By The Main Street Alliance Org.
Small business stands against DHS’s new guidelines on immigration, which stifle economic growth and tear apart communities.
Washington, DC — The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new draconian guidelines for immigration enforcement harm small businesses and their employees, and destabilize communities.
Today’s two memos from DHS Secretary John Kelly outline alarming prospects for what lay ahead for communities across the country. The guidelines order more aggressive immigration raids, enlisting local police in diminished sanctuary areas. They also foster racial profiling practices by allowing immigration officers to target anyone they deem a risk to public safety or national security, those who commit acts that constitute any “chargeable criminal offense,” and people charged but not convicted of a crime.
The Trump administration’s continued attacks on immigrants have severe economic and social repercussions. As entrepreneurs and job creators, immigrants play an indispensible role in the economy and culture of the US. Main Street Alliance and our member businesses believe America is strongest when it is most inclusive. We are united in our opposition to the Trump administration’s fear-mongering and xenophobia.
Executive Orders on Protecting the Homeland
What DHS is Doing
In January 2017, the president announced a series of Executive Orders that provide the Department with additional resources, tools and personnel to carry out the critical work of securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, and ensuring that individuals who pose a threat to national security or public safety cannot enter or remain in our country. Protecting the American people is the highest priority of our government and this Department.
- January 27, 2017: Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States | WhiteHouse.gov
- January 25, 2017: Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States | WhiteHouse.gov
- January 25, 2017: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements | WhiteHouse.gov
- February 20, 2017: Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies
- February 20, 2017: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest
- February 21, 2017: Fact Sheet: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
- February 21, 2017: Fact Sheet: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
- February 21, 2017: Q&A: DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
- February 21, 2017: Q&A: DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior Of the United States
- January 29, 2017: Fact Sheet: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States
- February 21, 2017: Secretary Kelly Issues Implementation Memoranda on Border Security and Interior Enforcement Executive Orders
- February 13, 2017: Statement From Secretary Kelly On Recent ICE Enforcement Actions
- February 7, 2017: Written testimony of DHS Secretary John F. Kelly for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Ending the Crisis: America’s Borders and the Path to Security”
- February 4, 2017: DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order
- February 3, 2017: Statement on Countries Currently Suspended from Travel to the United States
- January 31, 2017: Transcript of Media Availability on Executive Order with Secretary Kelly & DHS Leadership
- January 29, 2017: DHS Statement On Compliance With Court Orders And The President’s Executive Order
- January 29, 2017: Statement By Secretary John Kelly On The Entry Of Lawful Permanent Residents Into The United States
- January 29, 2017: Department Of Homeland Security Response To Recent Litigation
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ LINKS
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
- Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman