The Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider a massive increases in immigration enforcement spending in the proposed fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill later today.  This bill tracks with President Trump’s request for a massive border wall, more private... Continue »
Kelly claims he can’t use discretion in cases like that of Jesus Lara Lopez in Ohio, but the exercise of discretion in such cases has been a longstanding DHS practice DHS Secretary John Kelly is either confused or lying about his authority to use prosecutorial discretion in individual deportation... Continue »
A new ProPublica article reveals a previously unreported February 2017 memo from ICE that fully articulates the Trump Administration’s strategy to go after any and all undocumented immigrants: In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers... Continue »
In stark contrast to Trump’s spiteful view of New Americans The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation’s finest ideals and values, and, this year, the citizenship swearing-in ceremonies that took place throughout the land were especially poignant. In contrast to an Administration whose disdain of immigrants... Continue »
In the past 24 hours, the Trump Administration and their Republican allies have taken their assault on the American idea of welcoming immigrants and refugees to new heights. They have: Attacked Dreamers and the future of the DACA program in a coordinated and dangerous backdoor legal assault led by the... Continue »
In a move showing incredible hatefulness toward immigrants and undocumented youth, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that he will sue Donald Trump if the president doesn’t end Obama’s deferred action for Dreamers (DACA) program. Here’s the news-breaking tweet: BREAKING: Texas AG Paxton is joined by 9 other... Continue »
With Demagoguery, Distortions and Wedge Politics, Republicans Embrace Nativism and Trash a Defining Feature of American Identity Today the House of Representatives will vote on two anti-immigrant bills aimed at throwing red meat to the GOP base and attempting to help President Trump change the subject after his stunning... Continue »
Goodlatte Legislation Set for House Action This Week This week, the House of Representatives will vote on two separate pieces of anti-immigrant legislation sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chair and longtime immigration opponent Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) – the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” and “Kate’s Law.” These bills... Continue »
Today, advocates from all over Texas gathered for an all-day rally in San Antonio while a federal court considered a motion to block the state’s SB 4 anti-immigrant law from taking effect. Outside, advocates showed off signs, spoke out against the damage SB 4 would do to immigrant communities, marched,... Continue »