Chaser: Esquire’s Charles Pierce: “There is a fully deputized, well-armed national police force operating in this country like we’ve never seen operate before” Michael Gerson, a syndicated Washington Post columnist who worked for George W. Bush as a speechwriter, pens a must-read column entitled, “ICE Has Become Trump’s Personal Bullying Squad.” The piece is an essential contribution to… Continue »

Over the course of the Trump presidency, we have witnessed case after case of egregious offenses by ICE agents against immigrants. What’s more, the unshackled nature of the federal deportation force – and the chief executive’s consistently outrageous rhetoric about immigrants – have encouraged vigilantism to an unprecedented degree. Consider the latest example, a Pennsylvania… Continue »

Will Rep. Claudia Tenney Stand Up for the Employers and Workers in her District or Stand with Trump and his Excesses? Across America, immigration officials in the Trump Administration have been operating in a cruel and unaccountable manner. On April 5, 2018, Trump officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee. It… Continue »

The top of this week brings another batch of disturbing examples of how the Trump Administration’s deportation agencies Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are out of control, terrorizing American families and trampling on decency and democratic values in the process. Among the recent examples:  In Texas, Silvia Macuixele was… Continue »

In the last year, Donald Trump has directed his Administration to be more aggressive toward immigrants, unleashing the full force of the federal government to target and deport anyone eligible for deportation, including those without criminal records and people who have current, valid work permits. “No one is safe,” a recent TIME headline said. ICE deportation arrests soared 40 percent from the same… Continue »

Outrageously cruel treatment of American family, outrageous misuse of US tax dollars   Last week, Cecilia Gomez went to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Las Vegas for a green card interview and never came out.  Instead, she was shoved against a desk by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and put on a bus to… Continue »

Two must-read stories out of California and Colorado describe the human and practical consequences of Trump’s mass deportation strategy. The question they ask us to answer is this: do we recognize immigrants’ humanity and shared values, or do we treat them as expendable and disposable objects? This Saturday, the Los Angeles Times posted an article about the impact of… Continue »

Damaging Consequences for OH & MI Children, Families, Society Analyses of government data from both the Detroit Free Press and Cleveland Plain Dealer show that the Detroit Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement–the agency that makes deportation decisions affecting Michigan and Ohio families–is one of the most aggressive in the nation. Despite public relations pleas to the contrary,… Continue »

Elise Foley of HuffPost highlights the Garcia family — father facing deportation texts daughter who is attending Med School as ICE rips him away from his family As the country celebrates the underdog Loyola-Chicago’s run to the Final Four in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, one of its students is fighting against the deportation of her father.… Continue »

In the last year, the Trump Administration has repeatedly attacked local governments for not turning immigrants over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) every time the government asks them to. They are criticizing local governments for not always obeying ICE detainers — conveniently ignoring the fact that it’s actually illegal to. ICE detainers are issued… Continue »