April Fools: U.S. Immigration Reform

The Trump administration has, once again, played a “Now–You-See-It-Now-You-Don’t” political maneuver extinguishing any hopes for achieving meaningful immigration reform this year. This week, Mr. Trump stated that DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals) “is dead”; reversing his position of just…
Immigration Myths

When President Trump announced his presidential campaign in June 2015, he spoke about the need for immigration reform by saying of undocumented immigrants, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.” This week troops from the National Guard are sending…
Trump Administration Suspends Immigrant Legal Advice Program

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is suspending a program that provides legal advice for undocumented immigrants, a Justice Department official confirmed Wednesday. Immigrant advocacy groups immediately were concerned that the move could be an attempt to undercut the rights of immigrants…
Commentary: America’s Immigration Court System Is in Trouble

Since Donald Trump became president in 2016, the Trump Administration has engaged in what seems to be an unprecedented effort to transform our immigration court system—the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—into little more than a deportation machine. The expansion…
ACLU Sues Trump Administration for Separating Immigrant Couples

BOSTON, April 11 (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging what it calls a pattern by President Donald Trump’s administration of detaining illegal immigrants seeking to legalize their status based on marriages to U.S. citizens.…