Daily Dispatch 10/19/18

A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

October 19, 2018

Top Stories:

♦  Southern Poverty Law Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, and American Immigration Council file suit against DHS, alleging its sub-agency, CBP, is working with Mexican officials to conduct a campaign of misinformation and intimidation in an effort to deter asylum seekers. (Read the court filing here.)

♦  John Kelly walked out of the White House yesterday and didn’t return after a profanity-laced shouting match with John Bolton over foreign aid to Central America and rising numbers at the border.


Federal Register:

With 52 days left to leave your comment on the new “public charge” rule, its chilling effect is already spreading.

Related: You have 18 days to comment on the proposed rule that would dissolve the Flores agreement. Here is a report on how much this rule would cost DHS (spoiler alert: it’s a lot).



As detention centers, jails, and shelters are overwhelmed, charities are renting motels to house migrant families.

Related: Advocates believe ICE is timing this mass release of immigrants in order to rev up the Trump base ahead of midterm elections.


Art of the Deal:

Trump’s plans to introduce a revamped version of family separation gives coyotes the perfect sales pitch, ‘it’s now or never so fork over the money.’


Other News:

Lyft raises millions for ACLU and other orgs in an effort to “support immigration rights, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and more.”

An opinion piece from Fox News – and it’s not horrible!

In the Rio Grande Valley, at least 1800 kids have seen a parent deported by ICE in 2017 alone, and a new study shows the long term mental health effects, including PTSD and “toxic stress.”


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