Parecía prácticamente imposible que cientos de familias separadas durante el gobierno anterior se pudieran reunir de nuevo alguna vez. En medio de una cruel retórica antiinmigrante, de una política de “tolerancia cero” en la frontera y, sobre todo, de una Casa Blanca tomada por la xenofobia durante cuatro largos años, la esperanza de que padres… Continue »

Washington, DC — President Biden’s administration is making progress in cleaning up the mess left by the Trump administration’s neglect, mismanagement and cruelty. This week, the world is watching as families are reunited for the first time since they were separated under Trump’s disgraceful family separation policy. And now, we are seeing the number of… Continue »

Because of the incredible work from the groups Al Otro Lado, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, and Families Belong Together, Sandra Ortíz and Bryan Chávez were reunited yesterday after spending three long years separated due to Trump’s zero tolerance policy.  Although the significance of seeing this family’s reunification cannot be overstated, it still comes with the… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “We need to build a forward-looking and modern immigration system rather than revert to the depravity and failure of the Trump years or taking seriously Republicans who want only to play politics and embrace the indefensible.” As Republican congressional delegations continued to head to our southern border to stoke fear during right wing… Continue »

On kids separated from parents, Trump: “They are so well taken care of.” Biden: “It violates every notion of who we are as a nation. It’s criminal.” In response to the immigration questions at last night’s debate, Donald Trump revealed who he is and what his administration is about. And Joe Biden revealed who we… Continue »

Trump’s infamous family separation policy is still haunting us, and after new court documents revealed that the parents of 545 children that have still not been united with their children and are unable to be located, leaders and observers are rightfully outraged. In a statement by Vice President Joe Biden, “It’s an outrage, a moral… Continue »

Every new revelation about Trump’s family separation policy confirms why it is one of the worst human rights atrocities committed by our government in modern American history.  It cries out for action on two fronts: 1) a government-led effort to do everything possible to reunite and support the families that were torn apart by state-sanctioned… Continue »

“At a bare minimum, let’s hold those who commit wicked deeds in our names and with our tax dollars accountable in the 2020 election”   Stunning. During the Senate Judiciary Hearings, Amy Coney Barrett refused to denounce Trump’s family separation policy that has ripped more than 5,500 children away from their families, some never to… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Our nation will not heal from the moral depravity of Trumpism unless and until we face up to what we as a nation have done.”   A horrifying New York Times report on draft findings from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice reveals that DOJ leaders were “a driving force” in… Continue »

Senator Cornyn is the President’s key wingman, unwilling to challenge Trump, even over the treatment of vulnerable children. As we’ve been highlighting (here, here and here) , the Trump administration has been using the cover of the elecpandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to… Continue »