In a new piece for the Texas Tribune, Julián Aguilar highlights the stories of Gerson Bonilla and Gloria Soto, two Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients currently living under threat of deportation. Like the more than 300,00 TPS recipients currently residing in the U.S., Gerson and Gloria are concerned about their lives and the lives of… Continue »

Family separations, one of the darkest chapters of Trump’s or any other presidency, is back in the headlines. NBC reported that at least 545 children remain separated from parents who cannot be located, and Kristen Welker brought it up in the presidential debate. We chronicle just some of the latest reactions to this heartbreaking news… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration Key Immigration Politics Stories Presidential Debate: On Immigration, the Contrast Could Not Be Clearer: In response to the immigration questions, Trump revealed who he is and what his administration is about. Joe Biden… Continue »

On kids separated from parents, Trump: “They are so well taken care of.” Biden: “It violates every notion of who we are as a nation. It’s criminal.” In response to the immigration questions at last night’s debate, Donald Trump revealed who he is and what his administration is about. And Joe Biden revealed who we… Continue »

Trump’s infamous family separation policy is still haunting us, and after new court documents revealed that the parents of 545 children that have still not been united with their children and are unable to be located, leaders and observers are rightfully outraged. In a statement by Vice President Joe Biden, “It’s an outrage, a moral… Continue »

A primer in case it does   Will immigration, the original sin of Trumpism and his administration’s signature issue, finally come up at a debate? If it does, here is our take. Family Separation: As the Washington Post editorialized, “Let’s not mince words. The Trump administration kidnapped children.” In one of the darkest chapters of… Continue »

Every new revelation about Trump’s family separation policy confirms why it is one of the worst human rights atrocities committed by our government in modern American history.  It cries out for action on two fronts: 1) a government-led effort to do everything possible to reunite and support the families that were torn apart by state-sanctioned… Continue »

For hundreds of thousands of TPS holders, their future is in jeopardy and the election provides an opportunity for permanent protection.  In a new op-ed in The Hill, José Palma makes a powerful case for voting in leaders who will protect the more than 300,000 TPS holders and 200,000 U.S. citizen children who are vulnerable… Continue »

Must-read Catherine Rampell column underscores that Trump has forced a referendum on immigrants – and Americans have chosen to side with immigrants. Syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell’s latest, titled “Trump has shifted the country to the left — or at least away from his own views,” underscores a point that we have been making: Trump’s relentless… Continue »

While President Donald Trump defies the coronavirus with packed rallies that have been sources of contagion, even though it doesn’t matter to his loyal followers, around the country other places are equally packed. But these places are filled with voters who are waiting in long and, in many cases, slow lines for the ability to… Continue »