WHAT DOES TRUMP PRESIDENCY MEAN FOR IMMIGRANTS?

What we make of it, that’s what. In his victory speech, our new President-Elect said, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me.” (Emphasis added.) But what about all the non-citizens of our land? Trump’s 100-day plan is horrific for immigrants. Deferred action for Dreamers, gone. Prosecutorial […]

PROTECT DUE PROCESS

The chaos from the Muslim ban continues to tear at the fabric of our country. It’s but one page in a playbook, but I’m quite content to focus on it because I believe victories gained here will pay forward to other battles against the accumulation of power. In one week the executive branch has disrupted […]

HOW TO DISENFRANCHISE

If you’ve read about Daniel Ramirez-Medina, the DACA recipient still detained by ICE, you’ve seen how ICE has called him a known gang member, or KGM. (Even more troubling are allegations by his lawyers that ICE tampered with his statement to try to “prove” that he was a KGM. This wouldn’t be the first time something […]

4TH CIRCUIT KEEPS MUSLIM BAN BLOCKED – BUT THIS ISN’T OVER

The 4th Circuit opinion keeping the Muslim Ban blocked – with concurrences and dissents – is a stage for a final showdown before the Supreme Court. A full panel of 13 judges ruled, 10 in favor of upholding the block on the ban, but not all for the same reasons, with 3 dissenting. As one of the volunteer […]