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Zero Tolerance Family Separation

The Vicious Cycle of Lies, Failures, Cruelty and Hypocrisy That Define Trump’s Immigration Strategy

As usual when it comes to immigration, the Trump administration’s lies, incompetence, cruelty and hypocrisy are caught in a vicious cycle of circular logic and cynicism that needs to be unpacked. Take their focus on the border and the families and young people fleeing violence and instability in Central America: 1. Trump’s policies have failed … Continue reading »

Secretary Nielsen Must Resign

“Yesterday was an alarming combination of outright lies, willful ignorance and jaw-dropping incompetence.” On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before the House Homeland Security Committee. Remarkably, she used her appearance to deny the existence and details of the Trump Administration family separation policy. Evidently, she doesn’t care that the American people witnessed children … Continue reading »

The Consequences of Trump’s Deportation Force: Infants in Jail and Miscarriages

The startling revelations of the administration’s senseless attacks on families continue this week with reports that over nine infants under one year old are being kept at the Dilley detention center in Texas without the appropriate resources or care; that a woman gave birth to a stillborn baby while in ICE custody in Texas; and … Continue reading »

What We Learned and Still Don’t Know Following Yesterday’s Hearing on Trump Family Separation Policy

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on Trump’s family separation policy with key government witnesses from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Border Patrol, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and Health and Human Services (HHS).  Despite serious and lasting harm in separating children, key officials admitted they did not express concern over … Continue reading »

TWEETS: During HJC Hearing on Family Separation, ICE/CBP/DOJ/HHS Officials Punt Blame

The full House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance family separation policy today, as part of an ongoing Democratic effort to finally bring accountability to the practice that has separated thousands of migrant families. As our own DHS Watch this morning noted, today’s hearing was notable partly because it featured former … Continue reading »

Oversight Continues: Trump Family Separation Policy Faces Scrutiny in House Judiciary Hearing and Oversight Markup Today

“We are just beginning to get a picture of how this catastrophic child separation policy was allowed to be implemented, who raised red flags, and who ignored red flags, but there is much more to learn…” – Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch Today the full House Judiciary Committee will convene an oversight hearing on the Trump … Continue reading »

Family Separation Continues With No Process & No Accountability

Over six months after the Trump administration was forced to “end” the policy of family separation of migrants, following massive public outcry, Alan Gomez of USA Today and a new report by the Texas Civil Rights Project expose that the administration is still needlessly and quietly ripping apart families. The Texas Civil Rights Project’s new … Continue reading »

TWEETS: View our coverage of the House Dem Majority’s first hearing on family separations

Today’s hearing in the House Energy and Commerce committee was the first hearing on family separations called by the new Democratic House majority. Oversight was the name of the game: what objections to the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy were raised, and who knew about it? On the GOP side, Republicans went out of their … Continue reading »

Ahead of Family Separation Hearing, Rachel Maddow Highlights Trump’s Hypocrisy and Convenient Amnesia

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding an oversight hearing today on the horrors of the Trump administration’s devastating family separation policy, following an unbelievable display of hypocrisy from Trump during his State of the Union address. As America’s Voice Deputy Director Pili Tobar put it: If Trump actually believed that all children are … Continue reading »

House Begins Oversight Hearings of Trump Family Separation Policy

“This is the start of the accountability process to understand what’s happening, the damage being done, and how we may correct and prevent it in the future.” – Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch    Tomorrow (Feb.7), the new House Democratic majority will hold its first hearing on the inhumane Trump family separation policy in the Energy … Continue reading »