A recording of the event can be found here.  Washington, DC – At a virtual press event on Wednesday, regional, foreign policy and immigration policy experts discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The visits provided the Biden administration an opportunity to introduce their vision for addressing root causes in the region and… Continue »

Last night, Virginia Democrats chose their nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General, setting up the general election matchups for this fall. In addition, all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are on the ballot in November. The stakes are high for immigration politics and policy. For the past two years, Democrats… Continue »

If it’s true that the official visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Central America, to discuss the root causes of immigration to the North, advances a mission with more long term than short term goals, the need to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades,… Continue »

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not count as a lawful admission into the U.S. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, regarding the decision and its implications: Today’s Supreme Court ruling is undoubtedly a blow for… Continue »

Washington, DC – Our memo below captures the latest action at the intersection of immigration politics and policy. Be on the lookout for more on the politics of immigration this week, as tomorrow’s Virginia primary elections set up a high-profile test case whether the GOP will again embrace nativism as Ed Gillespie infamously tried in… Continue »

Advocates and Potential TPS Holders urge The Biden Administration to Designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua In a new article for HuffPost, Sarah Ruiz-Grossman reports on escalating violence, widespread poverty, and mounting climate concerns in Central America. In turn, these crises are prompting calls for the Biden Administration to… Continue »

We are watching the age-old Cornyn Con unfold in real time Washington, DC – Earlier this week, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared with Democrats in Texas and Arizona to set up his favorite move – the Cornyn Con.  What’s the Cornyn Con? The silver-tongued, silver-haired Senator from Texas pretends he wants a breakthrough on immigration… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   In Friday “Office Hours,” experts and advocates discussed recent asylum, refugee and immigration policy developments – the end of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) , the dedicated docket plan by the Biden administration, and the need to end Title 42; the upcoming 9th anniversary of… Continue »