“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 »

In a new piece for Buzzfeed, Hamed Aleaziz spotlights an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo that unmasks the administration’s cruel and deliberate push to deport as many immigrants as possible. The memo not only encourages attorneys to ignore requests for leniency, but also to reopen any closed cases in order to deport those who… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

Despite tough talk on criminals, ICE under the Trump administration has ramped up arrests and deportations of non-criminals, but barely increased the arrest and deportation of criminals.  Comparing ICE arrest data from October 2016 through June 2017 and the same period one year later (October 2017 through June 2018) the Associated Press (AP) found that… Continue »

CNN’s Tal Kopan spotlights another disturbing example of the Trump Administration’s cruelty — in the name of the American people In a piece filed late yesterday, CNN’s Tal Kopan draws attention to the latest horrifying tactic employed by ICE under the Trump administration — using detained children as bait in order to arrest family members… Continue »

Using a uniquely broad authority – certification – to unilaterally reconsider cases already reviewed by non-politically appointed judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Attorney General Sessions issued a decision yesterday that once again limits the independence of immigration judges by narrowing the circumstances under which they may terminate certain cases before them. He… Continue »

Eugene Robinson on Denial of Passports to Mexican-Americans in South Texas: “vile, unadulterated racism” Kevin Sieff of the Washington Post exposed the latest Trump administration push to criminalize people of color and immigrants, even if they are U.S. citizens. The outrage in response has been nationwide and palpable. Below, we excerpt some of the latest… Continue »

Washington Post Highlights New Trump Crackdown Targeting U.S. Citizens A disturbing story in the Washington Post story, entitled “U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question,” highlights a new front in the Trump administration’s efforts to “other” people of color and immigrants, even if they are U.S. citizens. As… Continue »