Former DHS Employee Miles Taylor Says Trump Wanted to “Maim” and “Pierce the Flesh” of Migrants

Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, says President Donald Trump would think up ways to “maim” and “pierce the flesh” of migrants in conversations about his proposed border wall along the United States-Mexico border. The president also suggested tearing families apart and gassing migrants altogether. read more

Smugglers Sawed into Trump’s Border Wall 18 Times in One Month in San Diego

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) records obtained by The Washington Post via a Freedom of Information Act request, smugglers breached or attempted to breach President Donald Trump’s border wall 18 times in one month, sawing into sections in the San Diego area between September 27 and October 27.  The newspaper had requested breaching data for the full 2019 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. read more

As Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Plan Hits A Legal Snag, His Administration Turns to SCOTUS

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is preventing President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing its Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, for asylum-seekers to stay in the country. Restrictions remain in place until March 11 for review by the Supreme Court. The ruling only applies to Arizona and California, the states under the court’s authority, and not New Mexico and Texas. read more

Opinion: Broken Immigration System Blames Those Who Lack Privilege For Its Failings

I had my green card renewed this past Monday, without incident. The entire process took 15 minutes. That’s privilege at work. I’m a college-educated white woman and I was processed in Virginia by a staff who did more to promote the greatness of America during those fifteen minutes than the entire Trump administration has done during the 3 years of that nightmare presidency. read more

Opinion: Children Cannot Consent

Children cannot give consent to so many things under the law.

Whether it’s when someone rapes children, when children get medical treatment, or when children escape violence, their stories are framed as if they can give consent. We see this with the Jeffrey Epstein case, with medical deferments of deportation, and with asylum cases. This article barely scratches the surface. read more