It seems that for the first time in the history of the United States, the arduous labor of undocumented workers has become visible to those who, not so long ago, did not even consider them indispensable. And the most inconvenient part of it is that there have been —and continue to be —people who fought… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the immigrant community. DHS has largely prioritized the President’s tough stance against immigrants and immigration over measures to protect the health of immigrants and… Continue »

“Our undocumented workforce risks exposure each day on our collective behalf, while they are simultaneously denied economic relief and shut out of our health-care system.” In a new must read op-ed in the Washington Post, Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, makes the case for why we must keep DACA in place… Continue »

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During a Public Health Crisis Requiring Deft Policy Responses, Trump and GOP Focus on Politics and Power We’re in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis that should be the all consuming focus of a presidential administration. Instead, the Trump administration continues to escalate its relentless anti-immigrant political agenda despite the fact it will,… Continue »

DCReport: “Women And Minorities Bear The Brunt Of Trump’s Pandemic Mishandling” While the Trump administration continues to flounder in incompetence, immigrants, minorities, and women are hit the hardest by the government’s inability to provide safety, testing, and equipment for workers on the frontlines. In an article for DCReport, Joe Maniscalco highlights the plight of two… Continue »

As observers highlight the essential contributions of frontline immigrant workers such as farmworkers, the sad irony is that many of these same immigrant workers are risking their own health to keep our food supply functioning while being mostly excluded from policymakers’ efforts to ensure healthcare access and stimulate and stabilize the economy.  This has led… Continue »

Observers are highlighting how the Trump administration is recklessly continuing to deport people back to countries such as Haiti and Guatemala – despite the obvious public health risks and potential to accelerate the spread of Covid-19 in countries that are ill-prepared to deal with a major outbreak. As reported in the Miami Herald, “ICE to… Continue »

San Juan.- COVID-19 just “put the cherry on top” in Puerto Rico.  Since September 2017, it’s been nonstop. Two hurricanes, “Irma” and “María,” hit us just days apart. “María” caused death and destruction. To this day, there are people whose homes do not have roofs, entire industries that have not recovered, on top of emotional scars… Continue »

Blaming Immigrants and Foreigners Central to His Re-Election Narrative President Trump is setting up a re-election narrative that will emphasize how his decisive actions against foreigners prevented Covid-19 from being even worse for Americans. He’ll tout that barring entry to travelers from China and his hardline policies at the southern border protected Americans and claim… Continue »

From agricultural workers to healthcare professionals, immigrant workers are again proving themselves as an indispensable, skilled part of our national effort to combat and contain COVID-19 – despite ongoing anxieties over their immigration status and being largely excluded from economic stimulus and stabilization efforts thus far. But as Wall Street Journal columnist (and former Reagan… Continue »