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Mass Deportations

Nationwide, Editorial Boards Sharpen Their Opposition to Trump’s Mass Deportation Plans

Last week, in his latest 2020 reelection messaging ploy, President Trump spread terror in communities nationwide by announcing plans to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants. Editorial boards across the U.S. denounceed Trump’s latest scheme to rile up his 2020 base and it is not just the Northeastern “elitist” newspaper and West Coast “liberal” papers whose … Continue reading »

Reminders of What’s Real on Trump’s Immigration Failures: Deplorable Detention Conditions for Children; Continued Family Separations; Pervasive Fear Among Families

When it comes to immigration policy, sometimes we all need to close Twitter and ignore Trump’s ongoing bluster, threats, and pronouncements; skip past the White House palace intrigue stories about leaks and infighting; and stay focused on what’s real and happening in our name – the Trump team’s ongoing failure to responsibly deal with the … Continue reading »

Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan: He Wants His Supporters To Believe They Are Coming for Your Neighbors

Immigrants Across America Are Already Terrorized by Fears of Rampant Family Separations Designed to Burnish Trump’s Reelection Chances In advance of President Trump’s official 2020 campaign kickoff rally last night, Trump tweeted about impending ICE immigration raids next week that would target “millions of illegal aliens” across America. As the Washington Post reported about the … Continue reading »

“Shock and Awe” Against Immigrant Families: More Boundless Cruelty and More Failed Deterrence-Only Policy

A Washington Post story posted last night, “Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests,” highlights that the Trump White House, led by Stephen Miller, is exploring a military style “shock and awe” approach targeted against immigrant families in American cities to dissuade desperate Central American families from seeking refuge … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Karen Tumulty: “He lived an exemplary life. Then he kept an immigration appointment — and got deported.”

In a must-read column for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty writes of the exemplary life of Samuel Oliver-Bruno and how he was lured by DHS officials to an appointment not for the purpose of granting him relief but for the purpose of arresting and deporting him. For the past year, Oliver-Bruno sought refuge at a … Continue reading »

ICE Arrests North Carolina Man Who Had Been in Sanctuary; 27 Faith Allies Arrested During Protest

Over Thanksgiving weekend In Durham, North Carolina, two dozen members of CityWell United Methodist Church were arrested after attempting to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from detaining Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who had taken sanctuary in the church eleven months earlier.   Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old father whose 19-year-old son, Daniel, is a U.S. citizen, first came … Continue reading »

American Psychological Association Report: Consequences of Deportation Are Severe, Sometimes Fatal

The consequences of deportation are often severe, sometimes fatal, extend beyond the person deported, and often affects U.S. citizens, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. They range from physical to economic to psychological. And unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been stepping up deportations as much as possible. The Administration has separated … Continue reading »

Another Ohioan From Mauritania At Imminent Risk of Deportation

Emergency Stay Filed Today Columbus, OH — Right now Samba Diaw, a Columbus resident for more than twenty years, is in ICE custody and could be deported at any time.  This morning his attorney Emily Brown, with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), filed an emergency stay with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo Editorial: “ICE is sending Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery”

Cleveland, OH — On Monday, the Washington Post published an editorial, “ICE is sending Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery,” that is as clear and condemning as its title.  The piece begins: THE WEST AFRICAN nation of Mauritania is known for its poets, for its reserves of gold — and for its failure to take meaningful … Continue reading »

In Letter to Congress, Unions, Faith Organizations, and Community Leaders Demand an End to Mauritanian Deportations

“The Trump Administration is prioritizing deportation over human life” Cleveland, OH — Unions, faith organizations, and Mauritanian community leaders–among others–sent a letter to members of the Ohio congressional delegation today, expressing deep concern about the deportation of long-term Ohio residents to Mauritania, a country that is unable to protect basic human rights and refuses to … Continue reading »