Author: Mo Goldman

Finding Heroes

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Mo Goldman highlights the recent lawsuit by WA AG Ferguson against Motel 6 for violating state consumer protection laws by sharing guest data with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when ICE had no warrant to gather the information.

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Combatting a War on the Christmas Spirit

The holidays are here, which supposedly make up the most wonderful time of the year. This year, the president has thrown in with Christmas in a big way, claiming that he has brought Christmas back and it’s “bigger and better than ever.” I’m not sure it was missing necessarily, but an emphasis on joy and generosity would be well worth it these days. Unfortunately, missing from this presidential proclamation is the actual SPIRIT of Christmas as more and more families and communities are ripped apart by harsh enforcement policies.

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A Righteous Act

Lately, I have been thinking about the word “righteous” and its application to our immigration laws. Is it righteous to deport hardworking parents, separate families and engage in mass deportation? Is it righteous to strip people of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? Why can’t our leadership follow the righteous path to work on sensible legislative fixes to our immigration system?  There is so much wrong going on right now. The DREAM Act was a bipartisan bill first introduced in 2001 by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). When I first heard...

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