Commentary: Family separation: A tragic American tradition

Injustice towards children has been replayed many times in American history. Time magazine (July 22, 2019) stated: “It was the very definition of slavery that children belonged not to their parents but to their masters”. All enslaved children were freely acquired property assets to be sold, traded, or raised for free labor. The same article […]

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy […]

Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

OAKLAND, Calif. — A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the policy […]

Speak Out: Funding for the wall

The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump’s long-promised barrier. Projects in 23 states, 19 countries and three U.S. territories would be stalled or killed […]

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump’s long-promised barrier. Projects in 23 states, 19 countries and three U.S. territories would be stalled […]

Speak Out: Immigration lawsuit

Delaware is joining a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s new rule circumventing the Flores Settlement Agreement. In the complaint before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the coalition argues that the rule eliminates several critical protections guaranteed by the Flores Settlement Agreement. In particular, the prolonged detention risked by the rule […]

Commentary: Nation moving further apart as we go forward

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Beginning with these words America’s founding fathers demanded independence from an English king. Apparently they, like their white European predecessors, […]

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. A court fight will almost certainly follow over the government’s desire to hold migrant families until their cases are decided. The current court agreement now requires the government to keep children […]

Trump official: Statue of Liberty’s poem is about Europeans

WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of […]

Speak Out: Denying green cards

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is moving ahead with one of its most aggressive steps to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will […]