Senator Cornyn is the President’s key wingman, unwilling to challenge Trump, even over the treatment of vulnerable children. As we’ve been highlighting (here, here and here) , the Trump administration has been using the cover of the elecpandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to… Continue »

The Trump administration continues to use the cover of the COVID-19 crisis to advance a host of nativist policies. In a must-read article in the LA Times, Molly O’Toole illustrates cruel and exploitative actions such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger, backlogging asylum cases for these families and reconstituting a policy… Continue »

While the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States approaches 100,000, to President Donald Trump only one number matters: the 270 votes that are required to win the Electoral College in November and with it, guarantee his re-election. The deaths do not matter to Trump and he asserts that there is no reason for… Continue »

The fight for permanent residency continues because “The stakes are too high” Brooklyn, New York– In a new article for the Haitian Times, reporter Larissa Karr highlights the stories of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from Haiti fighting to protect their lives and families in the United States. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the… Continue »

Last month we highlighted the fact that as the Trump Administration’s failed and inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, Trump and his allies would inevitably turn to their divide and distract playbook. Looking to divert attention from these shortcomings, Trump and his allies began to blame China for the problems America is facing… Continue »

“Trump and his cronies are focused on fulfilling a campaign promise in time for the 2020 election to benefit himself, his donors and Senators like John Cornyn who are running for election on the President’s coattails.” – Mario Carrillo   The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has awarded the largest-yet contract for building… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Texas joined immigration experts and advocates  to discuss their critical role in protecting Texas communities during this crisis even as the Trump administration is trying to deport them. In the midst… Continue »

As we’ve been highlighting, the Trump administration, led by Stephen Miller, has been using the cover of the pandemic to advance a host of draconian anti-immigrant and anti-immigration policies, many of which they have long pursued but had been previously unable to enact. These cruel and exploitative policies are disproportionately harming children. From reinstituting a… Continue »

Trump Chooses Politics & Ideology over Public Health and Safety Every Time Max Boot’s newest syndicated column describes how the Trump administration “is not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste … in the name of protecting America from the coronavirus, Trump has been able to achieve a xenophobe’s dream.” According to Pili Tobar, Deputy… Continue »

No, the Pandemic Did NOT Drive USCIS into Over $1 Billion Debt; the Trump Administration Did   On Friday, Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed reported that the acting head of USCIS sent an email to staff stating that without an infusion of $1.2 billion from Congress and a 10% surcharge on all applications, USCIS “will exhaust… Continue »