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Ken Cuccinelli, “Anti-immigrant Fringe Figure and Trump Sycophant” Announced as DHS Acting Deputy Secretary

“When Chad Wolf speaks, watch to see if Ken Cuccinelli’s lips are moving.” After a tricky maneuver to circumvent the rules, which allowed Chad Wolf to be installed as the Acting Secretary of DHS, yesterday it was revealed via an email to DHS staff that Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli would be appointed Acting Deputy … Continue reading »

Acting USCIS Director Cuccinelli Refuses to Commit to Protecting Sick Children From Threat of Deportation

On Wednesday, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli testified before Congress about his decision to end deferred action for critically ill children and their families. He admitted it was his decision to end this USCIS policy, reiterated that it was the current Acting Secretary’s decision to reinstate it, and refused to commit to keeping the policy … Continue reading »

Six Terrible Things That Happened in Anti-Immigrant Policy This Week

It’s been an incredibly busy week for everyone, immigration advocates included. The Trump Administration is constantly trying to change immigration policy — to the detriment of migrants, immigrants, and their families — and this week was no exception. Below is a recap of immigration and anti-immigrant developments this week. FAIR brings 191 sheriffs to town … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of USCIS

Originally published June 7, 2019; last updated September 18, 2019 Ken Cuccinelli is a former Virginia attorney general and the current Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He is an anti-immigrant extremist who is prone to dangerous and disgusting rhetoric immigrants. He once compared immigration to pest control, saying that Washington, D.C.’s … Continue reading »

In Defense of Racism, Trump Lackeys Take a Wrecking Ball to the Statue of Liberty, and Blame Immigrant Parents for Child Separation and Terror During MS Raids

Embossed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” are the founding ideals of America, unless you’re a member of the Trump administration, as we learned yesterday. In an interview with CNN, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Team is Flailing, Failing, and Motivated by Politics

“Instead of changing course on his failed immigration policy, it’s looking more and more like Team Trump is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Douglas Rivlin While covering immigration in the Trump administration offers an endless string of news, there’s a consistent theme that runs through all the busy developments: all of what … Continue reading »

Choosing Among Losers, Trump Selects Cuccinelli As “Immigration Czar”

The New York Times and others are reporting that former Virginia Attorney General and failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has been selected by President Trump to be his “Immigration Czar.” The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice: Ken Cuccinelli as immigration czar is a perfect embodiment of … Continue reading »

Polling & Election Results Show Anti-Immigrant Candidates Face Long Odds Given Demographic Realities

Virginia and New Jersey Offer Clear Lesson for National GOP in 2014 and Beyond on Immigration An election-eve poll of extremely likely Latino and Asian voters in Virginia, conducted by Latino Decisions and sponsored by America’s Voice and People For the American Way (PFAW), shows that what candidates say and do on immigration has a … Continue reading »

Casa in Action at Cuccinelli Concession Party: 'If GOP Doesn't Accept Citizenship, Then as a Party, They're Dead'

Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia gubernatorial candidate who once compared immigrants to rats and called Steve King “one of my very favorite Congressmen,” conceded defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe last night, and immigration reform advocates from Casa in Action were there to remind the Republican Party why Cuccinelli had lost. According to the Washington Post liveblog: … Continue reading »

Election Day Lessons in NJ & VA – Latino & Asian Voters Prepared to Reward or Punish GOP on Immigration

For a Republican Party that is deciding whether to embrace or reject immigration reform this year, the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia show how two different models of Republican engagement on immigration can lead to two wildly different outcomes. In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is poised to coast to re-election and … Continue reading »