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ICYMI: Santiago: “It’s time to don mourning clothes for the America we knew. Poor immigrants, stay away.”

In a eulogy to America, Fabiola Santiago’s column for the Miami Herald mourns the loss of American values in her piece entitled, “It’s time to don mourning clothes for the America we knew. Poor immigrants, stay away.” As she deftly points out, after the Supreme Court of the United States decided to greenlight Trump’s public … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Blesses Administration’s Systemic Ban on Working Class Immigrants

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America issued a decision lifting the injunction issued by multiple judges on the Trump administration’s “public charge” policy to restrict permanent legal status for immigrants who have used public benefits or those who in the determination of the Trump Administration may someday use public benefits, including … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is “Public Charge” and What Changes is the Trump Administration is Proposing?

Originally published October 17, 2018 The Trump Administration is seeking to dramatically limit the ability of working-class immigrants to enter the U.S. and hamper their ability to remain, by making it easier to bar immigrants from the U.S. if they are likely to need help. The proposed “public charge” change could prohibit immigrants from obtaining … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “What ‘Border Wars’ Book Reveals About Trump, Miller And Immigration”

In Forbes column on new “Border Wars” book by NY Times reporters, Stuart Anderson highlights how Stephen Miller drives immigration policy  A new column in Forbes by Stuart Anderson assessing the new book “Border Wars,” by New York Times reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, highlights the role Stephen Miller plays in advancing … Continue reading »

As Trump Betrays Our Values and the Constitution, Federal Courts Stand Up for Both. Will the Supreme Court?

Courts deal multiple blows to Trump’s ‘policy of exclusion in search of a justification. As Trump’s unilateralism and nativism go into overdrive, a series of court rulings offer a reminder why the judicial branch is an essential backstop for a different vision of the country. Since last Friday, five federal courts have ruled against the … Continue reading »

Another Unprecedented Use of Presidential Power to Get Around Congress on Immigration

Trump Bars Immigrants Without Health Insurance Using Same Authority Used in Travel Ban Late on Friday night, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that bars family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and employees of U.S. companies from coming to the United States with a green card unless they obtain health insurance within … Continue reading »

Trump’s Executive Order Set to “Sabotage” Both Immigration and Healthcare Systems and Could Bar 2/3 Future Legal Immigrants

Leading experts and observers are highlighting the sweeping nature and far-reaching dangers of Trump’s Friday night executive order seeking to bar from the U.S. legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance. Yesterday, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimated that the new proclamation could potentially exclude 2/3 of future immigrants, while a must-read piece … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Columnist Catherine Rampell: “We’re in the midst of Trump’s War on Children”

In a must-read syndicated column entitled, “We’re in the midst of Trump’s War on Children,” the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell draws attention to the Trump administration’s relentless cruelty and the policies that are having harmful effects on children across the U.S. Rampell cites the latest OIG report, detailing the trauma and emotional pain inflicted on … Continue reading »

Pediatricians: Trump Administration is “Anti-Child”

In the wake of the horrendous DHS Inspector General report of the intense trauma experienced by migrant children, a powerful op-ed authored by three pediatricians for the Boston Globe highlights how the Trump administration’s policies and rhetoric directly threaten the health and well-being of children. They demand the administration stop inflicting trauma on children in … Continue reading »

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Citizenship

The following is a statement from Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, regarding the Trump administration’s new citizenship policy:  The Trump administration just issued a new policy that will make it harder for some children of U.S. citizens born abroad to obtain citizenship, including those serving our country through the military or other government service.   … Continue reading »