Ohio may shape up to be THE battleground for the presidential race in 2016, and every single vote will matter.  There is also an important Senate contest, with incumbent Rob Portman (R) challenged by former Governor Ted Strickland (D).  Cleveland was the site of the first official Republican presidential debate this year, and will host the Republican… Continue »

Lo han logrado. Llegaron tal como lo habían previsto desde su salida el pasado 15 de septiembre desde un centro de detención en el condado de York, en Pennsylvania, hasta esta ciudad capital. Son las 100 mujeres que recorrieron 100 millas con la esperanza no solamente de coincidir con el arribo del Papa Francisco, sino… Continue »

Tens of thousands of visitors are in D.C. this week for Pope Francis’s address before Congress — and many of them are hoping the Pope’s message of dignity and compassion for immigrants touches the hearts of stubborn Republican lawmakers. Among these sojourners are immigrant leaders from Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, who traveled from Los Angeles, CA to D.C. for… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Politifact: Fact-checking a viral graphic critical of Bernie Sanders By Louis Jacobson Politico: Pope Brings Hope for Latinos By Seung Min Kim MSNBC: Pope Francis’ visit a golden opportunity for Latino outreach By Amanda Sakuma Politico: Poverty, immigration top Dem wish-list for pope By Lauren French USA… Continue »

An immigrant family in Ohio has plenty of reason to celebrate. Pedro Hernandez, one of the cases we’ve been advocating for since 2013, recently received news that his stay of deportation was no longer needed – as he is now considered a low-priority case for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That means that Pedro gets to… Continue »

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available in Spanish here. This has been described as Pope Francis’s most political trip, and rightly so. In his first stop, on the sister island of Cuba, thousands… Continue »

Two new studies underscore the gulf between the actual immigrant experience in America and the one often portrayed by Republicans on the 2016 campaign trail and in Congress.  The studies, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), also show how immigration policy changes can impact lives for better or worse.… Continue »

Donald Trump plans to seal the border on day one. Responding to a question submitted via the #AskTrump hashtag, Donald Trump made it clear yesterday that he plans to roll out his anti-immigrant plan during his first day in office. “First thing I’d do in my first day as President is close up our border.… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): USA Today: Conservatives again target Obama’s immigration programs in funding debate By Erin Kelly The Guardian: US progressives hope Pope Francis can bring moral force to key issues By Ed Pilkington Washington Post: Bush leans in on immigration reform during U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce address By… Continue »

Over the past few months, Republican candidates have had a field day disparaging the US-born children of undocumented immigrants. Candidates, notably led by Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, have used the derogatory term “anchor babies,” while Trump has claimed that “a woman gets pregnant…she’s nine months, she walks across the border, she has the baby in the… Continue »