ICE Director Brags About How Much He’s ‘Enjoying’ Tearing Immigrant Families Apart

“There’s a special place in hell for those who get off on broken families and profit off of incarcerating innocent people.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer at CommonDreams Riding high off two recent widely denounced deportations that ripped apart immigrant families who have called the U.S. home for decades, acting ICE director Thomas Homan boasted at a conference on Wednesday …

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What the Battle over the Dream Act means for the West

As the threat of a government shutdown looms, Congress wrestles over DACA. — by Maya L. Kapoor is an associate editor for High Country News. For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, but by her junior year of high …

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Trump Set to Deport Dreamers to Appease His Supremacist Base

A Note from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto — Last month, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program granted hundreds of thousands of young people the opportunity to come out of the shadows and pursue the American Dream. Dreamers are our soldiers, engineers, teachers and …

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New Reports available at the Economic Policy Institute

2016 State of American Wages In a new report, Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) Elise Gould finds that an improving economy in 2016 brought broad-based wage growth for most workers. Notably, wages at the bottom rose more in states that raised their minimum wages. Despite these improvements, large wage gaps persist by gender and race and between wage …

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The Fatal Flaw in trump’s Legal Defense of his Muslim Ban

Remember Hobby Lobby? Republicans should have been more careful in what they wished for. — by Ian Millhiser, Justice Editor at ThinkProgress Saturday night, lawyers representing President Donald Trump filed an emergency motion with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, asking it to reinstate Trump’s executive order preventing many people from seven …

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If You’re Against Immigrants, You’re Against My Grandma

Many good kids — with the same American dreams my grandparents had — now fear being exiled to a land alien to them. — by Mitchell Zimmerman One day in a Latvian town more than 100 years ago, when my grandmother wasn’t much more than a girl, she heard that the czar’s “recruiters” were coming …

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Walling Them Out, or Walling Us In?

Shall we wall off Canada, too? — by Jim Hightower Evading security cameras in the remote expanse along the U.S. border, three Guatemalans waited till dusk to slip illicitly into our country. This is the stuff of Donald Trump nightmares — and if he were to witness such a scene, we can only imagine the …

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Reviews Are In: Trump Doubles Down on Dangerous Immigration Policies

In his darkest speech to date, Donald Trump doubled down on hate in an anti-immigrant policy speech delivered in Arizona on Wednesday. Trump spoke about undocumented immigrants and DREAMers in dehumanizing terms, cast them as criminals, and confirmed what we all already knew,  that he plans to deport 16 million people. Trump’s plan and speech …

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NV Dems Statement on Trump Opening Las Vegas HQ

Trump campaign invited former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, confirming again that his immigration plan hasn’t changed Las Vegas, NV – In response to the Trump campaign opening their Las Vegas headquarters today with former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Nevada Assemblyman and Democratic National Committeeman Nelson Araujo released the following statement: “It’s fitting that Donald Trump would …

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NV Community Leader Responds to Trump’s Call to Restrict Immigration from the Philippines

Captain Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Army, was an immigrant and an American hero. But we also have everyday heroes in our own families and neighborhoods. Maybe it’s your own brother, sister, friend, teacher or neighbor. Tell us why this person is an immigrant hero. We will review stories …

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