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 »

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“…this was a month of relentless anti-immigrant and anti-immigration cruelty, even by the standards of  this administration. All of it came as our fellow Americans in El Paso buried their dead…” The month of August began with a devastating act of violence, as a terrorist targeting immigrants and Latinos took the lives of 22 people… Continue »

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They have begun to kill us. That is the conclusion of anyone who has closely followed the chronicle of intimidations specifically targeting immigrants as well as the Hispanic community over the last three years. One does not have to think too hard about the difficult situation the presidential rhetoric has put us in—immigrants or not,… Continue »

“Miller is the captain of this ship. The question is whether the vessel for his sadistic cruelty — Trump and the GOP — can survive the voyage” – Frank Sharry Two front-pagers from the Washington Post and New York Times put the spotlight on Stephen Miller this weekend, revealing what we basically already understood: Miller… Continue »

Fear is the Cornerstone of the Trump/Miller Policy and Electoral Strategy The Trump administration’s immigration radicalism and cruelty is taking a toll on children. Just look at the implications and examples from immigration stories from the past few days: Stephen Miller and allies intent on blocking immigrant children from attending school. As Bloomberg reports in… Continue »

Trump and His Enablers Running Over American Values, Freedom and History In response to the Trump public charge rule – an effort to radically reshape American immigration along lines of race and wealth – and Ken Cuccinelli’s already infamous mischaracterization of the Emma Lazarus poem and America’s immigration tradition, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright… Continue »

WSJ editorial board: “The rule looks like one more attempt by White House adviser Stephen Miller to make America a country of no more immigrants.” In the days following the announcement of the Trump administration’s new public charge rule, leading national observers and editorial boards are making a point to spotlight the dangers of this… Continue »

Embossed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” are the founding ideals of America, unless you’re a member of the Trump administration, as we learned yesterday. In an interview with CNN, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of… Continue »

More Than Half of Current Immigrants Could be Affected Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it would publish a final regulation that, according to the Migration Policy Institute, “gives the administration enormous discretion to deny admission to intending immigrants with incomes or financial assets below 250 percent of the poverty line (about $62,000 for a… Continue »

“They failed in Congress, repeatedly. Now, they are sneaking through the back door to accomplish by fiat what they could not achieve by legislation” In response to the Trump administration’s radical “public charge” regulation, the consequences and motives are becoming clear. With respect to its many consequences, one is that the new rule could slash… Continue »