Douglas Rivlin: “We must replace GOP political depravity with a modern solution.”    A new CNN op-ed from former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, “Republicans are politicizing the border and children’s lives,” blasts the GOP for their fear mongering, falsehoods, and politicization of the lives of children from Central America who are… Continue »

Congress returns to work and, on the issue of immigration, we see the same old song and dance continue as it has for decades. On the one hand, Republicans exploit the “crisis” at the border as if it were something new, without offering solutions, just a return to the cruel policies of Donald Trump. And… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

Calls out Republicans trying to score cheap political points on the backs of fleeing children Immigrant advocacy groups are calling out Republican’s border and immigration politics ahead of their third border visit. Republican elected officials are headed to Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to hold a press conference and stage photo-ops to take advantage of the… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   In another week of America’s Voice “Office Hours,” experts and advocates discussed the recent immigration developments. Speakers delved into March CBP numbers, analyzed the root causes of migration, discussed the role of refugee resettlement as part of a regional strategy, and denounced the treatment… Continue »

Urge Support for Biden-Harris Plan to Achieve Humane and Durable Solutions You can hear a recording of the call here Today, with Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Scalise at the Southern border in McAllen, TX, former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joined Jess Morales Rocketto of Care in Action and Frank Sharry… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “We need to build a forward-looking and modern immigration system rather than revert to the depravity and failure of the Trump years or taking seriously Republicans who want only to play politics and embrace the indefensible.” As Republican congressional delegations continued to head to our southern border to stoke fear during right wing… Continue »

In a new piece for the New York Times, Natalie Kitroeff details the devastation caused by natural disasters in Honduras that compound existing economic and food insecurity crises, exacerbate the need for immediate humanitarian aid and a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation as part of a longer term broad regional stability approach to stemming migration… Continue »

Republican lawmakers traveling to the border this week are once again using migrant children as political props to double down on their inhumane, ineffective and deeply unpopular immigration policies. The GOP lawmakers—including Reps. Scalise, Davis, McCaul, Nunes, Hudson, Hill, Latta, Malliotakis, Stivers, Wagner, and Womack—claim to care about the situation at the border and the… Continue »

The American idea at its best is the American dream come to life for America’s newcomers  In a new video address to be played at U.S. naturalization ceremonies, President Biden states: “Thank you for choosing us and believing that America is worthy of your aspirations.  Every immigrant comes to America for different circumstances and for… Continue »