Americans are more concerned with the real threat of COVID-19 than the exaggerated threat of MS-13 As Trump plans yet another trip to Arizona to again highlight his radical immigration policies, a Reuters story from Ted Hesson and Chris Kahn explores the electoral dynamics of the immigration debate. Titled Trump pushes anti-immigrant message even as… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here    Two new immigration rules are set to take effect that would limit the ability for asylum seekers to apply for work authorization and obtain identification documents. Immigrant rights’ organizations CASA, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), Centro Legal de la Raza, Oasis Legal Services, and Pangea… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we put out a short weekly memo that highlights the biggest 2020 election developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration.  Key Immigration Politics Storylines Kamala Harris, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the sharp contrast between the two parties Kamala Harris is an inspired and historic choice as Joe Biden’s… Continue »

Life-changing program for Dreamers helped change political history Eight years ago, during the final months of another presidential election year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program officially launched. Since that first application day of August 15, 2012, more than 800,000 Dreamers have relied on DACA’s life-changing protections and opportunities to strengthen their communities… Continue »

South Sudan Decision Date: 9/3/2020  “Lives Are at Risk if We Delay” Extending Humanity to South Sudanese Immigrants DHS must redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan  In just a few weeks, a deadline looms that has the potential to impact the lives of South Sudanese immigrants who fled war crimes, human rights abuses,… Continue »

Kamala Harris

The burgeoning Republican and conservative attacks on Kamala Harris reveal the parties’ competing views of America. From questioning the legitimacy of Harris as a candidate based on a crackpot interpretation of the 14th amendment – as conservative legal scholar John Eastman attempted to do – to adding sexism and misogyny to their ongoing racism and… Continue »

I don’t know if it’s just me, or if the designation of Senator Kamala Harris as running mate for the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has generated a collective enthusiasm among a group of us, which is more than evident in the social networks. So much so that if this continues to the polls… Continue »

Juana Esquivel of America’s Voice Responds    Yesterday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. Juana Esquivel, AV Digital Campaigns Manager, daughter of immigrants and, as a California resident, a constituent of Sen. Kamala Harris, has this to say in response: This is historic and inspiring. As a woman… Continue »

The sharp contrast between the two parties was on full display yesterday. Democrats cheered as newly-selected VP candidate Kamala Harris stepped onto the presidential ticket and spoke of healing, unity and solutions. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the victor in a contested GOP congressional primary in Georgia, is known for her embrace of conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism, xenophobia,… Continue »

“Americans want leaders to bring us together to solve problems, not politicians that incite division, create chaos and fail at governance” Here they go again. The GOP is relying on anti-immigrant ads in hopes of mobilizing its core supporters and peeling off some independents. Karl Rove’s One Nation Super PAC is doing it. The Trump… Continue »