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Fixing our democracy is key to immigration reform

The first step is for the Supreme Court to make things right for these young would-be citizens. But the court can only provide a temporary remedy. The second step is for Congress to pass a permanent solution and provide DACA recipients and their families a pathway to citizenship. Reforming our democracy is the long-term solution we need to ensure that everyone is represented in government and can play a role shaping our great country. Continue reading

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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump’s Negligence

Asylum-seeking families from Central America, who have been forced to wait in dangerous Mexican border cities under another policy called the Migration Protection Protocols, are now sending their children to cross the U.S. border alone. And, on the American side, since June, 2018, D.H.S. has already separated an additional eleven hundred children from their parents. The Administration has learned one lesson, however: it no longer calls its policy zero tolerance. Continue reading

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How McKinsey Helped The Trump Administration Detain And Deport Immigrants

But the firm’s work supporting the Trump administration’s immigration clampdown has continued. Just a week after Sneader announced that the ICE engagement was over, McKinsey signed a $2 million contract to advise Customs and Border Protection as it drafted a new border strategy to replace the Obama administration’s approach, and it has since signed still another contract with CBP — worth up to $8.4 million — that will keep the firm at the agency through September 2020 at least. Continue reading

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McKinsey Proposed ICE Cut Spending on Food and Medical Care for Detained Migrants to Reduce Costs

McKinsey’s ICE work ended in July 2018, and it’s not totally clear to what extent the firm’s suggested food and shelter cuts were implemented, if at all. But its work on the issue is far from over. After its ICE contract ran out, McKinsey slid over and is working on a $10 million gig with Customs and Border Protection that will run at least through September 2020. Continue reading

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Lawmakers press for ICE reforms after fake school report

“Instances like this situation in Michigan sour public opinion, or have to have the promise of souring public opinion. But the reality is that when it comes to the Trump administration, ICE has a lot of support within DHS, within the White House, and certainly within the political base that put the president into the White House,” said García Hernández. Continue reading