Trump’s harsh immigration tactics aren’t working. Migrant crossings are soaring
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Trump’s harsh immigration tactics aren’t working. Migrant crossings are soaring

More fundamentally, the current system hasn’t worked for years, and under Trump’s enforcement strategy it has gotten worse. It’s a big ask, but Congress and the president need to work together to develop a more capable system that manages the many different aspects of immigration in the best interests of the nation while accommodating the rights of the persecuted to seek asylum. Continue reading

AN IMMIGRANT JOURNALIST FACES DEPORTATION AS ICE CRACKS DOWN ON ITS CRITICS
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AN IMMIGRANT JOURNALIST FACES DEPORTATION AS ICE CRACKS DOWN ON ITS CRITICS

Over the last year, a handful of activists from New York to Washington state have found themselves in the crosshairs of ICE. In some cases, like Duran’s, they’d had little to no contact with the agency for years, then found themselves facing deportation shortly after vocalizing criticism of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant crackdown. Continue reading

Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance
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Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance

“Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement, adding that the proposed changes would “promote immigrant self-sufficiency and protect finite resources by ensuring that they are not likely to become burdens on American taxpayers.” Continue reading

The Trump Administration’s New Immigration Proposal Is Nothing But Pure Cruelty
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The Trump Administration’s New Immigration Proposal Is Nothing But Pure Cruelty

Under the proposed new rule, use of public benefits including food stamps, Medicaid, and Section 8 housing vouchers will be considered “heavily weighted negative factors” in green card applications, incentivizing low-income immigrant families to go without necessities like food and healthcare in order to strengthen their immigration cases. Continue reading