A new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General’s review of the family separation crisis includes an array of damning details that underscore the cruelty, dehumanization, and indifference exhibited by our government. Yet the Trump administration’s shameful treatment of immigrant and asylum-seeking children is not a story just... Continue »
“Trump’s Nativism is Strategic and Purposeful” Over the weekend, Caitlin Dickerson of the New York Times broke the news that hundreds of children in government custody have been moved in secret and at night to a tent city in Tornillo, Texas. The story highlights that the Trump Administration now... Continue »
Frank Sharry on Latest FOIA Memo Evidence that DHS Secretary Nielsen and Others Knew About Family Separations in Advance Despite her statements to the contrary, a newly-released April 2018 memo from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes clear that the Trump administration was fully aware that family separations... Continue »
CNN’s Tal Kopan spotlights another disturbing example of the Trump Administration’s cruelty — in the name of the American people In a piece filed late yesterday, CNN’s Tal Kopan draws attention to the latest horrifying tactic employed by ICE under the Trump administration — using detained children as bait... Continue »
Parents Who Raise “Red Flags” Deemed Ineligible for Reunification Without Process That Comports With Basic Child Welfare Principles As hundreds of children continue to suffer in federal government facilities, the Trump administration continues to deem some parents “ineligible” to be reunited with their children based on criteria that neither... Continue »
Leading political observers are pointing to Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants as a major factor in his sinking poll numbers and the GOP’s sinking prospects in the midterms. A front page article in Sunday’s New York Times by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, entitled “The Economy Is Humming, but Trump... Continue »
Trump’s politically appointed director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) — Scott Lloyd — charged with caring for immigrant children in federal government custody has, once again, failed to consider the best interests of children.   According to CNN today: A record number of immigrant children are in... Continue »
But, other separated families continue to face a tough road ahead After more than a year of an informal and formal family separation policy — marked by the separation of almost 3,000 children from parents with no system to eventually reunite them, the prosecution and detention of parents for... Continue »
Trump Obsession Against Immigrants Threatens Public Safety as Hurricanes Bear Down The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, regarding Politico’s Ted Hesson scoop that, as hurricane season commenced, the Trump administration drained FEMA’s response-and-recovery fund of $10 million to increase their capacity to... Continue »
Nation Recoils at Trump’s Immigration Radicalism A new editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times, pivoting off recent remarks by Trump official Mick Mulvaney, is entitled, “Like the way America’s going? Not when families have been torn apart.” It captures the disconnect between Trump administration happy talk and voters’ anger at... Continue »