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Glaring Need for Robust Structures of Accountability and Hiring at CBP   

A Long-term Border Patrol Agent Accused of Being a Serial Killer is the Latest Example of an Agency in Need of an Overhaul The Associated Press recently reported that a ten-year U.S. Border Patrol agent and “supervisor was charged Saturday with murder in the deaths of four female sex workers following what authorities called a … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “As the GOP Revs Up its ‘Divide and Distract’ Strategy, How Should Democrats and Progressives Respond?

With eight weeks until Election Day, America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry assesses the Republicans’ ugly “divide and distract” political strategy and offers advice for how Democrats and progressives should respond, in a new Medium post. The full piece is posted below and available online at Medium here. Republicans can’t run on healthcare because they … Continue reading »

The Family Separation Crisis Continues, the Suffering of Children Continues, and the Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to Judge Sabraw

The Court Must Act Decisively; Nielsen, Azar Must Be Held Accountable Six weeks past the court-ordered deadline to reunite the families callously torn apart by the Trump administration, the latest numbers remain stubbornly and startlingly high: Over 600 children are either still in detention or have been released to someone other than their parents. 416 … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Is at It Again – Proposed Regulation Would Eviscerate Standards that Protect Children from Indefinite Detention Under Inhumane Conditions

The following is a statement from Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, regarding the news that the Trump administration is proposing a new regulation to replace the Flores Settlement Agreement – which provides for basic standards of care for children and protects them from indefinite detention. Instead, the proposed regulation would allow for indefinite detention … Continue reading »

GOP’s Ugly and Cynical “Divide and Distract” Strategy Ramping Up for Post-Labor Day Homestretch

Millions of Dollars in New Attack Ads By GOP Leadership Allies Underscores Republican Midterm Strategy: Focus on Demonizing “The Other” to Keep Focus off the GOP’s Failure to Help “All of Us” With the midterm cycle set to kick into higher gear after Labor Day, we have more disturbing examples of the Republican “divide and … Continue reading »

Trump’s “Legacy of Orphans” – Unresolved Family Separation Crisis Inflicting Lasting Trauma on Children

One month after the court-ordered deadline to reunify children ripped from their parents by the Trump administration, more than 500 children remain separated from their loved ones. The administration continues to drag its feet, and the pace of reunifications has slowed to a crawl. As the Washington Post writes in an editorial titled, “The Trump … Continue reading »

One Month After Court-Imposed Reunification Deadline, More than 500 Children Still Separated and Trump Administration Doesn’t Seem to Care

This Sunday will be the one month anniversary of the court-ordered deadline to reunify children ripped from their parents by the Trump administration. Meanwhile, new data released by the government last night showed that 528 children remain separated, including 23 who are 5 years of age or younger. Instead of scrambling to fix the catastrophe … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “There They Go Again”

White House Political Rally Underscores Cynical Republican Midterm Strategy: Focus on Demonizing ‘Them’ to Keep Focus off the GOP’s Failure to Help All of Us As expected, yesterday’s White House celebration of ICE and CBP was an overtly political rally. It neatly captured Trump’s midterm strategy: inject race, immigration and “us vs. them” appeals at … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: White House Pep Rally for ICE and CBP All About “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

Today, the White House will host a “celebration” for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, against the backdrop of the cruel and unresolved family separation crisis that implicates both agencies. Last week, we offered a brief primer on the litany of abuses at ICE and CBP that show why … Continue reading »

Will Any of These ICE and Border Patrol Agents Be At Monday’s White House Pep Rally?

Against the backdrop of an unresolved and still unfolding family separation crisis, on Monday, President Trump’s White House will host a “celebration” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents – law enforcement bodies notorious for corruption, rape, forgery, and abuse. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, … Continue reading »

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