Published June 22, 2018; updated August 15, 2018 Kris Kobach is Kansas’ current Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, and an anti-immigrant extremist who has  served as the xenophobic right’s lawyer for more than a decade. He is known for his connections to some of the worst-of-the-worst anti-immigrant zealots, his role pushing… Continue »

Last week, Donald Trump referred to immigrant as “animals”, a comment which has been criticized by a wide range of advocates and commentators for its dehumanization. While apologists have tried to parse what Trump actually meant by the comment, the scary fact is that the Trump Administration treats immigrants like animals, period. We’ve seen it… Continue »

Originally published March 30, 2018; updated July 10, 2018 Thomas Homan is the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration agency responsible for arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, who is reportedly retiring next month. A career immigration official who has served under six Presidents, Homan previously served as ICE’s executive… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

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 the undocumented, including those without criminal records. “No one is safe,” a recent TIME headline said. ICE deportation arrests soared 40 percent from the same period last… 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 »

Originally published August 8, 2017 Also listen to our podcast episode on SB 4: Most of the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant bill — Texas’ Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) — is cleared for implementation after a federal appeals court this month lifted an injunction preventing the law from being enacted while legal challenges proceed. The unanimous… Continue »

Trump has a moral responsibility to prevent suffering of Liberians facing deportation The Trump Administration is on the brink of letting a little-known humanitarian program to help people whose home countries have been struck by war or natural disaster expire onMarch 31, 2018. Thousands of Liberian immigrants may face deportation if deferred enforced departure (DED) for Liberians —… Continue »

And how has he affected immigrant lives? A guide to Kelly’s history as inside the Trump Administration Originally published April 2017, last updated January 2, 2019 After joining the Trump Administration on Day One, John F. Kelly was unceremoniously pushed out at the end of 2018 / beginning of 2019, after failing to rise above… Continue »

The day after Trump said he was open to a path to citizenship for Dreamers, the Trump Administration proposed immigration legislation that asked Dreamers to make an unacceptable trade. In return for protections for immigrant youth, the Trump Administration is demanding drastic cuts to family-based migration and the cancellation of the diversity visa lottery program… Continue »

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is infamous within the immigration policy world for always talking a good game about passing immigration reform. But here’s the thing to remember: for more than a decade now, he’s blocked reform at every step. As the senior senator from a state with a Latino majority, Cornyn should be trying to… Continue »