Three Key Considerations for Saving DACA During COVID-19

 The cancellation of DACA during a pandemic deepens racialized systemic inequities. By Elle Fersan, Blanca Ramirez and Lizette Solorzano published in the CSII Immigrant Integration News Wire. June 17, 2020 Implemented during the Obama administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a quasi-legal status that provides beneficiaries temporary relief from deportation and work permits.… Continue reading Three Key Considerations for Saving DACA During COVID-19

Trump’s Xenophobia Will Exacerbate Crisis

By Eliane Fersan, Kai Golden published in TheProgressive.

Trump has repeatedly chosen opportunism over public health, but crises should not be used for promoting restrictionist policies against immigrants.

Three Cases for the Immediate Reversal of the Department of Homeland Security’s Deadly Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP)

By Eliane Fersan, Kai Golden published in the CSII Immigrant Integration Wire. Better known as “Remain in Mexico,” the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), which went into effect January 2019, is a duplicitous non-entrée policy masquerading as a humanitarian solution meant to address the thousands of Central American asylum seekers at the U.S. –Mexico border.

The New Executive Order is No Solution: Three Facts on Family Separation and Detention

By Blanca Ramirez, Jody Agius Vallejo and Eliane Fersan. Published in the CSII Immigrant Integration Wire. The Family Separation executive order, and increasing immigration enforcement, will have significant long-term human costs and broad societal impacts. Here are three facts about migration, family separation, and the broader societal consequences of immigrant detention.

Orlando Massacre: Hate, Extremism and Gun Proliferation

I am infuriated about this atrocious act of hate in ‪#‎Orlando‬ ‪#‎Florida‬ and concerned about retaliation and escalation of violence and hate against both the LGBT and Muslim communities. Let me be clear, hate and discrimination against the LGBT community is a common practice of bigots of all faiths, it is not foreign to the… Continue reading Orlando Massacre: Hate, Extremism and Gun Proliferation