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ICYMI: New Yorker on “Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee from Almost Certain Death”

“Wittingly or not, [government officials] and their departments have been co-opted into a campaign to extradite an innocent man to almost certain death, in order to make a racist talking point appear to be slightly less of a fiction.”  A disturbing New Yorker article highlights how the Trump Administration is planning on deporting an Iraqi … Continue reading »

“This is a departure from an American spirit of helping refugees” – Leading Voices Condemn TX Governor Abbott for Refugee Decision

“Abbott is a coward and diminishes Texas’ history and tradition as big, proud and confident enough to welcome refugees” Leading observers are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for siding with nationalist White House advisor Stephen Miller and turning his back on refugees and the state’s best interests and traditions. Among the litany of voices criticizing … Continue reading »

Trump Plan to Send Mexican Asylum Seekers from The Border to Guatemala is Latest Cruel and Chaotic Effort to Gut Asylum Under U.S. Law

The Trump Administration’s plan to send Mexican asylum-seekers to Guatemala is being widely condemned as the latest cruel and chaotic effort to deny due process and a fair chance at asylum for vulnerable people.  The plan for Mexican asylum-seekers mirrors the situation for Central American asylum seekers, who through such policies as MPP and the … Continue reading »

Immigration: Decade in Review

What happened on immigration in the 2010s? In the last ten years, immigration advocates have fought for immigration reform and DACA and against Trump’s many terrible anti-immigrant policies. Immigrant-led organizations, state-based groups, legal aid organizations, and others have won significant victories while pushing back nativist changes. Here’s a list of the biggest, most significant, and … Continue reading »

2019 Year Review: Three Years In, Trump’s Assault on Immigrants is Only Intensifying

Originally published as a mid-year review on July 28, 2019; updated on December 18, 2019 From the moment Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator to launch his presidential bid in 2015, his attacks on immigrants have been unrelenting. Throughout 2019, the Trump Administration continued its cruel pattern of kicking out immigrants already here and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Forcing the White House to disclose truth on immigration”

“The only way you can hold those agencies accountable to Congress and the public is if they are transparent and honest about the reasons why they do things.” In an article for the Financial Times, reporter Madison Darbyshire takes a dive into the legal battles that have brought to light how the Trump administration has … Continue reading »

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 »