“This is exactly what America should be doing.”   Today, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement announcing the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. This program allows people in the United States to petition as sponsors for refugee minors in El Salvador, Honduras and… Continue »

Washington, DC – Hoy, en el noveno aniversario del programa de Acción Diferida para Quienes Llegaron en la Infancia (DACA), el Comité Judicial del Senado llevó a cabo una audiencia sobre H.R. 6, la “Ley de Promesa y Sueño Americano de 2021”. Esta legislación fue aprobada en la Cámara de Representantes en marzo de este… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today, on the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.” This legislation passed the House in March 2021 on a bipartisan basis and would put millions of Dreamers and TPS… Continue »

Kicking off a busy week of White House and Congressional advocacy, a New Report Highlights 285k New Jobs, Nearly $8 Billion Boost in GDP if Dream and Promise Act is Passed A new article in The Hill highlights a report from the Center for American Progress that outlines the economic benefit of providing a pathway… Continue »

Se requiere acción, dirección y legalización por parte del Congreso Washington, DC – El 15 de junio es el noveno aniversario del programa de Acción Diferida para Quienes Llegaron en la Infancia (DACA). Los cientos de miles de Dreamers cuya vida y futuro han visto una gran mejoría gracias a DACA nos recuerda el porqué… Continue »

Heated rhetoric takes dangerous direction   The Republican Party and its right wing media enablers continue to take their anti-immigrant obsessions and distractions into dangerous territory.  Rather than a chastened party seriously wrestling with how its rhetoric and fear-mongering has contributed to deadly attacks – including the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and… Continue »

Action, Direction and Legalization Required by Congress Washington, DC – June 15th is the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives and futures have been enriched by DACA remind us why expanding opportunities for immigrants not only helps these individuals and their families,… Continue »

A recording of the event can be found here.  Washington, DC – At a virtual press event on Wednesday, regional, foreign policy and immigration policy experts discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The visits provided the Biden administration an opportunity to introduce their vision for addressing root causes in the region and… Continue »

Last night, Virginia Democrats chose their nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General, setting up the general election matchups for this fall. In addition, all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are on the ballot in November. The stakes are high for immigration politics and policy. For the past two years, Democrats… Continue »

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not count as a lawful admission into the U.S. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, regarding the decision and its implications: Today’s Supreme Court ruling is undoubtedly a blow for… Continue »