The Hill: Trump refugee nominee demanded reparations from DACA Recipients

President Trump’s nominee to head the State Department’s office for refugees wrote last year that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should pay restitution to Americans for illicit use of Social Security numbers. Ronald Mortensen, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and former foreign service officer, was tapped by Trump…

NYT: Trump Says DACA Is ‘Dead,’ and Calls on Mexico to Enforce Border Security

President Trump declared on Monday that a plan to protect young immigrants from deportation is “dead” and repeated his calls for Mexico to enforce border security laws and prevent immigrants from coming to the United States illegally. In a series of tweets Monday morning, Mr. Trump again referred to “large ‘Caravans’ of people” headed toward…

The Hill: Trump threatens to veto omnibus over lack of wall funding, DACA fix

President Trump on Friday threatened to veto a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, raising the prospect of a government shutdown. The president vented his frustration that the measure does not include enough funding for his long-promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico or protections for young immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for…

WJW: Reject Trump’s folly and his anti-immigrant Sophie’s choice

Barbara Goldberg Goldman, the vice chair of the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), released the following op-ed in the Washington Jewish Week:   In less than two months, the retelling of the Passover story will remind us that 3,200 years ago the Jewish people made their way out of Egypt — a land in…