Last Tuesday was a great night for progressives, immigration advocates, new American voters — and those who believe in pro-immigrant local policies which separate the police from immigration enforcement. Voters in Oregon and several counties across the nation voted to ensure that local resources are not spent in service of Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE),… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Daniel Nichanian, who is a fellow at the The Justice Collaborative Engagement Project and a writer at The Appeal. He recently wrote a piece about local cooperation with ICE and all the places where ICE is on the ballot this year.… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Mayor Cranley and Sheriff Neil Need to Respond Cincinnati, OH — Nick Swartsell of CityBeat is out with an important article about immigration practices at the Hamilton County Justice Center that violate the U.S. Constitution and local policy–and defy common sense. Swartsell describes the case of Manuel Ventura-Pineda, an asylum-seeker from El Salvador, whose family… Continue »

Donald Trump’s first 100 days are coming to a close, and they have been anything but good for his racist and dysfunctional administration. From his dismal approval ratings to back-to-back defeats of his Muslim Ban, Donald Trump continues to inspire Americans across the country to fight back against his toxic and un-American proposals. Last month,… Continue »

Every day, evidence that the Trump administration is deporting immigrants indiscriminately piles up. Here are some cases that we’ve heard about just today: ICE agents in Austin hanging out at courthouses looking for immigrants An Arizona father of three who had been here for decades, picked up on his son’s birthday after showing up for… Continue »

Yesterday, we saw Donald Trump’s deportation force in action when ICE detained, and then deported an undocumented mother of two U.S. Citizens in Arizona. After being arrested in by anti-immigrant zealot Joe Arpaio in 2008 during an unconstitutional workplace raid, Guadalupe “Lupita” García de Rayos diligently attended yearly check-ins with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)… Continue »

Republican Mayor of Miami Dade Prioritized Donald Trump Relationship over Lives of Undocumented Immigrants

Connection Between Trump and Son of Miami-Dade Mayor May Explain Mayor’s Decision to Embrace Trump Immigration Policies Miami-Dade’s Republican Mayor, Carlos Gimenez had every reason to defy Trump and protect immigrant families across the country he was elected to represent. Instead, Mayor Gimenez has chosen to embarrass Miami-Dade at the national and state level in… Continue »

On February 1st, 2017, Ohio immigrants, refugees, and allies gathered on a conference call with elected officials to discuss Donald Trump’s Executive Orders attacking members of our communities.  The call was hosted by Ohio’s Voice. State Rep. Stephanie Howse (Cleveland) and State Rep. Dan Ramos (Lorain) announced that they will introduce a resolution in the… Continue »

UPDATED 2/1/2017. The mayors of American cities from coast to coast vowed to defy Donald Trump’s extremist immigration orders, pledging to protect undocumented residents despite the President’s legally-questionable threats to pull federal funding. In California — home to the nation’s largest population of undocumented residents — city and state leaders were unequivocal in their support… Continue »

Immigrants resist Donald Trump policies by launching nationwide mobilization

As part of a growing wave of resistance against Donald Trump, immigrants and their allies are planning a mass mobilization across twenty states to oppose his racist and anti-immigrant policies. Scheduled for January 14, 2017, just days before Donald Trump’s is sworn in as our nation’s next president; immigration advocates will engage local communities at… Continue »