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Trump Immigration Changes

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 »

ICYMI: Vox: “Trump just quietly cut legal immigration by up to 65%”

Trump, yet again, is a pawn to Stephen Miller’s dangerous and neurotic dream to restrict legal immigration, as Vox’s Nicole Narea details in a recent article regarding Trump’s proclamation barring immigrants without health insurance from entering the U.S. indefinitely. Trump is making the unprecedented the precedent, as he continually abuses and misuses presidential power to … Continue reading »

Another Unprecedented Use of Presidential Power to Get Around Congress on Immigration

Trump Bars Immigrants Without Health Insurance Using Same Authority Used in Travel Ban Late on Friday night, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that bars family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and employees of U.S. companies from coming to the United States with a green card unless they obtain health insurance within … Continue reading »

Trump’s Executive Order Set to “Sabotage” Both Immigration and Healthcare Systems and Could Bar 2/3 Future Legal Immigrants

Leading experts and observers are highlighting the sweeping nature and far-reaching dangers of Trump’s Friday night executive order seeking to bar from the U.S. legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance. Yesterday, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimated that the new proclamation could potentially exclude 2/3 of future immigrants, while a must-read piece … Continue reading »

“This is nothing less than a legal immigration ban, that stands alongside the Trump administration’s asylum and refugee bans.”

America’s Voice on Trump’s Latest Effort to Unilaterally Slash Legal Immigration   Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: This is nothing less than a legal … Continue reading »