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Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

National Latino Evangelical Coalition Laments Detention Pastor Noe Carias

Los Angeles, California — The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) supports the Assemblies of God Hispanic Superintendents call to reconsider the detention and deportation of Pastor Noe Carias, an Assemblies of God pastor in California. Yesterday, Pastor Carias was detained and his stay of removal, which has been in effect for several years, has now … Continue reading »

Arizona Republic Editorial Board: “Pastor’s Deportation Shows Who We Are Now”

“We live in an ugly new America when a role model like Guatemalan pastor Antonio Velasquez would be deported, just to show we can.” Phoenix, AZ – In a powerful editorial published today, The Arizona Republic turns a critical eye to the Trump Administration’s policy of mass deportation, where even individuals who have lived here for decades, working hard … Continue reading »

Connecticut Gov. Malloy: On Deportations, “The American People Are Lied to About What Their Government is Doing”

Earlier this week, we wrote about Nury, a Connecticut mother of four who faced deportation this week after living in the US for more than two decades. After Nury was unable to win a stay of deportation, she took sanctuary in a New Haven church, where her state’s Governor Dan Malloy visited her last night. … Continue reading »

Five Truths Evident After Heartbreaking Deportation of Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday to Mexico following a tearful goodbye with his family. Unfortunately, Jesus’ case is not an isolated one.  The heartbreak that he and his family feel today is the same heartbreak that so many other American families have been dealing with … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Administration Hardliners Are Going for Broke

Sessions, Bannon and Miller Seek to Overhaul Immigration and Remake America This week, the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants shifted into overdrive. Among the disturbing developments: DACA under threat: The popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is facing an existential threat.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other Republican officials, is demanding that … Continue reading »

Francisco Rodriguez, Janitor at MIT Detained After Check-In; “Where is the Discretion?”

Mass deportations under the Trump Administration are continuing to break apart families and roil communities. Yesterday, community, faith, and union leaders accompanied Francisco Rodriguez, a janitor who works at MIT, to his check-in in Burlington, Massachusetts. Francisco had also received support from thousands of people at MIT who had signed a petition, and letters of … Continue reading »

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