Monthly Archives: February 2018

Immigration train wreck in Congress and other immigration news

Over the weekend, Trump’s immigration train wreck continued to dominate immigration news stories. The White House fingerprints are all over last week’s debacle, from Trump’s veto threats on moderate, bipartisan plans to Trump’s demands for slashing legal immigration and removing … Continue reading

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Unhappy anniversary and immigration news—February 16, 2018

I began writing this daily summary of immigration news one year ago today. During that year, immigration news has grown steadily darker and more threatening, though some rays of hope still emerge. Like dark chocolate as a remedy for depression, … Continue reading

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“A mass deportation bill” in DC, mass arrests in Los Angeles, and more

First, the Senate was going to debate the future of Dreamers from February 12 to March 5, though it would be in recess for a large part of that time. Then majority leader Mitch McConnell restricted the debate to one … Continue reading

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From DACA to Melania: the good news, bad news, and just plain weirdness

UPDATE/CORRECTION re DACA applications: Good news from the courts: Monday afternoon, a second U.S. judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA. While there might be a legitimate way to end DACA, the New York federal court said, the way … Continue reading

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Toddler trials and family values

One-year-old Mateo is back with his mother, after 85 days in ICE custody. His parents fled violence in El Salvador, crossing the border and asking for asylum in the United States. Mateo and his father, Jose Demar Fuentes, 30, crossed … Continue reading

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In DC, the same old story as the DACA time clock keeps ticking

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times headlined White House floats an offer to keep legal immigration at 1 million per year instead of cutting it   By Sunday, the headline was obsolete, just one more false promise. Instead, Republicans in … Continue reading

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Standing up and fighting back

From court action to coalition building, people across the country are standing up and fighting back against the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant actions. We need these stories, as an antidote to despair and as an inspiration to follow their examples, to … Continue reading

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