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Republicans Brought a Member of Hate Group to Congress to Testify Against Extending Protections for Dreamers and TPS Recipients

On March 6, Republican members of the House brought Andrew Arthur to testify against the need to expand protections for DACA and TPS recipients. They brought Arthur regardless of the fact that he was testifying on behalf of a hate group and held extreme anti-immigrant views. Arthur works for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), … Continue reading »

What We Learned and Still Don’t Know Following Yesterday’s Hearing on Trump Family Separation Policy

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on Trump’s family separation policy with key government witnesses from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Border Patrol, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and Health and Human Services (HHS).  Despite serious and lasting harm in separating children, key officials admitted they did not express concern over … Continue reading »

TWEETS: During HJC Hearing on Family Separation, ICE/CBP/DOJ/HHS Officials Punt Blame

The full House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance family separation policy today, as part of an ongoing Democratic effort to finally bring accountability to the practice that has separated thousands of migrant families. As our own DHS Watch this morning noted, today’s hearing was notable partly because it featured former … Continue reading »

Oversight Continues: Trump Family Separation Policy Faces Scrutiny in House Judiciary Hearing and Oversight Markup Today

“We are just beginning to get a picture of how this catastrophic child separation policy was allowed to be implemented, who raised red flags, and who ignored red flags, but there is much more to learn…” – Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch Today the full House Judiciary Committee will convene an oversight hearing on the Trump … Continue reading »

TWEETS: View our coverage of the House Dem Majority’s first hearing on family separations

Today’s hearing in the House Energy and Commerce committee was the first hearing on family separations called by the new Democratic House majority. Oversight was the name of the game: what objections to the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy were raised, and who knew about it? On the GOP side, Republicans went out of their … Continue reading »

Ahead of Family Separation Hearing, Rachel Maddow Highlights Trump’s Hypocrisy and Convenient Amnesia

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding an oversight hearing today on the horrors of the Trump administration’s devastating family separation policy, following an unbelievable display of hypocrisy from Trump during his State of the Union address. As America’s Voice Deputy Director Pili Tobar put it: If Trump actually believed that all children are … Continue reading »

House Begins Oversight Hearings of Trump Family Separation Policy

“This is the start of the accountability process to understand what’s happening, the damage being done, and how we may correct and prevent it in the future.” – Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch    Tomorrow (Feb.7), the new House Democratic majority will hold its first hearing on the inhumane Trump family separation policy in the Energy … Continue reading »

Ronald Vitiello’s Nomination to Head ICE Must Be Voted Down

During Senate HSGAC Committee Hearing, Vitiello Can’t Defend Consorting with FAIR; Tries to Defend the Indefensible of Family Separation Policy Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ronald Vitiello to become ICE’s permanent director. Senate Democrats on the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice to Senate: Reject Nomination of Ronald Vitiello – Defending and Implementing Family Separation Should Be Disqualifying

Trump has hand picked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Ronald Vitiello’s to become the permanent director of ICE. His nomination comes after months of Vitiello’s unwavering allegiance to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. While Vitiello’s backers are trying to improve the prospects of his nomination by portraying him, as the New York Times characterizes, as … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Despicable. Un-American. Unacceptable.”

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding today’s Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to reunite families: The Trump administration – in our name, with our taxes, and by our government agents – has been responsible for a moral travesty of historic … Continue reading »