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... Continue »
We are now 20 days past the court-ordered deadline for reunifying children ripped from their parents by the Trump administration. Here are reminders why this crisis remains an urgent national priority that demands accountability: More than 550 children remain separated and the Trump administration continues to drag its feet;... Continue »
The following is a post by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Ron Brownstein, one of the savviest political analysts around, tweeted something yesterday that caught our attention. Commenting on a recent Quinnipiac poll, he wrote: One key to understanding Democratic opportunities in November: while a striking 49%... Continue »
Why It Matters and Why It’s Time For Congress To Exercise Its Broad Oversight Authority A recent Vanity Fair article describes the destructive power that one man — Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller — has over long-standing U.S. refugee policy and the law.   For almost 40 years,... Continue »
So much for targeting “bad hombres.” A NBC News analysis of ICE data finds that, “Under Trump arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have tripled”: Federal arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have more than tripled under President Donald Trump and may still be accelerating,... Continue »
Showing No Shame, Taking No Responsibility, and Doing Nothing to Clean Up the Disaster She Created, She has Failed the Leadership Test The Trump administration continues to drag its feet in reunifying families, with over 550 children still separated from their parents more than two weeks after the court-issued... Continue »
Despite multiple court orders, the Trump administration continues to drag its feet in reunifying the families it separated.  According to a report to the court overseeing this matter, very little progress has been made in reuniting the remaining children separated from parents, well after the court-ordered deadline of July... Continue »
Originally published August 9, 2018. Updated March 4, 2022 What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?   Since 1990, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been used to give protections for immigrants fleeing natural disasters, political instability, and humanitarian crises. In addition to granting lifesaving protections to refugees seeking asylum from dangerous... Continue »
Democrats on the move; Trump desperate to stoke fear; GOP in trouble Here are our key takeaways and key results from last night’s elections: Democrats have momentum as we approach the midterm elections. Following the “too close to call” result in Ohio 12’s special election, and with Democrats needing 23... Continue »
After separating nearly 3,000 kids from their parents, a federal judge stepped in and ordered the Trump administration to reunite them. Nearly two weeks after the court-ordered deadline, 572 children remain traumatized, in federal custody and with little evidence the administration is interested in reuniting them. For more than... Continue »