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As Trump Administration Seeks to Rev Up Deportation Machinery, Congress Needs to Provide Accountability, Not More Funding

As Administration Continues to Push False Public Safety Narrative, Arrests of Non-Criminals Skyrocket; DOJ Erodes Immigration Judges’ Independence; and DHS Threatens to Expand Immigration Jails and Workplace Raids – Showing Complete Politicization of Federal Immigration Policy The Trump Administration’s mass deportation policy has been on display over the past nine months, with cruel and un-American consequences. In … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families

Yesterday, USA Today published an Alan Gomez interview with acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan in which Homan promised that the Administration’s immigration crackdown was just getting started: MIAMI — In the seven months since Thomas Homan was appointed to carry out President Trump’s promises to crack down on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., he … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

Sessions, Homan Are Threatening Sanctuary Cities — But Law So Far Has Been on Immigrants’ Side

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates immigrants, so it’s been no surprise that he also hates so-called “sanctuary cities” — places that allow immigrants to live in peace as long as they don’t commit any crimes. Sessions and the Trump Administration have tried to implement an executive order against sanctuary cities, threatened local officials with federal … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan and TX Lt. Gov. Patrick Shamelessly Exploit Deaths of Migrants

The deaths of 10 migrants, found inside a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio this weekend, is a human tragedy. Apparently, immigration hardliners believe that no tragedy should go to waste. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan stated: Those folks that want to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, this is what happens. … Continue reading »

Trump’s Political Police Force Plans to Move Against America’s Cities

Yesterday, The Hill reported that the Trump administration plans to use federal law enforcement agents in a campaign against American cities and counties who have challenged the Trump Administration’s mass deportation agenda. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan laid out a plan to send hundreds of ICE agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” across the nation in what appears … Continue reading »

As ICE Continues Indiscriminate Deportations, More Reminders of Toll on American Families, Communities, and Values

ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan’s testimony before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee last week laid bare the Trump Administration’s radical deportation policy. In contrast with the usual spin that we hear from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly that they are targeting public safety threats, Homan made it clear that the ICE strategy is to indiscriminately … Continue reading »

ICE Makes Clear Every Undocumented Immigrant is Fair Game for Deportation: More Examples

When it comes to its immigration enforcement strategy, the Trump Administration and its allies like to pretend that they are focusing on bad people. Witness the frequent rhetoric from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly, ICE’s misleading statistical spin, and Speaker Paul Ryan’s dismissive response to the idea of a deportation force. That’s why ICE acting Director … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Redefines Immigration “Priorities” to Mean Everyone is at Risk

Homan says what we all know: everyone is fair game for deportation; removals of non-criminals are up because we’ve gone “from zero to 100” Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan testified about budget priorities in front of the House Appropriations Committee yesterday, and confirmed what advocates and deportation statistics have already shown. The Trump Administration is deporting … Continue reading »

ICE Director On Deporting Immigrants With No Criminal Record: “We Shouldn’t Wait for Them to Become a Criminal”

**This statement has been updated and corrected ** In testimony before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee today, ICE acting Director Thomas Homan laid bare the Trump Administration’s radical views on immigration enforcement. Ted Hesson of Politico captured Homan’s key comments this way: If we find someone in the country illegally, we’re going to put … Continue reading »