“The COVID-19 crisis…will serve as the clearest and most cogent argument for immigration reform that puts millions of people on a path to citizenship.”   On Wednesday, September 23 at 2:00 pm ET, the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee will convene for a hearing on Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19. Led by Chair Zoe… Continue »

A Majority of Americans Reject Trump’s Dark and Scared Vision of Our Nation Last night, during a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, President Trump said the following of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): How about Omar of Minnesota … She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How’s your… Continue »

The second decade of this controversial 21st century has nearly concluded and the “bet” on immigrants and the historical significance of their contributions remain undeniable. So much so that even on the doorstep of the presidential elections, the very same ones that for their complexity could become another watershed moment in the destiny of the … Continue »

Tomorrow morning, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf will appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee for his official nomination hearing. There are a litany of reasons why Wolf should be resigning rather than sitting for his nomination hearing – below are 10 reminders: Illegally appointed and serving unlawfully. According to the Government… Continue »

The unfortunate death of the liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reminded me of scenes I witnessed as Washington, DC correspondent for the daily paper La Opinión, on December 11, 2000, when the high court heard arguments in the Bush v. Gore case in that year’s presidential election. In the evening of December… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here  Earlier today, members of Pauline Binam’s family joined her lawyers, immigration justice advocates, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to discuss her case and the allegations of widespread abuse in ICE detention facilities. After congressional intervention and mass public outcry earlier this week, Pauline Binam… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here  Earlier today, members of Pauline Binam’s family joined her lawyers, immigration justice advocates, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to discuss her case and the allegations of widespread abuse in ICE detention facilities. After congressional intervention and mass public outcry earlier this week, Pauline Binam… Continue »

Key Immigration Politics Stories Biden Stands with the Majority of Americans Who Are Pro-Immigrant: Contrasts between Biden and Trump couldn’t be clearer. New Battleground Poll: Trump’s immigration policies are losing him more votes than they gain. The “Cornyn Con” Continues: John Cornyn calls himself a strong supporter of legalizing Dreamers, despite consistently voting against Dreamers… Continue »

Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants “Sets the Tone In Which These Kinds Of Serious Human Rights Abuses Are Allowed To Happen”   For almost four years in office and since the day he announced his campaign, Donald Trump has systematically dehumanized immigrants. He degrades them with his words and persecutes them with his actions. He has… Continue »

Amidst ongoing focus on his level of support with Latino voters, Joe Biden traveled to Florida yesterday for events in Tampa and Kissimmee, released a plan on how he would support Puerto Rico, and conducted an interview with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart in which he reiterated his top immigration priorities.  Alongside a series of other immigration… Continue »