Yesterday, a joint investigative piece from Texas Tribune and ProPublica found that American taxpayers’ bills for Trump’s unpopular border wall are several billion dollars higher than previously anticipated, again. Now, reports from CNN and data from Texas Civil Rights Project, reveal these same Texas taxpayers, who are footing the bill for the wall while juggling… Continue »

Will the Architect of Trump’s Immigration Radicalism Own Up to the Fact that it has Backfired Politically?  This afternoon, Stephen Miller will join Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh on a press call for the media. It is widely assumed that the Dark Prince is furious about yesterday’s Wall Street Journal story that suggests Trump… Continue »

Family separations, one of the darkest chapters of Trump’s or any other presidency, is back in the headlines. NBC reported that at least 545 children remain separated from parents who cannot be located, and Kristen Welker brought it up in the presidential debate. We chronicle just some of the latest reactions to this heartbreaking news… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Our nation will not heal from the moral depravity of Trumpism unless and until we face up to what we as a nation have done.”   A horrifying New York Times report on draft findings from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice reveals that DOJ leaders were “a driving force” in… Continue »

“The COVID-19 crisis…will serve as the clearest and most cogent argument for immigration reform that puts millions of people on a path to citizenship.”   On Wednesday, September 23 at 2:00 pm ET, the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee will convene for a hearing on Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19. Led by Chair Zoe… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here  Earlier today, members of Pauline Binam’s family joined her lawyers, immigration justice advocates, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to discuss her case and the allegations of widespread abuse in ICE detention facilities. After congressional intervention and mass public outcry earlier this week, Pauline Binam… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here  Earlier today, members of Pauline Binam’s family joined her lawyers, immigration justice advocates, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to discuss her case and the allegations of widespread abuse in ICE detention facilities. After congressional intervention and mass public outcry earlier this week, Pauline Binam… Continue »

Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants “Sets the Tone In Which These Kinds Of Serious Human Rights Abuses Are Allowed To Happen”   For almost four years in office and since the day he announced his campaign, Donald Trump has systematically dehumanized immigrants. He degrades them with his words and persecutes them with his actions. He has… Continue »

New and horrifying allegations of forced hysterectomies at an ICE detention facility in Georgia must be investigated swiftly and thoroughly. This cannot be treated as just another outrage. This is the kind of demonization and abuse that must be exposed, repudiated and punished.   Yesterday, several legal advocacy groups filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of… Continue »

July 25, 2020 marks one year since a bill that would designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela has been stalled in the Senate while the president continues to pledge support for the Venezuelan people. The Department of Homeland Security also has authority to designate TPS but has failed to act. TPS for Venezuela would… Continue »