On August 15,  Lee Francis Cissna, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS), sat down for a press event with the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which was founded by white nationalist John Tanton. One might ask what the head of a major government organization was doing palling around with… Continue »

Originally published October 18, 2018, updated August 9, 2018 U.S. Children born to a TPS holder: 270,000 Mortgages TPS Recipients Would Have to Walk Away From: 60,000 Immediate Layoffs of TPS Recipients: 250,000 Employer Costs of Mass Layoffs: $1 Billion Cost of Mass Deportation to Taxpayers: $3 Billion What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?  … Continue »

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), like its agency cousin ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), is a relatively new agency and has only operated since 2003. In that short time, however, CBP has developed a long record of abuses — so many that Politico once called it America’s “most out-of-control enforcement agency” — yet the Trump… Continue »

ICE is a relatively new government agency and has only been operating since 2003. In its less than two decades of existence, ICE has developed a long record of abuses — yet the Trump Administration has encouraged, facilitated, and “unshackled” the agency. Under his presidency, ICE has increasingly known no bounds, which is why we… Continue »

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 »