Trump Administration Actions, Responses & Resources

In the days following the inauguration, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders on immigration, concerning interior and border security, and refugee suspensions and restrictions–which included the “Muslim ban” that was legally challenged and has not been implemented.

In the days following the inauguration, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders on immigration, concerning interior and border security, and refugee suspensions and restrictions–which included the “Muslim ban” that was legally challenged and has not been implemented. Trump came up with a “revised” executive border concerning travel and refugees, and that too has been put on hold based on court rulings in Hawaii, Maryland, where lawsuits challenged the revised travel ban. The Administration’s appeal of the ban failed in both the United State Court of Appeals for the 4th circuit in Richmond, VA and for the 9th circuit in San Francisco, CA. The Administration is currently awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court (June 14, 2017). 

We will continue to update this section with any new developments.



On Sept. 5, 2017, the Administration announced its intention to “wind down” the DACA program, with a conclusion targeted for Sept. 5. Congress challenged to come up with legislative solution.

NNIRR Fact Sheet on ending of DACA

For further updates go to NNIRR DACA resource page.



DHS guidance memos on implementing interior and border enforcement executive orders. These were issued on Feb. 20, 2017. Early drafts of the memos, dated Feb. 17, 2017 and subject to White House approval, had been previously leaked.

“Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest” (Feb. 20, 2017)

“Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies” (Feb. 20, 2017)

Link to McClatchy article breaking the story (Feb. 18, 2017)


The executive orders:

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements (Jan. 25, 2017)

Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States (Jan. 25, 2017)

Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (March 6, 2017)

Muslim Ban 3.0 – Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Iinto the United States by Terrorists or Other Public- Safety Threats (September 24, 2017)



NNIRR Information Sheet on the Muslim Ban 3.0 (October 25, 2017)

NNIRR Information Sheet on the Muslim Ban 2.0 (March 6, 2017)

Your Call: The consequences of Trump’s Muslim Ban (Jan. 30, 2017) Radio station KALW program with NNIRR ED Catherine Tactaquin, Banafsheh Akhlaghi, civil and human rights lawyer, and Julia Harumi Mass of ACLU of Northern California

NNIRR Information Sheet on the Immigration Enforcement Executive Orders

Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, Anotated, (This is about the refugee ban order) by NPR, Jan. 31, 2017

FAQ for Community Groups Immigration Enforcement Executive Actions: Interior EnforcementVery useful overview and analysis from Immigrant Justice Network, Jan. 26, 2017



White House Immigration Principles, October 8, 2017

Memorandum for all Federal Prosecutors, from Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions, April 11, 2017



NNIRR Stands Firm in Our Commitment to Immigrant and Refugee Justice NNIRR’s response to the executive orders. (Jan. 25, 2017) 

We will continue to fight for rights and justice! NNIRR’s commentary after the election (Nov. 9, 2016)



#SaveTPS, a toolkit prepared by Alianza Americas, addressing the Trump Administration denial and non-renewal of Temporary Protected status for nationals from several countries.

The Promise of Sanctuary Cities & the Need for Criminal Justice Reforms in an Era of Mass Deportation. May 2017. From the Fair Punishment Project, Immigrant Defense Project and Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Includes proposals for key reforms. 35 pages.

Protecting Immigrant Communities: Municipal Policy to Confront Mass Deportation and CriminalizationLocal Progress and the Center for Popular Democracy, March 2017. This thorough and informative guide is especially useful for local governments and advocates seeking to promote local policies to better protect the rights of immigrant communities. 72 pages.

New World Border video (Free download)

As relevant today as it was in 2001 when it was produced, this video puts migration into perspective. It provides an important counterpoint to those who push for border militarization, detention and deportation as the way to address immigration. 

Mass Deportations Would Impoverish US Families and Create Immense Social Costs. Center for Migration Studies, January 2017

Defend Against ICE Raids and Community ArrestsA toolkit (44 pages) produced by the Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights. To download the full toolkit with extensive appendices (212 pages total), go here.

Local Options for Protecting Immigrantsa collection of city and county policies to protect immigrants from discrimination and deportation. Immigrant Legal Resource Center, December 2016

“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview: An updated overview of the variety of local and campus initiatives broadly characterized as “sanctuary” policies. What they can – and cannot – provide in terms of protection from arrest and deportation. American Immigration Council, Febrary 23, 2017

Here’s How Campuses Could Protect Undocumented Students From Donald Trump’s Deportations. Article, Time, Nov. 18, 2016

#Sanctuary Campus Student Toolkit. On the Alto Trump! website hosted by National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Post-Election Talking Points and Resources. Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Escenario Post-electoral y Recursos Para la Comunidad Inmigrante. Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Advisory Regarding DACA Program After Presidential Election/Consejo sobre el programa DACA despues la eleccion presidencial. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

What to Do Next to Protect Immigrant Communities. National Immigrant Justice Center