“Plan would bar people who enter illegally from getting asylum” In a must-read exclusive, Vox’s Dara Lind reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drafted a regulation that would bar most of those fleeing horrific violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from being recognized as refugees in the United States. The draft regulation is… Continue »

The announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that most asylum seekers fleeing domestic and gang violence will no longer qualify for asylum protection in the U.S. is another in a string of cruel immigration announcements by the Trump Administration, America’s Voice Education Fund said today. Also yesterday, AG Sessions announced a new push to denaturalize… Continue »

Frank Sharry reacts to new family separation policy Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced a “zero tolerance” border policy that will result in adults being separated from their children and prosecuted criminally. This is a radical expansion of a strategy that this administration has been testing, and denying. Now, they… Continue »

The Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in on the disturbing announcement from Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration yesterday that will result in the purposeful separation of parents from their children. Read excerpts of the LA Times editorial below, “What kind of country would tear apart and lock up families fleeing violence in their homelands? Ours”: Atty. Gen. Jeff… Continue »

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended DACA and unless they come up with a better rationale in 90 days, the Administration must not only continue DACA for current beneficiaries, but it must accept new applications as well. The ruling – just the latest in a string of… Continue »

Due process be damned.  Once again, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his position as the nation’s top law enforcement officer to implement the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant political agenda.  The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration will pressure U.S. immigration judges to process cases faster by establishing a quota system tied to their annual performance reviews,… Continue »

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has filed a lawsuit against the state of California over pro-immigrant laws that protect Californians from the abuses of immigration enforcement officials. This lawsuit is the latest reminder of the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants and its efforts to spread fear and separate families. It is an anti-immigrant attack… Continue »

California laws are getting in the way of the Trump Administration’s ongoing war against immigrants This week, the long-simmering battle between the Trump Administration and California over so-called “sanctuary cities” — also called “safe cities” — escalated when the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Golden State over three different safety-focused laws the… Continue »

In a new interview with NPR All Things Considered, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses — clearly and persuasively — the implications of the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against California’s immigration policies and doubles down on the state’s safety first policies: …We’re simply doing what the 10th Amendment allows every state to… Continue »

Lawsuit vs. California about stoking culture war and political attack ads, not public safety The news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing the state of California over several pro-immigrant policies is just the latest reminder that the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants is more about stoking a culture war, setting up political attack ads,… Continue »