Frank Sharry: “The Biden administration is back on offense”   President Biden seems to have his immigration mojo back.  After a flurry of pro-immigrant policymaking in the early days of the Biden administration, the right wing media-driven “Biden border crisis” storyline hit the front pages. The “Biden border crisis” was always overblown and over-hyped, but… Continue »

David Leopold: “A welcome first step” The Biden administration is taking steps to undo and repair some of the most cruel elements of the Trump era immigration. Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants remains a moral stain on the nation and one of the reasons he was rejected by the multiracial majority in America. In recent days,… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – Lawyers representing family members who were reunited this week joined a press call with advocates and experts to review this remarkable week that saw the first four families separated by President Trump’s policies reunited in the U.S. It clearly marks a sharp break… Continue »

It once seemed practically impossible that hundreds of families separated during the prior administration could be reunited once again. In the midst of cruel, anti-immigrant rhetoric, a “Zero Tolerance” policy at the border and, above all, a White House overrun by xenophobia for four long years, the hope that immigrant fathers and mothers would see… Continue »

In Michigan this week, dozens of advocates kicked off a 90-mile march from Detroit to Lansing to highlight Donald Trump’s mass-deportation policies — and draw attention to deportation cases like that of Ded Rranxburgaj, a local father who has been living with his wife in sanctuary for the last four months. Ded and his wife,… Continue »

Border Network for Human Rights brings hundreds of families together in fifth cross-border event El Paso, Texas –  On Saturday, more than 300 families from across the U.S. were able to reunite with family members who they haven’t seen, in some cases for decades, because they’ve either been deported or have been unable to come… Continue »

Some 4,000 people had a chance to reunite with their families and loved ones — for only four minutes per family — at an emotional event along the El Paso and Ciudad Juarez border this weekend, just before Mother’s Day. The event was organized by the Border Network for Human Rights and took place in… Continue »

La Opinión editorial and Matt Yglesias at Vox with key new commentaries as Trump Administration advances cruel new policies at the border Two new commentaries capture why the Trump Administration’s approach to border and asylum policy is defined by callousness and inhumanity and not by the actual facts or needs of the border region. An… Continue »

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while families across America will be celebrating with their moms, there are countless immigrant families who won’t be able to, thanks to Donald Trump’s mass deportation policies. The Trump Administration is now separating mothers from their children at the border, detaining more pregnant mothers even though detention centers have… Continue »

In response to the announcements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that their new “zero tolerance” strategy means that infants and toddlers will be separated from their parents, a range of voices –  from editorial boards, to mothers and children staging walkout protests when DHS Secretary Nielsen testified in Congress, to… Continue »