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Juan Escalante: “It will be up to everyday Americans to uphold this sacred value so that it may outlast the damages caused by the Trump Administration”

USCIS Removes “Nation of Immigrants” from its Mission Statement In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday announced their decision to remove the “nation of immigrants” language in their mission statement. The change in USCIS’ mission arrives a day before the … Continue reading »

Three Major Obstacles to Enacting a Bipartisan Dreamer Deal: John Cornyn, Bob Goodlatte, and Stephen Miller

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way … Continue reading »

This is What Mass Deportation Looks Like: 2018

Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at the time a catastrophic event – … Continue reading »

Trump Effect in Action: View Some of 2017’s Most Racist Ads, Flyers, and Campaign Mailers

UPDATE: November 8, 2017: Every single Democrat below who was the target of a hate-based ad has won. The lesson of 2017 — racism doesn’t pay. It’s Election Day again, which means that another season of bigoted, hateful, racist, and anti-immigrant campaign material has come to an end. While ugly campaign tactics are nothing new, … Continue reading »

Remember: Mass Deportation is a Policy Supported by White Supremacists

Over the weekend, white nationalist groups rallied in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in an event called “White Lives Matter” that was organized by an extremist group called The League of the South. Other extreme-right and neo-Nazi groups joined them, wearing black and bearing helmets and shields. The white supremacists were drowned out by some 1,000 counter protesters, … Continue reading »

Motel 6 “Leaves the Light On” — For ICE

Locations in Arizona notified immigration authorities about undocumented guests Motel 6 employees at two locations in Arizona were reporting undocumented guests to ICE, according to the Phoenix New Times, leading to the arrest of at least 20 people between February and August. A front-desk clerk who spoke to the New Times was chillingly blase about … Continue reading »

AG Jeff Sessions Continues His Bigoted Assault on American Justice

Sessions Should Be Stopped, Not Aided, by Congress Anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, most notably Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are putting their policy agenda into overdrive. Fresh off his public role in announcing the end of the DACA program – an outcome he helped engineer with the coordination of state Attorneys General such as Texas AG … Continue reading »

Instead of Voting on the Dream Act, House GOP Pushes Bill to Scapegoat Immigrant Youth

Today on Capitol Hill, national organizations are delivering one million petition signatures to Congress demanding passage of a clean Dream Act. A legislative solution for Dreamers is overwhelmingly popular across ideologies and is increasingly urgent, with a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries. However, instead of moving the Dream Act forward, House Republicans are scheduling floor time for a … Continue reading »

In Wake of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville & Imminent Threats to DACA, CNC Launches New Resource to Expose Attacks on DACA from Anti-Immigrant Organizations with Deep Ties to Racist Extremists

(CHICAGO, IL) – The Center for New Community today launched Who’s Behind the Plot Against DACA, an online hub hosting exhaustive research exposing the deep ties between anti-immigrant organizations that have links to racist eugenics and forced sterilization efforts, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and … Continue reading »

White Nationalists Want to End DACA; To Stop Them, We Must Protect Dreamers

If we want to oppose white nationalists like the one who came to Charlottesville, we should realize that what they want is to DACA, and stop them. A major member of Donald Trump’s administration — top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who is Jewish —  has finally spoken out against Trump’s chumminess with white nationalist and … Continue reading »

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