While much of the opposition to the White House immigration proposal has been focused on the radical slashing of legal immigration levels and a border wall as wasteful and unpopular as it is insulting, little attention has been paid to how the White House’s immigration framework would turbocharge the administration’s strategy to deport undocumented immigrants… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here On a press call today, policy experts analyzed how the family-based immigration system works, and why the Trump Administration’s attempts to destroy this system violate basic American values. A recording of today’s call is available here. After ending protection for Dreamers, some within the Trump Administration are using the crisis… Continue »

Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at the time a catastrophic event –… Continue »

In 2017, the Donald Trump Administration implemented and tried to implement dramatic changes to the US immigration system, banning Muslims, attacking immigrant-friendly cities, deporting parents who had lived in the US for decades who had no criminal record, rescinding DACA, refusing to renew TPS, and much more. Contrary to the “bad hombres” rhetoric that pervaded… Continue »

457 out of 650 arrested in one raid were “collaterals” Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of raids targeting Central American unaccompanied minors and the families that have taken them in. From the ICE press release: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers apprehended 650 individuals during a… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here From day one of his presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump promised broad action on immigration reform. In the past six months, we’ve witnessed a fulfilled promised as Trump and his Administration have made sweeping and unprecedented changes in immigration policy. The changes have reverberated at the local level as… Continue »

Sessions, Bannon and Miller Seek to Overhaul Immigration and Remake America This week, the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants shifted into overdrive. Among the disturbing developments: DACA under threat: The popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is facing an existential threat.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other Republican officials, is demanding that… Continue »

A recording of today’s call can be found here. On a press call today immigration and refugee advocates from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and Center for American Progress (CAP) reacted to the deeply disturbing reports that… Continue »

From the Associated Press this week comes an article from Amy Taxin, who writes that ICE is tracking nearly 970,000 immigrants with prior deportation orders. Eighty-two percent have no criminal record, and ICE wouldn’t say what proportion are being deported. The 970,000 number is a subset of the 2.3 million immigrantsthat were reported last month… Continue »

Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump stated that his Administration’s immigration enforcement would focus on criminals, stating: We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Yet as we have been highlighting,… Continue »