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Trump Immigration Changes

By the Numbers: The Real Trump Immigration and Border Record is One of Failure, Cruelty, and Chaos

There is No Long Term Strategy, Just a Short Term Political Charade The Trump administration, led by Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, is once again engaged in audacious spin and an effort to paper over their failed record by claiming “staggering” success along the border. But the Trump administration’s record is permanently defined by its … Continue reading »

Must-Read from HuffPost Highline on Trump’s “Invisible Wall” to Keep Out Immigrants

A new, deeply-researched article by Rachel Morris in HuffPost’s longform Highline makes the troubling case that despite President Trump’s failure to construct the actual promised border wall, anti-immigrant obsessives and restrictionists within the Trump administration have nonetheless managed to build an “invisible wall” to keep out immigrants: In the two years and 308 days that … Continue reading »

Vox’s Nicole Narea: “The demise of America’s asylum system under Trump, explained”

Narea: “The US asylum system has almost become unrecognizable.” In a detailed explainer, Nicole Narea from Vox breaks down the demise of the U.S. asylum system under Trump and the Republicans. A country that once opened its arms to immigrants seeking refuge and fleeing persecution, has now shut its doors over the last three years, … Continue reading »

By the Numbers: Trump’s Real Immigration Record A Year Out from 2020

Last week, we fact checked the Trump re-election campaign’s television ad lie that he has “cut illegal immigration in half.” As we noted, the ad compares the Trump record to the Trump record (comparing May 2019 numbers to September 2019 numbers), while relying on the less-than-neutral arbiters of Fox News and Trump acolyte and nativist … Continue reading »

Acting USCIS Director Cuccinelli Refuses to Commit to Protecting Sick Children From Threat of Deportation

On Wednesday, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli testified before Congress about his decision to end deferred action for critically ill children and their families. He admitted it was his decision to end this USCIS policy, reiterated that it was the current Acting Secretary’s decision to reinstate it, and refused to commit to keeping the policy … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dara Lind: “Trump’s Asylum Ban Could Apply Retroactively to Thousands of Migrants Even Though Officials Promised It Wouldn’t”

Dara Lind, writing for ProPublica, reveals the latest development in the Trump administration’s inhumane and xenophobic policies: Asylum-seekers, forced to return to Mexico to await their hearings under the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, may now be ineligible for asylum because of their stint in Mexico.  As Lind explains, “The source of the confusion is … Continue reading »

Former Government Officials Condemn Trump Administration for Slamming Door on Refugees and Damaging America’s Moral Leadership

This week, 18 faith and civic leaders were arrested at the U.S. Capitol protesting to draw attention to the Trump Administration’s plans to slash America’s refugee program. Remarkably, one of those arrested, Anne Richard, ran the refugee resettlement program for the Department of State for many years and left out of disgust at the decimation … Continue reading »

Refugees Beware: Trump Doesn’t Welcome You

Politico’s Ted Hesson’s recent article highlights the disastrous reality that has encompassed the world: America, once known as a safe haven for refugees has shut its doors, knocking the U.S. off its pedestal for being a worldwide leader for asylum seekers and refugees. While effectively ending refugee resettlement, Trump’s deranged asylum process is also leaving … Continue reading »