Today is the national day of action for temporary protected status (TPS) — a major mobilization where advocates are demanding justice and a permanent solution for TPS holders from 13 countries. The Trump Administration is slowly ending TPS for hundreds of thousands of longtime residents, by cancelling or failing to redesignate TPS for countries whose deadlines… Continue »

Donald Trump is hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight — the latest stunt in his ongoing obsession to build the border wall. During last week’s State of the Union address, Trump singled out El Paso as a place that supposedly represented his false narrative about life on the border. Not so, advocates,… Continue »

In fiscal year (FY) 2006, the number of Congressionally authorized immigration detention beds was only 21,500 and has steadily increased:  27,500 in FY 07, 33,400 in FY 10, 34,000 for FY 12 through FY 16, and 40,500 in FY 18:    Since FY 18, the Congress has not appropriated additional money for detention beds.  Despite… Continue »

WaPo Exposé: “From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years” In a stunning exposé for the Washington Post, Joshua Partlow, Nick Miroff, and David Fahrenthold tell the story of a network of dozens of undocumented workers from Costa Rica who came to work at the Trump National… Continue »

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 »

“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 »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar (Twitter: @pilitobar87), Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding tonight’s State of the Union address: So much for supposed calls for bipartisanship and cooperation. Tonight’s address was another Stephen Miller special, heavy on lies and fear-mongering about immigrants. Even though Miller’s anti-immigrant policies have backfired on Republicans time… Continue »

Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz are undocumented housekeepers who formerly worked at Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. When they worked there, they cleaned the president’s house and did his laundry, while enduring physical and verbal abuse. They say the Trump Organization knew they were undocumented — and provided them with papers and… Continue »

As Trump prepares to give his State of the Union address next week, immigrants who will be attending as guests in the U.S. House Chamber will cast a shadow on Trump’s unrelenting push for another government shutdown over funding for his unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, former undocumented employees of… Continue »

David Leopold: “The pattern of behavior is criminal and the hypocrisy from Trump is unfathomable.” Workers from Trump Organization golf clubs in New York and New Jersey have made it clear in interviews — and meetings with lawmakers in Washington —  that the Trump Organization has engaged in a multi-state criminal conspiracy that stretches back… Continue »