Trump and his allies have claimed again and again that they welcome immigrants who enter the country legally, yet while lawyers and sponsors struggle to follow the rules, our government moves these children from place to place without warning, will not disclose their whereabouts, and fast-tracks deportations to places so dangerous that they were willing to walk thousands of miles to escape them. … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: Why is the Trump administration working so hard to deport immigrant children?
“The president has made it clear in his executive orders: There’s no population off the table. If you’re in this country illegally, we’re looking for you and we’re going to look to apprehend you,” ICE’s acting director Thomas Homan said earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Deportations Are Down Under Trump, But Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants Surge
Gomez ended her speech with the following: “Regardless of where your family is from, regardless of your immigration status, you have taken action to earn an education, to make your families proud, and to open up your worlds. I’m sending all of my love to you guys today and congratulations, and I hope that you guys are set off to be everything that you want to be.” … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez delivers inspiring commencement speech for immigrant graduates
The Republican bill would mean that states that refused to comply that money would not be going to illegal immigrants would not be eligible for funds under the CARES Act. However, it would not affect any of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for businesses or unemployment payments. … [Read more...] about GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants
"Connecticut pardons count. The First Circuit's careful and scholarly opinion leaves no doubt that for 60 years the federal government respected Connecticut pardons – and that the government's unexplained reversal in just the past few years is arbitrary, capricious, and will not stand. Now, two things need to happen. Mr. Thompson must be immediately released back to his family and community. And the Department of Justice should drop their legally incoherent and discriminatory policy and respect Connecticut's legitimate and lawful pardon process across all relevant cases now and going forward," said Attorney General Tong. … [Read more...] about Federal Court Reverses Immigration Court Decision Denying Pardon