On Thursday (2/5), the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion budget resolution for COVID relief, paving the way for Joe Biden’s recovery plan. Although this was a welcomed piece of legislation for many in the country suffering from the pandemic, eight Democrats voted to deny certain individuals relief based on immigration status. Importantly, this amendment, along… Continue »

On Tuesday (2/2) President Biden signed three new executive orders on immigration. These three EOs are in addition to the six executive orders, two DHS memos, and the sweeping legislative proposal announced on day one. These policies are a step towards unwinding the cruelty and chaos of the Trump administration in order to build a… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. On a press call earlier today, immigrants rights activists who fought for and won the Biden administration’s 100-day deportation moratorium discussed the Biden policies, the Texas litigation, and the way forward. “The DHS policy to pause deportations was a testament to the power of the immigrant justice… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here. Following a flurry of Day One announcements — six executive orders, a moratorium on deportations, and a legislative proposal to create a new roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — leaders of membership organizations in the immigrant justice movement and… Continue »

Donald Trump was the most anti-immigrant president in modern history who used his time in office to enact cruel and inhumane policies. In 2020, our multiracial, multiethnic, multigenerational majority chose a new America. As we prepare for a new administration and era in American politics, many immigrants and advocates took to social media to express… Continue »

A continuación compartimos una reflexión de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice. ¿Por qué el próximo gobierno Biden-Harris se apoya en la inmigración? Porque lo que parecía inamovible ha cambiado, creando una opción más favorable que nunca para la política migratoria. Los factores clave de este cambio: 1) El nativismo de Trump resultó contraproducente… Continue »

“Trump’s immigration actions and rhetoric comes with a demonstrated body count”   Ahead of Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to the border in Alamo, Texas on Tuesday, the following is a statement from Mario Carrillo, the Texas-based Campaign Manager for America’s Voice:  It’s a dark and fitting end to the Trump presidency that Trump will visit the… Continue »

“The Biden Effect?” Puleeze. The issue is the Trump Trauma inflicted on all of us.   Yesterday, White House advisor Stephen Miller appeared on Fox News to attack our democracy. He peddled Trump’s election fraud lies and predicted Trump would be declared the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election.  He was rightly mocked in… Continue »

Throughout the pandemic, undocumented workers have borne a terrible price – serving in essential jobs as farmworkers, food processors, and healthcare workers, while being disproportionately affected by COVID and left out of economic recovery. Today, an array of observers offer reminders for why including undocumented workers in our nation’s recovery – most notably through a… Continue »

Must read by WaPo’s Greg Sargent on why Arizona going blue is a big deal Yesterday, Arizona officially certified that Joe Biden won the state. Tomorrow, Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the new U.S. Senator for Arizona. These developments reflect one of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles: the political… Continue »