Daily Dispatch 8/16/18

A new series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 16, 2018:

Americans to migrant families separated under Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.

This  of a Filipino family demonstrates the decades long effects of family separation.

California Senate will be debating a joint resolution today that will ask Trump and Congress to to victims of family separation. Resolutions in are having a harder time getting passage.

UNICEF report indicates that families separated/deported by Trump will likely return to the U.S. because the situation they return to is by efforts to flee. Here is more and a link to the , “Uprooted: Central America and Mexico.”

The Kaiser Family Foundation releases a in immigrant families under the Trump administration.

A new study examines why so many DACA recipients are choosing their status.

Senators send a letter to DHS Sec asking the agency to crack down on privately operated detention centers using immigrants as . Several lawsuits are currently pending around the country against two of the largest contractors, GEO Group and CoreCivic, alleging human trafficking and other state and federal violations.

For viewers of Showtime’s The Affair (or other pop-culture aficionados), actress Catalina Sandino Moreno discusses her character’s complicated and timely in the series’ fourth season.

Continuing coverage of the Trump effort to U.S. citizens through a new task force led by Frank Cissna, head of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

In addition to recently removing“ nation of immigrants” from the agency’s mission statement (see yesterday’s Daily Dispatch), USCIS’s Frank Cissna yesterday at the Center for Immigration Studies – an . I would suggest that the agency vet such groups before agreeing to appear, but, sadly, I’m guessing they did.  

Trump immigration goon Stephen Miller’s to expand the phrase “public charge” to include even the Earned Income Credit and to apply to all household members (including US citizens) is aimed at preventing legal immigrants from gaining citizenship, a policy shift that principles, says Raul Reyes.  

House Majority Leader and Trump supporter Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was by protesters during talk at Public Policy Institute of California. After claiming that Trump will “solve immigration,” the protesters began chanting “where’s your heart?” – leading McCarthy to lament the elected officials who seek to sow division ( = irony?).

Speaking of discord and irony, Sarah Sanders avoided uncomfortable questions at yesterday's WH briefing by making the shocking announcement that John Brennan has been of his security clearances due to his "erratic conduct" and "sow[ing] division and chaos" (wow, the country was full of irony yesterday, wasn't it) and because of - though we all know, thanks to the July date on the August release, that the announcement was intended to distract media attention - and Trump! - from a losing battle with Omarosa Manigault Newman over his use of . This distraction effort is not helped, however, by his threats to go after next, nor by the release of  in which Trump suggests a "blacks against whites" season of The Apprentice, nor by his !! (It's getting worse...)