Tag: Immigrants

Trump, Sessions Allege 'Dangerous, Permanent' Spike in Crime

The same day that President Donald Trump signed three executive orders pertaining to crime reduction, Jeff Sessions kicked off his first day as U.S. attorney general by presenting the nation with some alternative facts. “We have a crime problem,” Sessions said. “I wish the rise we were seeing in crime…

Immigrants Not More Likely to be Criminals

In President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and sanctuary cities, he calls for a weekly report on the crimes committed by immigrants in protected cities. However, data does not support his narrative that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. According to the order, “the [secretary…

Trump's 'Unconstitutional' Immigration Ban Defies Moral, Legal Norms

The White House has ignored democratic norms in the implementation of its Muslim-focused immigration ban, including ignoring federal court orders and instructing federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs, not to speak with members of Congress. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday condemned the executive…

Trump Sticks to False Facts on Election Votes

In his first meeting with congressional leaders on Monday night, President Donald Trump once again insisted on the widely debunked claim that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for 3 million to 5 million “illegals” who voted in the 2016 election. Despite numerous studies and…

'Justice Fund' to Cover Legal Costs for Immigrants Facing Deportation

Cities across the country have agreed to cover legal fees for immigrants who now face deportation following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day. Notably, Los Angeles will have a $10 million fund dedicated to legal assistance in response to Trump’s “dangerous rhetoric,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. “We…

'WE are America!' Sanctuary Campus Protests Spread Nationwide

College students, professors, alumni and other leaders on campuses nationwide from at least 80 schools are standing in solidarity with one another and against President-elect Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies. “Things are really raw for a lot of students,” said Danny Siegel, president of the student government at UCLA,…

Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Immigration, Leaving Millions in Jeopardy

The Supreme Court deadlocked on a decision regarding President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, leaving millions of undocumented immigrants in jeopardy. The justices released a one-sentence ruling: “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.” This leaves the program, which would have prevented millions of people from being deported, in…

Racially Profiled Latinos to be Paid for Unlawful Detention

Hundreds of Latinos who were racially profiled and detained illegally in Arizona may soon be compensated for every minute they spent in custody. The federal judge overseeing the racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday said victims could receive up to $1,500 in restitution for the…

Trump Viciously Attacks 'Trump University' Judge with Racial Rant

During a campaign rally in San Diego on Friday, Trump personally attacked the federal judge overseeing the case in which he’s accused of defrauding students through his failed Trump University venture, calling the judge “a hater” and a “very hostile” person who had “railroaded” him then adding a jab that…