Human Trafficking and Immigration: The Ties That Bind

Human Trafficking and Immigration: The Ties That Bind

VIEW FACT SHEET ON “THE DUAL MANDATE: IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.” Once again this year, President Obama has declared January as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month,” and in his address he calls on the...
Book Event: Undocumented and Unafraid

Book Event: Undocumented and Unafraid

What does it mean to have no papers and no fear? Come hear from the authors of Undocumented and Unafraid and learn how “Dreamers” came to lead the new immigrant youth movement many are calling the civil rights movement of our time. By going from the...

The One Percent Deports Itself

The number of people renouncing their U.S. citizenship is higher than ever. Now that new provisions in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have gone into effect, the feds are reining in tax dodgers living abroad. But many of these super-wealthy people who would be...

Criminal Moms

This past September, I was honored to be part of a delegation of powerful women leaders from across the country who came to Atlanta to bear witness to the testimony of immigrant women, children, and service providers who are struggling because of anti-immigrant...
Why Washington Should Be Like Chicago and Stand Up to ICE

Why Washington Should Be Like Chicago and Stand Up to ICE

A difficult case in Chicago highlights the choices local governments have to make when forced to deal with complex immigration enforcement measures by the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cook...
ICE Records Don’t Match Deportation Claims

ICE Records Don’t Match Deportation Claims

In the rush to try to deport 400,000 people per year, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) might have forgotten to file some paperwork. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University has just published a report analyzing...

The Wolf, The Wool and The 99%

Who’s crying wolf and pulling the wool over our eyes when they should be hiring us to shear the sheep and make some wool hats for the young Occupyers facing a cold winter while fighting for the 99% of us? Is it the TEA Party? Is it the Republican Party? Is it...
Why Women? Why Now? Looking at Gender and Immigration

Why Women? Why Now? Looking at Gender and Immigration

One need only consider the story of Roxana Santos mentioned in Break the Chain’s previous blog post to understand the very real implications of strict immigration enforcement laws in this country and what that looks like for a woman. Roxana lives in Maryland....

Obama Announces Deportation Policy Reform

The announcement today that the Obama administration will review the deportation cases of more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants is one positive step among many missteps in an administration that has failed to provide a coherent strategy on immigration. On the...
Dragnet Nation

Dragnet Nation

The Secure Communities program was always an intended tool for the war in Eastasia. Or was it Eurasia? The Obama administration continues to use Orwellian language in its quest to take the over-reaching Secure Communities nationwide. This pilot fingerprinting program...