Author Archives: Jack Doppelt

October 2017

How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis: Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America, The Nation, Oct. 18, 2017

A Look Inside Our Abusive Immigrant Prisons: Each year, the US government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons, The Nation, Oct. 18, 2017

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails: Several lawsuits accuse the White House of trampling federal law when it announced it would cancel the program, Huff Post, Oct. 17, 2017

Trump plans massive increase in federal immigration jails, USA Today, Oct. 17, 2017


Leaked memos show Jeff Sessions’s DOJ aims to undermine due process for immigrants: Reports from CNN and the Washington Post indicate the Trump administration is working to give fewer people fewer chances in immigration court, Vox, Oct. 13, 2017

America turns its back on refugees: Christians seem to be forsaken as much as Muslims, The Economist, Oct. 12, 2017

Attorney General Sessions Attacks Asylum Seekers and Calls for More Fast-Track Deportations, American Immigration Council, Oct. 12, 2017

USCIS Reveals Nearly 25 Percent of Eligible Dreamers Did Not Submit Their Renewal Application on Time, American Immigration Council, Oct. 11, 2017

DHS explores ways to transform immigration system without Congress, CNN Politics, Oct. 11, 2017

Why the White House Doubled Down on DACA, New Yorker, Oct. 9, 2017

For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers, NYT, Oct. 8, 2017

Enforce Immigration Laws Across the United States, White House Release, Oct. 8, 2017

Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities Executive Summary and Statement, Oct. 8, 2017

For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers, NYT, Oct. 8, 2017

Gov. Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state, SF Gate, Oct. 6, 2017

September 2017

Refugees Fleeing Ethnic Cleansing in Burma Are About to Get Even Less Help From the US, Mother Jones, Sept. 29, 2017 – [Note: Story by Medill alum with a focus on Chicago’s Rohingya Muslim community] U.S. Criticized For Lowering The Limit Of Refugees It Will Resettle, NPR, Sept. 28, 2017 Immigrants held in remote ICE… Continue Reading

August 2017

Rauner signs immigration, automatic voter registration bills into law, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 28, 2017 / Illinois schools as immigrant “sanctuaries?” If only they read the bill, Politifact Illinois, Aug. 28, 2017 / Attorney General Madigan Issues Guidance to Law Enforcement on Illinois Trust Act & Immigration Executive Orders, Sept. 13, 2017 President Trump’s claim that… Continue Reading

287(g) program – ICE partnerships with local law enforcement

Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act: Fact Sheet [with list of agreements and law enforcement agencies by state], Homeland Security, ICE Updated Facts on ICE’s 287(g) Program, Homeland Security, ICE President Trump Wants Sheriffs to Help With Deportations. Here’s What Sheriffs Think, Time, March 16, 2017 The 287(g) Program: An Overview,… Continue Reading

Inauguration-Donald Trump-Jan.-March 2017-Executive orders

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, Jan. 25, 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, Jan. 25, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES – Jan. 27, 2017 (original) Immigration memos, Politico, Feb. 23, 2017 Executive Order Protecting The Nation From… Continue Reading

February 2017

Here’s the myth about being an undocumented immigrant that drives me crazy, CNBC, Feb. 24, 2017 I Was Kicked Out of Federal Immigration Court — Because I’m a Journalist, East Bay Express, Feb. 17, 2017 Creating a Safe Space for California Dreamers, NYT, Feb. 3, 2017 / When Details in a Story Can Put People at… Continue Reading