Supreme Court Could Allow Trump to Kill Popular, Successful Program Monday not only represents another potential Supreme Court decision day for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but also the 8-year anniversary of President Obama’s Rose Garden speech announcing the creation of DACA. In the subsequent 8 years, DACA has strengthened America and… Continue »

From Day One, the Trump Administration has led a failed immigration strategy driven by their deeply held xenophobic ideology and cynical political ambitions, not guided by the best interests of Americans, our families or our economy. The result — a financial crisis at USCIS that will harm thousands of federal workers in the middle of… Continue »

The Trump administration is proposing a new regulation that all but guts the American asylum system enacted by Congress decades ago, but without a single act by Congress. The American public will have only 30 days to comment on the 161 page draft regulation, cutting in half the customary time the federal government provides the… Continue »

“This is a scorched earth policy with Trump and Miller determined to do as much damage as possible on their way out.”   Yesterday, the Trump administration introduced sweeping restrictions to asylum. The intended outcome is to make it virtually impossible for human beings to be granted refuge from persecution in the United States. This… Continue »

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres Only in the twisted era of the Donald Trump presidency would they charge the architect of the most racist and anti-immigrant policies of this administration, advisor Stephen Miller, with writing a speech on race relations, right in the middle of this painful moment our nation is experiencing. The very… Continue »

Trump Chooses Politics & Ideology over Public Health and Safety Every Time Max Boot’s newest syndicated column describes how the Trump administration “is not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste … in the name of protecting America from the coronavirus, Trump has been able to achieve a xenophobe’s dream.” According to Pili Tobar, Deputy… Continue »

No, the Pandemic Did NOT Drive USCIS into Over $1 Billion Debt; the Trump Administration Did   On Friday, Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed reported that the acting head of USCIS sent an email to staff stating that without an infusion of $1.2 billion from Congress and a 10% surcharge on all applications, USCIS “will exhaust… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the immigrant community. DHS has largely prioritized the President’s tough stance against immigrants and immigration over measures to protect the health of immigrants and… Continue »

Originally published June 7, 2019; last updated September 18, 2019 Ken Cuccinelli is a former Virginia attorney general and the current Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He is an anti-immigrant extremist who is prone to dangerous and disgusting rhetoric immigrants. He once compared immigration to pest control, saying that Washington, D.C.’s… Continue »

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, “Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” which highlighted a quiet, though insidious, issue brewing at the agency charged with timely processing of immigration requests paid for exclusively by fees charged to users. Like the refugee crisis… Continue »