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WaPo: White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say

Acting Secretary “angered by what she felt was a politically driven intrusion” “They put massive pressure on her,” said another former administration official with knowledge of the call.  Raises Serious Concerns About DHS Secretary Nominee Nielsen who has “unwavering loyalty” to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly The Washington Post published a piece flagging the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading »

John Kelly Ordered ICE to Portray Immigrants as Criminals in Order to Justify Raids

All year, Donald Trump’s mass deportation force has been rounding up tens of thousands of immigrant mothers and fathers who have committed no crimes. Now, it turns out former DHS chief John Kelly was behind an effort to plant a false narrative to justify their arrests. The evidence is laid about in a piece by … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dara Lind at Vox: “What John Kelly’s final ICE raid tells us about Trump’s new chief of staff”

In her latest piece for Vox, Dara Lind sinks her teeth into yesterday’s report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that a recent nationwide raid went wildly off the rails. Not only did Kelly’s agents target Central Americans who fled to the United States for safety – people we typically call “refugees” – but the vast majority of those … Continue reading »

Key Observers: Gen. Kelly is More Enabler of Trump’s Radicalism than Sensible Voice of Reason

The appointment of General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff has been greeted in some quarters as a victory for rational decision-making in a presidency defined by dysfunction. Yet General Kelly’s recent tenure at Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in which he presided over and defended an unprecedented crackdown against undocumented immigrants, should … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts To John Kelly Selection For Chief of Staff

The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, regarding the selection of former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly for Chief of Staff: We had hope for General Kelly when he became DHS Secretary, but we have been deeply disappointed. We thought he’d be an ‘adult … Continue reading »

Editorials Commend Sen. Graham for Action, Condemn Sec. Kelly for Inaction for Dreamers

Last week, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act 2017, legislation that is intended to be a roadmap to legal permanent status and citizenship fro Dreamers. Advocates and immigrants hailed the legislation — but one person who expressed opposition was DHS Secretary John Kelly, who said he supported Donald Trump’s … Continue reading »

On Immigration, John Kelly is No leader, Instead Follows Trump, Sessions Blindly

Yesterday, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, an important piece of legislation that faces an important year, as DACA becomes increasingly threatened and Dreamers face the possibility of deportation. The Dream Act should be a no-brainer: it takes immigrant youth who are American in all but name … Continue reading »

Today Is the Day DHS Secretary Kelly Confirmed that the Trump Administration is Intent on Mass Deportation

CHC meeting shows Kelly to the perfect pitchman for the radical Trump agenda During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon DHS Secretary John Kelly signaled the following: DACA threatened: The future of DACA, the program that has unlocked opportunities for nearly 800,000 Dreamers, will be decided in the coming weeks by … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary John Kelly is Either Confused or He’s Lying

Kelly claims he can’t use discretion in cases like that of Jesus Lara Lopez in Ohio, but the exercise of discretion in such cases has been a longstanding DHS practice DHS Secretary John Kelly is either confused or lying about his authority to use prosecutorial discretion in individual deportation cases. Last Friday, a ProPublica article revealed a … Continue reading »

Why Are President Trump and DHS Secretary Kelly Deporting Real Life and Everyday Heroes?

Lynn Tramonte: Now “mind-numbingly common” to learn about deportations targeting the “very types of people our country should celebrate, not deport” U.S. military recruits hailing from countries throughout the world. A prominent Syrian pro-democratic activist. A Ground Zero clean-up worker who sacrificed his health to help America rebuild after 9/11. An Iraqi who aided in … Continue reading »

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