This post is our first daily roundup of immigration news surfacing around the web. We always welcome tips; you can send suggested articles to email@example.com to be included in the next day's roundup.
- Washington Examiner investigates the next immigration frontier: fighting sanctuary colleges. Republicans in the House want to block funding to universities that offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Our verdict: it's unlikely that this move will be a top priority of the incoming administration, given their other more visible efforts that won't have such limited upside for tremendous PR downside.
- In lighter news, NRP profiles immigration activists feeling a renewed sense of purpose and determination in light of the Trump victory. Our verdict: Yes, and with tools such as Arrived we can now reach and help more immigrants more quickly and cheaply than before.
- "Deportation Plans Unravel," reports San Diego Free Press, as the Trump administration realizes the difficulty of deporting undocumented immigrants. As always, the cost would be massive--requiring a frugal Republican Congress to appropriate billions of dollars to fund such a scheme. Some Republican senators such as Flake and Graham want to protect DACA before Trump is sworn in. Our verdict: Deportation is always a risk, but that would quickly end President-Elect Trump's honeymoon period and set up a massive, messy witchunt in our borders. We would count it out, but we wouldn't count on it, either.