Author: Greg Chen

Trump Administration Endangers Children While Pretending to Fight Trafficking

Children deserve to be safe. When they flee for their lives and come to the United States, our laws require that the government place them in safe situations, usually with family, as they pursue asylum or other humanitarian protection.  But right now, the federal government is endangering children and violating federal law. AILA members are widely reporting that the Trump Administration is targeting adult relatives who have come forward to give shelter to vulnerable, unaccompanied children.  The aggressive pursuit of these adult sponsors, often the children’s parents, is further indication that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is no longer...

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The Top Eleven Terrible Things in President Trump’s Budget

There are a lot of things wrong with the President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. Some of the immigration-related provisions have been mentioned in the press or by advocates, while others are flying relatively unknown under the radar. But they all have one thing in common: they are meant to help the Trump Administration deport as many people as possible. After trying to cut it down to a “top ten” list, I gave up. Drumroll please. Here are the top 11 terrible (immigration-related) things in the president’s 2018 budget: $1.7 billion more for the Department of Homeland Security...

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