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Trump Shreds Flores Rules in Implacable Quest for Cruelty

With these new rules, the Trump administration shows it will stop at nothing to ratchet its abuse of the weakest and most exposed immigrants. The president has decided torture works and he’s inflicting it on brown children. Thirty-five years ago, when attorneys first filed the lawsuit that resulted in the Flores Settlement Agreement, children languished […]

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Benefits Rule Change Punishes Families And Children For Being Poor

The Trump administration  has announced it will move forward with imposing extra conditions to those who want to adjust their immigration status, ruling them out of the process if they use publicly-funded benefits such as food stamps.  The so-called public charge rule will hurt vulnerable communities, those with limited means who will have to choose […]

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Would Americans Allow Their Own Children to Live in Squalid Conditions? 

Newly-revealed details on the squalid and repulsive conditions at immigration detention centers housing hundreds of children and youth should move all Americans to demand an immediate halt to the practice of incarcerating these young souls instead of placing them with their loved ones right away.    The Trump Administration continues to demonstrate it is not […]

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President Trump and GOP Now Want to Shut Down Our Dreams – Dream Act Must Pass Now

 Let’s make one thing very clear to President Trump and the GOP:  the dreams of immigrant youth currently protected under DACA cannot wait.   Waiting until next year for a permanent solution is a luxury nearly a million young people do not have The demise of DACA, and the detrimental impact the lack of protection […]

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Cruel And Unusual Punishment For A Generation Of American DREAMers

President Trump has cowardly put an end to a golden opportunity for so many young, promising immigrants.  With a nod to the white nationalist agenda, the Trump Administration has killed the only available immigration relief option for this vibrant and bilingual cohort of young people who contribute in so many ways to the strength and […]