAPA, a common sense policy that would have allowed parents of U.S. citizen children to apply for legal work permits and protection from deportation.  While… Continue »

The Trump Administration is at least temporarily walking back its decision to weekly publish a list of cities and counties it deems too friendly to immigrants. The administration had only gotten around to publishing, it seems, two reports, but said that it would stop after an outcry over misleading and false information in the documents. It’s… Continue »

Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statements yesterday decrying sanctuary cities and threatening to defund them, immigration attorney David Leopold published ascathing critique in the Boston Globe of Sessions and his scaremongering tactics used to continue “the Trump administration’s campaign of fear and misinformation about immigrants.” According to Leopold, Sessions is wrong on immigration law, and… Continue »