We Need Common Sense, Effective and Humane Solutions Last night, the President issued a memorandum that purports to be a solution to the increasing number of families seeking asylum at our southern border by imposing fees on asylum seekers, ending work permits for asylum seekers to support themselves while awaiting decisions on their cases, limiting… Continue »

Greg Sargent’s newest column for the Washington Post puts Trump’s lies on full display as he tries to appeal to voters by touting a policy that isn’t in place. In Wisconsin, Trump was feeding voters a diet of lies and cruelty to get their applause at a rally. The President feels emboldened, pumped up by… Continue »

More Failure On Its Way At The Border The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the new restrictions on asylum seekers proposed by the Trump Administration. New restrictions on asylum encapsulate the vicious cruelty, failed policy, and cynical political motivations that define all things Trump and immigration.… Continue »

A story today in The Intercept reveals that a security contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took the time to meticulously catalog a series of protests against the President’s family separation policy and report those protests preemptively to all DHS staffers and law enforcement across the country. The events – 300 community-based rallies… Continue »

President Trump is once again paving the way for a new form of family separation. Just days after Acting-DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan insisted that the policy was no longer on the table President Trump insisted on tipping his hand previewing the next step in Family separation 2.0.  On Sunday, he called Fox News and told… Continue »

A few weeks ago, President Trump said, “[W]e should get rid of [immigration] judges.” Although immigration law bars him from doing so through executive action, yesterday Politico reported that, “The Homeland Security Department is weighing a plan to bypass immigration courts and remove undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they’ve been present continuously in the U.S.… Continue »

“This is Stephen Miller’s way of operationalizing his immigration strategy to ‘make America White again.’ – Douglas Rivlin Yesterday, in a story about White House advisor Stephen Miller taking personal interest in certain deportation cases, Politico quoted an unnamed White House former staffer saying, “It’s not an overstatement to say Stephen Miller wakes up every… Continue »

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As we’ve been highlighting, Trump is failing at the border and has zero idea what to do as his hardline deterrence-only policies aren’t working to stem the volume of asylum-seeking families. Instead of exploring the types of practical policies that a more sane administration would pursue, Trump is hellbent on injecting more chaos, more inhumanity,… Continue »

The following are statements by DHS Watch in response to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s proposed regulation together with an impending Presidential proclamation that will create unprecedented and legally suspect bars to asylum. Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS Watch, and former USCIS Chief Counsel, said: With this regulation and the expected Presidential proclamation,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, leading immigration, border security and national security experts gathered on a press call sponsored by America’s Voice and National Security Action to discuss the Trump administration’s conflation of immigration and national security issues.   The Trump administration continues to point to a DHS report linking… Continue »