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ICYMI: New York Times Editorial: “Secretary Kelly Is Missing in Action on Immigration”

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 reading »

Latest in Trump/Kelly Extreme Immigration Plans: Separate Parents, Children at the Border

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 reading »

Editorial Boards Condemn Trump Administration Mass Deportation Blueprint

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 reading »

Despite White House and DHS Spin, Media Gets How the DHS Memos Declare Open Season on 11 Million Immigrants

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 reading »

Friday Office Hours: Legal and Policy Experts Break Down the Leaked DHS Memo

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 reading »

Momento de la verdad para John Kelly, secretario de Seguridad Nacional

Necesita responder en torno al memorádum sobre la Guardia Nacional, la mala conducta de sus agentes y las redadas para llevarse a personas de baja prioridad Esta mañana, AP informa que el borrador de un memorándum, escrito por el secretario de Seguridad Nacional, John Kelly, presenta el argumento de desplegar 100,000 tropas nacionales para arrestar a inmigrantes indocumentados … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth for DHS Secretary Kelly

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 reading »

Three Key Questions for DHS Nominee Gen. Kelly Ahead of Tuesday Senate Confirmation Hearing: DACA, Deportation Priorities, and Central American Policy

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 reading »

Three Key Questions for DHS Nominee Gen. Kelly: DACA, Deportation Priorities, and Central American Policy

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 reading »

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