Although Republicans supported President Trump’s cruel, ineffective immigration policies for years, they are currently attempting to politicize President Biden’s attempts to humanely manage the border and end Trump’s harsh and ineffective policies. Yet their efforts to portray any increase in border crossings as an indictment of the Biden administration ignores the fact that there is… Continue »

New editorial and opinion voices are making the case for why now is the time to finally deliver citizenship for essential undocumented workers, including Dreamers and farm workers, and offering reminders why Republicans should support these efforts. An Arizona Republic editorial explicitly addresses why conservatives should support the Dream and Promise Act and The Farm… Continue »

2021 Is Unique Only In That The Normal Seasonal Increase In Crossings Is Combined With The Backlog Of Those Who Didn’t Cross In 2020 Due to Coronavirus    With recent media coverage focusing on the number of crossings at the border, it is important to remember that immigration is historically seasonal, and the current growth… Continue »

Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority.  President Biden, First Lady Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin called for action and solutions while Republicans sensationalize and politicize our immigration challenges.  Democrats are clear. The time has come to go big and get… Continue »

   Last week, at an event on the Mexican border, the Chair of the Texas Republican Party joined the head of the far-right paramilitary the Oath Keepers to spread blatant misinformation about the Biden-Harris administration’s immigration policies and fearmonger about the border. Here are some key excerpts from The Daily Beast story outlining yet another… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here To wrap up a busy week in immigration, experts with three perspectives on the politics and policy choices facing the Biden administration on immigration joined a press call. They discussed recent polling that points to strong public support for solutions to vexing immigration issues; the… Continue »

New Frank Sharry Piece on Medium   In a new Medium piece Frank Sharry argues that “if we’re interested in solutions at the border, we have to look beyond the border” and that we need “to shift from short term sensationalism to durable solutions.” Sharry proposes a regional strategy that 1) builds a safe, humane… Continue »

Those at our border are mostly refugees fleeing Central America. Recognizing this reality can lead to us durable solutions. Those coming to our borders to seek safety are people who are fleeing gang violence, corruption, sexual violence, climate change and persecution. Until we recognize this fact, the perennial and simplistic “border crisis” framing will keep… Continue »

 The Biden administration is attempting to solve problems, put in place durable long-term solutions, and recognize the basic humanity and dignity of migrants and refugees. In contrast, Trump, Stephen Miller and Republicans are attempting to legitimize and return to the cruel deterrence strategies of the past. Below is a roundup of leading voices speaking to… Continue »

Rep Escobar

You can listen to a recording of the call here   Earlier today, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) joined two key experts to shine light on what is really going on at the border and what the media and critics are missing from this storyline. While this “crisis at the border” and “surge” narrative has been… Continue »