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OVERVIEW Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was the latest reminder that the Republican Party is planning to run hard on immigration and so-called “sanctuary cities” during the 2018 cycle. The results of Tuesday’s special election in PA-18, meanwhile, were the latest evidence that the GOP’s anti-immigrant attacks aren’t working — and in … Continue reading »

Pending immigration legislation and immigration reform legislation

Check back with us as we keep track of House and Senate immigration legislation and immigration reform legislation, as bills are introduced, move through committee, and onto the floor. Status: Passed House House H.R. 2213: The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act (introduced April 2017 by Reps. McSally, McCaul, Hurd, Carter, Cuellar, Roe, Vela) [ANTI-IMMIGRANT] Passed 06/07/2017 by … Continue reading »

Quotes from farmers about immigrants and immigration reform.

Undocumented immigrants contribute some $11 billion to the US economy every year. Some of these immigrants are farm workers (and workers in similar areas, such as the dairy industry) who help to keep American farms open and producing affordable, quality food. As many as 70% of all US farm workers are undocumented immigrants. Recent history has … Continue reading »

Trump's first 100 days on immigration.

Introduction While President Trump has already flip-flopped on an array of campaign promises, immigration enforcement is proceeding in rigid accordance with Trump’s nativist campaign pledge. As we reach the first 100 days on immigration benchmark, it is clear that the Trump Administration has laid the groundwork to implement a mass deportation plan that targets all … Continue reading »

Immigration has been a key focus of this election cycle. There are an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in and contributing to the United States, many of whom have deep roots in the country and are part of mixed-status families.1 In 2015, Donald Trump began his presidential campaign labeling immigrants as “rapists” and broadly … Continue reading »

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