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During a Public Health Crisis Requiring Deft Policy Responses, Trump and GOP Focus on Politics and Power We’re in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis that should be the all consuming focus of a presidential administration. Instead, the Trump administration continues to escalate its relentless anti-immigrant political agenda despite the fact it will,… Continue »

Observers are highlighting how the Trump administration is recklessly continuing to deport people back to countries such as Haiti and Guatemala – despite the obvious public health risks and potential to accelerate the spread of Covid-19 in countries that are ill-prepared to deal with a major outbreak. As reported in the Miami Herald, “ICE to… Continue »

UWD Video Shows Acting ICE Director Albence Confirms Plans to Target DACA Recipients Last week, United We Dream (UWD) unearthed video of Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence confirming plans that DACA recipients would be targets for deportation if the Supreme Court sides with the Trump administration and ends the DACA program. Albence stated that when… Continue »

“Wittingly or not, [government officials] and their departments have been co-opted into a campaign to extradite an innocent man to almost certain death, in order to make a racist talking point appear to be slightly less of a fiction.”  A disturbing New Yorker article highlights how the Trump Administration is planning on deporting an Iraqi… Continue »

As war drums bang in Washington, the Trump administration has deported the mom of a U.S. Army intelligence officer despite public attention and outcry. Rocío Rebollar Gómez – a Southern California homeowner, mom, and grandmother without a criminal record – was deported to Tijuana yesterday. Due to prior deportations and her subsequent returns to be… Continue »

A joint exposé by ProPublica and the New York Times reveals that elite consulting company McKinsey & Company made shocking and inhumane recommendations to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). From the story:  …the money-saving recommendations the consultants came up with made some career ICE workers uncomfortable. They proposed cuts in spending on food for migrants,… Continue »

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing on the impact of current immigration policies on service members and veterans, and their families. One witness, Margaret Stock, a retired Lieutenant Colonel and immigration attorney said, “The last three years have witnessed the administration using internal memos to undermine long-standing laws… Continue »

Laurie Roberts, in a column for the Arizona Republic, details the secret deportation of Iraq combat veteran Jose Segovia Benitez calling it a disgrace and a “shameful way to say ‘thank you for your service.’” In the latest development for the Marine veteran, who was held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2018 and… Continue »

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary’s Immigration Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine increasing immigration and naturalization obstacles faced by veterans, active duty service members, and their families under the Trump Administration. Just a few years ago, choosing to serve the nation through military service was often an important factor in expediting naturalization, preventing deportation, facilitating… Continue »

In her latest column for the Miami Herald, Fabiola Santiago underlines the crushing reality for many Cuban refugees. Once heralded as heroes who defied Fidel Castro, now Cubans are increasingly denied legal protection and deported by the Trump administration.  Santiago tells a related story. Francisco Verona, an 82-year-old former Cuban political prisoner, applied for citizenship… Continue »