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In Wake of Hurricane, Immigrants Are Rebuilding Florida Panhandle While Trump Jokes of Shooting Them

In a recent article Miriam Jordan of the New York Times writes of “Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather.” She sheds light on a “resilience force” of migratory immigrant workers who travel to disaster and recovery areas in America to do dirty and dangerous work, often while living in … Continue reading »

For Republicans in Congress, “Where is the line?”

During a town hall hosted by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a local constituent stood up and questioned Ernst’s unwavering support of Trump, asking: “Where is the line?” The constituent’s impassioned line of questioning made us ask the same. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice:  Trump effectively ended asylum … Continue reading »

Trump’s Violent Rhetoric Started with Immigrants and Led to Real Violence; Now His Violent Rhetoric is Spreading to All of Us

“Unless Patriots Stand Up, No One is Safe” A dark shadow looms over America as Trump’s continued wrath on all immigrants spreads to the entire body politic.  Yesterday, the New York Times revealed that earlier this year the President “wanted the [border] wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly … Continue reading »

“Any Wonder That White Supremacists Are Inspired By Him?” El Paso Native Mario Carrillo on Trump’s Comments on Shooting Immigrants

Last night, the New York Times reported the following: President Trump “wanted the [border] wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Two Months After Attack on Latinos in El Paso, Story Highlights How the City Has Been Ground Zero for Anti-Immigrant Policies

Read piece here Almost two months after the horrific attack in El Paso that targeted Latinos and immigrants, a story published in the Nation shows how El Pasoans continue living in fear and uncertainty. The piece, written by Ariana Sawyer and Edith Tapia, outlines the terror felt immediately after the mass shooting that took 22 … Continue reading »

Top Trump Administration Officials, over a Dozen Congressmen Attend Events Organized by Hate Group

This week the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a hate group, held their “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” (HTFTTF) event for the 13th year in a row. This year’s event comes in the aftermath of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, which were carried out in the name … Continue reading »

Six Terrible Things That Happened in Anti-Immigrant Policy This Week

It’s been an incredibly busy week for everyone, immigration advocates included. The Trump Administration is constantly trying to change immigration policy — to the detriment of migrants, immigrants, and their families — and this week was no exception. Below is a recap of immigration and anti-immigrant developments this week. FAIR brings 191 sheriffs to town … Continue reading »

Rep. Escobar, Immigration Experts & Advocates Urge Congress to Not Legitimize Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration experts gathered with Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16) on a press call to condemn the annual Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) upcoming annual radio show, “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” (HTFTTF). During HTFTTF, FAIR’s anti-immigration rhetoric sets a dangerous precedent, ultimately igniting … Continue reading »

Administration Steeped in Hate Ties Sends Out Link to Major Hate Website

This is a new low:  Yesterday, Buzzfeed reported that the Justice Department sent an email to all immigration court employees that included a link to none other than VDARE, one of the worst and most vile white nationalist websites. The article linked to “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs” — … Continue reading »