It Is Legal to Seek Asylum

As thousands of asylum-seeking parents were separated from their children in recent months, the Trump administration actively portrayed them as law breakers who must be prosecuted and punished for coming to the United States. Left out of the narrative is…
A Scathing Denunciation of Some Administration’s Immigration Enforcement

The PBS Frontline special entitled “Lost In Detention” represents a scathing indictment of the administration’s immigration policy. The yearlong investigation did an extensive and deep dive into the U.S. immigration enforcement system and stories of hidden abuse in detention centers.…
Illinois is Cracking Down on Private Immigration Detention

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill on Friday that prevents local governments from making agreements with private immigration detention centers, a move that will give his state the nation’s strictest limits on private detention facilities. In passing the law,…
ICE Agents Are Losing Patience with Trump’s Chaotic Immigration Policy

Last Monday, when President Trump tweeted that his Administration would stage nationwide immigration raids the following week, with the goal of deporting “millions of illegal aliens,” agents at Immigration and Customs Enforcement were suddenly forced to scramble. The agency was…
Trump Suffers a Triple Fail on Iran, Mexico and Immigration

“I have an organization but it’s largely myself,” Donald Trump confided to the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in early 2016, acknowledging that his bare-bones presidential campaign was essentially a one-man show. Trump has always described his eponymous business…
Americans are Worried About Immigration. Is Congress?

A new Gallup poll says 23% of Americans believe immigration is the most important problem facing the nation. That number’s been rising and is now at the highest level since Gallup began recording mentions of the issue in 1993. It’s…