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Vice: CBP Detains Active Duty Iranian-American Soldier

In the past month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have gone to extreme measures to target Iranian-Americans and prevent them from re-entering their own country. In the midst of increased tensions, a Vice “Motherboard” exclusive details the seizure of an active duty American soldier’s iPhone – while traveling on official business – apparently due to … Continue reading »

Outrage continues over unlawful detention of U.S. citizens

As outrage over the detention of Iranian-American U.S. citizens at the border continues to mount, policymakers such as Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Senator Elizabeth Warren and leading observers and experts are speaking out against the Trump Administration’s unlawful questioning, screening and detention of Iranian-American U.S. citizens. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), alongside five colleagues, wrote a … Continue reading »

David Leopold: “Next, they came for the Iranian-Americans”

After news broke of Iranian-American citizens facing extended questioning and detention while reentering their country, leading immigration attorney David Leopold, Chair of Immigration at Ulmer & Berne and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, responded with a thoughtful article for Medium. Leopold underscores the deceptive and wrongful nature of the U.S. Customs and … Continue reading »

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Crusade Expands to Ensnare More and More American Citizens

Big Brother Government Increasingly Limits Our Freedom  The Trump Administration’s relentless efforts to scapegoat, scare, and both keep out and kick out immigrants includes a mounting series of big brother and big government tactics – supposedly anathema to conservatives and Republicans – that are ensnaring U.S. citizens. Witness: DHS to force DNA collection from people … Continue reading »

No Break for Growing Humanitarian Crisis and Violence Against Asylum Seekers at Southern Border Due to Trump Policies

What You May Have Missed Over the Holidays Regarding the Trump Administration’s Assault on U.S. Asylum Policy There was no break over the holidays for the growing humanitarian crisis and violence against asylum seekers at the southern border due to the Trump administration’s asylum policies, according to multiple media reports over the last few weeks. … Continue reading »

American Citizens Beware: If You Are Returning Home from Abroad, The Trump Administration May Just Detain You

Reports: Americans Singled out by CBP for Illegal Detention at Border At points of entry in Washington state and possibly in other parts of the country, U.S. citizens who are of Iranian descent are being unlawfully detained by the Trump administration’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  While a Sunday afternoon tweet from CBP attempted a … Continue reading »