Senior Justice Department Official: “I’ve told you I have trained 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in immigration law’’ Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration had ramped up efforts targeting young people who fled violence in Central America for deportation. While the administration insists those targeted in the most recent enforcement actions have exhausted all legal… Continue »

Earlier today, House Democrats held a press conference to introduce the “Fair Day In Court For Kids Act,” legislation to ensure vulnerable children in immigration proceedings receive access to legal counsel. “We have a moral obligation to ensure these children and other vulnerable populations seeking our nation’s protection receive due process, and are not merely… Continue »

14 immigration and community leaders were arrested during a demonstration in front of the White House today protesting the Obama Administration’s ICE raids targeting Central American families fleeing death and violence. “Look around you, and you will see 83 crosses. These crosses stand for 83 immigrant deaths that took place in 2014. All 83 immigrants… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, the differences between Republicans and Democrats couldn’t be more clear. Every time we think the GOP field has reached a new low, they get worse. Some talk mass deportation. For others, it’s self-deportation. But they all want to block DAPA and end DACA and oppose a pathway to citizenship for… Continue »

A federal judge has slapped down — yet again — Texas’s latest attempt to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the state. US District Court Judge David Godbey ruled state officials ultimately failed to prove these families would cause “irreparable injury” to Texas, and that it is the federal government’s job to assess that… Continue »

Does the name “CIS” ring an anti-immigrant bell? The group, created by white nationalist John Tanton, is probably best known for handcrafting the notorious “self-deportation” strategy that helped tank Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential bid among Latino, Asian, and immigrant voters. Congressional Republicans, having not learned any lessons from their 2012 presidential level shellacking, once again invited… Continue »

Petition Obama To Stop Immigration Radis

Immigrant rights groups delivered a massive 136,000 petition signatures to the White House yesterday calling on President Obama to stop the ICE raids targeting vulnerable Central American refugees for deportation. Join us today to deliver the signatures of 136,000 Americans asking POTUS to #StopTheRaids! #FamiliesFightBack pic.twitter.com/hTGA5L5PHX — RI4A (@RI4A) February 2, 2016 We’re glad to… Continue »

Earlier today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed an upcoming, Republican-led Judiciary Committee hearing on Central American refugees, saying it lacks any “serious attempt to legislate” and will only serve to “continue to feed the hucksterism and red meat politics that Americans hate.” Rep. Gutiérrez addressed the very real-life situation of immigrants living in fear across communities as… Continue »

Last night, we learned that the Obama administration has ramped up efforts targeting young people who fled violence, for deportation. In Raleigh, North Carolina, a high school student who left Honduras in 2014 was arrested on his parents’ front steps and faces deportation to that crime-ravaged nation.  In Charlotte, young men who fled violence in El Salvador were… Continue »

On Tuesday, hundreds of demonstrators in San Francisco and Los Angeles held simultaneous actions in protest of recent ICE immigration raids targeting Central American women and children fleeing violence. In downtown San Francisco, 200 demonstrators protested in front of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. Ultimately, 16 of the protesters who had chained themselves… Continue »