Join growing chorus of experts criticizing the Parliamentarian’s rationale for getting to no on citizenship proposals   A Who’s Who of immigration legal scholars has penned a letter to Vice-President Kamala Harris and Senate Democratic leaders that strongly criticizes the Senate Parliamentarian’s rationale for rejecting legislative proposals to put millions of undocumented immigrants on a… Continue »

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Senior State Department Official Resigns in Protest, Calling the Deportation of Haitians “Illegal” and “Inhumane” Washington, DC – Two recent resignations from the Biden administration were accompanied by powerful condemnations of the administration’s ongoing deportations of Haitians to a nation buckling under the strain of political violence, an earthquake’s devastation and climate-related disasters. To carry… Continue »

A link to the recording can be found here. Washington, DC- Today, advocates and activists who mobilize immigrant, Black, Latino, Labor and progressive voters in key battleground states gathered on a press call to urge Democrats to keep fighting and win legalization for immigrants because of its impact on voter enthusiasm in upcoming 2021 and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO-01) joined Black immigrant advocates and impacted Haitians on a press call to discuss the conditions immigrants face when deported back to Haiti. Earlier this year the Biden Administration redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because conditions on the ground were… Continue »

For a second time, the Senate Parliamentarian rejected the Democrats’ so-called Plan B to try to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. It seems the Parliamentarian will not give a green light to any language that involves the conferral of green cards to the undocumented population. That’s how strict the criteria of just one person is,… Continue »

Affected individuals and their allies are reacting to the Senate parliamentarian’s latest opinion opposing citizenship for immigrants with a clear message: Democrats need to find a way to use their power to deliver on the immigration reforms they promised. Meanwhile, key experts and outside voices are highlighting the potential political costs in the midterms if… Continue »

Immigration Expert and Author Charles Kamasaki Critiques Her Rulings to Date Washington, DC – In a new Medium piece Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor at UnidosUS, Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and author of Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die (Mandel-Vilar Press 2019), pens a deep-dive article titled, “How the Senate Parliamentarian… Continue »

America’s Voice reacts to latest from the Senate on immigration reform Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The movement to win citizenship for undocumented immigrants suffered a stinging setback today. But while we are disappointed and angry, we are not defeated. It has been reported… Continue »

“Alarmingly, Republicans are staying silent or joining in.” Washington, DC – It’s time for decent Americans to call out the Republican Party and right-wing media for normalizing the dangerous white supremacist Great Replacement Theory. The noxious notion that Democrats and Jews are trying to “replace” white people with Black and brown immigrants was cited as… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, Democrats cannot hide behind the parliamentarian’s initial and misguided ruling More voices are making a powerful case for why Democrats need to keep their promises and deliver on citizenship for millions, and not use the unelected Senate parliamentarian’s misguided ruling as an excuse for inaction. Boston Globe column by Marcela… Continue »