1,500 economists today said that immigrants contribute to the economy.
Today, nearly 1,500 economists sent a letter to Donald Trump and top Congressional leaders highlighting how immigrants contribute to the economy and urging Congress to pass immigration reform. Economists: immigrants contribute to the economy As the letter said: Immigration is one of America’s significant competitive advantages in the global economy.... Continue »
Deporting Mothers and Other Long-Settled Immigrants Is a Stain on Our Nation, Exposes Cruelty of Trump-Sessions-Kelly Mass Deportation Plan Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the southwestern border yesterday to deliver two speeches that, once again,scapegoated immigrants as criminals and used that portrayal to try and justify sweeping new measures... Continue »
The Trump Administration is at least temporarily walking back its decision to weekly publish a list of cities and counties it deems too friendly to immigrants. The administration had only gotten around to publishing, it seems, two reports, but said that it would stop after an outcry over misleading and... Continue »
Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to the southwestern border, where he will undoubtedly claim that the Trump Administration deserves credit for the decline in apprehensions at the southern border during March. Don’t believe the hype. Border apprehensions declining for 20 years Recent monthly ups and downs... Continue »
New York Times editorials from today and this past weekend blast two of the administration’s signature policy proposals: Trump’s extreme vetting proposal for foreign visitors to the U.S., and the wall that Trump promises to build at the U.S.-Mexico border. While the Times is referring to the border wall when... Continue »
Deportations continue under the Trump administration.
During today’s “Office Hours,” Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Grace Huang, Angel Padilla and Frank Sharry analyzed the real-life impacts of Trump’s radicalism on immigration enforcement —families separated; crime victims and witnesses afraid to testify; the most vulnerable afraid to seek help — and overviewed plans to fight back against Trump’s $3... Continue »
Donald Trump’s first 100 days are coming to a close, and they have been anything but good for his racist and dysfunctional administration. From his dismal approval ratings to back-to-back defeats of his Muslim Ban, Donald Trump continues to inspire Americans across the country to fight back against his... Continue »
As Immigration Agents Target Crime Victims at Courthouses, It’s Clear Their Top Priority is Not Public Safety, but Unrelenting Deportation State and local leaders from law enforcement and the judiciary have been condemning the presence of immigration enforcement agents at courthouses under the Trump Administration, noting that their presence hurts public safety for all by discouraging immigrants... Continue »
People Power Propels Historic Bill Forward Yesterday, California’s State Senate passed the California Values Act, a landmark bill that ensures state and local law enforcement do not arrest and detain individuals solely on their immigration status. As the Trump Administration ramps up the federal government’s deportation machinery and attempts... Continue »
Judges, Law Enforcement Call Out Sessions and Kelly for Efforts to Trample on Public Safety A new battle between the Trump Administration and states and localities has broken out over whether immigration enforcement should take place at courthouses. A growing number of state and local leaders from law enforcement... Continue »