Tag: Trump Administration

HHS, DOJ Decisions Swell the Number of Undocumented Minors in Detention

Sep 18, 2018

Last week, NPR’s John Burnett told the story behind new shelters built in Texas to house the growing number of detained unaccompanied minors. According to Burnett, the Department of Health and Human S...

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Recent Reads Challenge the Narrative of Refugees and Migrants

Sep 4, 2018

The Trump Administration’s policies on immigration and refugees depend on Americans seeing people from other countries in stereotypical ways. The consequences of America turning its back on those who ...

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Proposed Immigration Change Affects Legal Immigrants

Aug 24, 2018

The Trump Administration has worried liberals and conservatives alike with its proposed change to legal immigration, which expands the notion of “public charge” in a way that is projected to affect mo...

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Decline in International Student Enrollment Has Many Causes

Aug 14, 2018

The drama connected to zero tolerance, family separation, and asylum seekers crossing America’s southern border has rightly attracted a lot of the attention paid to immigration-related issue...

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What Does the Trump Administration's "Ineligible" Designation Mean?

Jul 28, 2018

Friday was the deadline for the government to reunite migrant families with children aged 5 and under that were separated by the “zero tolerance” policy. The Trump Administration claimed to meet the d...

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Wins in Court Create at Least a Little Tolerance

Jul 25, 2018

The Trump Administration' firehose-like nature means that a story that grips the national consciousness for a week can disappear without a trace as new controversies blast their way to prominence...

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Azar, Administration, Say They're Saving Detained Children

Jul 13, 2018

In a recent interview on CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar if he could return all of the children separated from their parents as they attempted to cross the Mexi...

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U.S., N.O. Will Protest Trump Immigration Policies Saturday

Jun 29, 2018

The actions surrounding the Supreme Court partially pushed the family separation issue out of the headlines this week. That doesn’t mean things have changed for the better, though. As of Friday, there...

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Trump Executive Order a Half-Measure at Best

Jun 21, 2018

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order awkwardly titled, “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.”  The order is his attempt to solve the humanitarian cri...

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Family-Based Immigration Good News, ICE Raid Bad News Overshadowed by Sessions

Jun 19, 2018

Right now, the outrage over the separation of families trying to enter the United States from Mexico—legally (despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ assertions to the contrary) and illegally&md...

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