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Do Immigrants Enjoy Due Process in Deportation Cases? Not Exactly

John Kelly Thinks Immigration Judges’ Orders Should Be Final, Thomas Homan Thinks Immigrants Get Due Process; Here’s Why Neither is True Donald Trump is enacting his mass deportation agenda, and many of the people being deported fit a specific profile: they are mothers and fathers who have committed no major crimes, they’ve often been checking … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Redefines Immigration “Priorities” to Mean Everyone is at Risk

Homan says what we all know: everyone is fair game for deportation; removals of non-criminals are up because we’ve gone “from zero to 100” Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan testified about budget priorities in front of the House Appropriations Committee yesterday, and confirmed what advocates and deportation statistics have already shown. The Trump Administration is deporting … Continue reading »

ICYMI: John Kelly the “Grownup”? Forget It — Homeland Security Chief Turns Out to be Another Trump Zealot

Digby: “Kelly is a genuine Trump guy” In her latest piece for Salon, Heather Digby Parton dives into Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s all-too-eager implementation of President Donald Trump’s radical immigration policies. It’s a must read. The article is excerpted below and available online here. Over the weekend, Politico reported that Democrats are becoming … Continue reading »

Secretary Kelly is Wrong Again — Claims Certain Immigrants ICE Picks Up Are Out in “Hour or So”

Secretary John Kelly, in his short tenure as chief of the Department of Homeland Security, has said a lot of misinformed things about immigration and deportation. He’s repeatedly claimed that his agents only focus on deporting immigrants who have committed crimes, a statement which unfortunately is proven untrue every day. Today, while testifying about budget … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “No Secretary Kelly, The Immigration Law Does Not Deport People, You Do”

Later this week, DHS Secretary John Kelly will again testify on Capitol Hill in support of the Trump Administration’s request for billions of dollars to deport millions of immigrants. We expect Secretary Kelly to again defend his agents’ abuses and repeat the bogus claim that his deportation force is focused on serious criminals rather than … Continue reading »

Advocates, Democrats to John Kelly: Use Powers of Discretion on Immigration and Deportation

Advocates have not been happy with DHS Secretary John Kelly and his blind implementation of Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. Neither are Senate Democrats, according to a new Huffington Post piece by Elise Foley. In January, 37 Senate Democrats voted to confirm Kelly. But what they thought they would get from him — a man of … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who Is John Kelly And How Can He Decide the Fate of Millions of Immigrants?

Secretary John Kelly is the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the top immigration official in the Trump Administration. He is the person ultimately in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and other organizations under DHS. These organizations … Continue reading »

Latest Deportation Cases Remind Us that Sec. Kelly Is Not Telling the Truth on Immigration Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spent much of last week testifying on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Trump Administration’s budget request for billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation agenda. He was quick to defend his agents, demonize immigrants, and repeat the bogus claim that his deportation force is … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary Kelly On Kids Who Flee Violence of Central America and Seek Safety and Family in America: “This is a Huge Scam”

John Kelly reveals his true colors Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was on Capitol Hill this week testifying in front of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Early in Trump’s presidency, many hoped Kelly would turn out to be an “adult in the room” who … Continue reading »

Calling Out Secretary Kelly on ICE Targets and Tactics

Despite Sec. Kelly’s Spin During Capitol Hill Testimony, More Disturbing Examples of ICE Targets Show Real World Reality Doesn’t Match Rhetoric The Trump Administration’s FY18 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request seeks billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation force and policy. Yesterday and today, during testimony before the House and Senate appropriations committees, DHS Secretary … Continue reading »

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