Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, DHS Secretary General John Kelly relied on Trump Administration talking points, claiming that ICE is targeting “criminals, multiple convictions.” He denied that ICE targets everyone or that his agency goes after those with no criminal record, stating, “It’s got to be something else.” His claims are demonstrably false.… Continue »

For the last few months, Donald Trump has been running a mass deportation agenda that has terrified communities, separated families, and made it clear that all undocumented immigrants in the US are now at risk of deportation. Last week, we published a blog post about four immigrant parents living in different parts of the country, who have… Continue »

As we highlighted yesterday, hopes that Secretary Kelly would be a voice of reason on immigration in the Trump administration are fading quickly, as Kelly deploys his agents to aggressively enforce President Trump’s cruel immigration policies. In a new piece, the New York Times editorial board says “Kelly is missing in action” on immigration, and criticizes… Continue »

When it comes to US immigration policy, what Trump has said is that he wants to deport “bad hombres” in order to better protect Americans. What Trump, abetted by DHS Secretary John Kelly, has done in practice is devise and implement some of the cruelest possible ways to sow fear among immigrants and separate their… Continue »

Administration Officials Say ‘Criminals,’ While Their Memos Say No One is Exempt Washington, DC – Leading editorial boards are condemning the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation laid out in the new DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, said “The White House and DHS continue… Continue »

Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementation memos on immigration enforcement lay out the Trump Administration’s detailed blueprint for mass deportation. While White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today attempted to deny and obfuscate this fact, leading media observers are seeing through Spicer’s attempt to throw sand in their faces. Below are just… Continue »

This morning, Associated Press reported that a draft memo, written by DHS Secretary John Kelly, makes the case for deploying 100,000 National Troops to arrest undocumented immigrants in multiple states. While that issue has received enormous attention, the memo proposes far-reaching immigration policy and practice changes. The key issues include border security, detention, asylum, deportations and more. In order… Continue »

Needs to Answer for National Guard Memo, Misconduct by Agents, Raids that Swept Up Low Priority Individuals This morning, Associated Press reports that a draft memo, written by DHS Secretary John Kelly, makes the case for deploying 100,000 National Troops to arrest undocumented immigrants in multiple states. This news comes after a week of chaos that erupted as a… Continue »

On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing, here are three key questions for General Kelly to answer regarding important policies that fall under the purview of DHS. We expect Democrats… Continue »

With General John Kelly Trump’s official pick to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), here are three key questions we want him to answer: Will you counsel President Trump to keep the DACA program for Dreamers in place? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, helping to drive economic growth,… Continue »