Senator Menendez, Latino leaders, Harry Reid and Democratic voters call for immigration reform this year, no excuses   Key voices are affirming the importance of delivering immigration relief to millions this year: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ): At an Axios virtual event yesterday, Senator Menendez reiterated his commitment to delivering on immigration this year. He expressed… Continue »

40,000 Cameroonians Currently at Risk of Deportation to Deadly, Dangerous Conditions Last week, following months of organizing and leadership from the Black immigrant advocacy community, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Cameroon TPS Act of 2021. The bill would provide protection from deportation and work authorization for the estimated 40,000 Cameroonians… Continue »

New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

With Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, Americans expect Democrats to deliver on just immigration policies, Senator Harry Reid argues in a recent piece in The Hill.  The former Senate Majority Leader notes that his 2010 reelection proved that Democrats can fight and win on immigration. In that race, he took on a rabidly… Continue »

Washington, DC – There’s a stark divide between what the Biden administration promised and what the administration is delivering on immigration, border, asylum and racial justice issues. Deportations of Haitians continue despite the deadly conditions on the ground; expulsions of asylum seekers without due process or an ability to seek asylum continue; and progress for… Continue »

The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship by the body’s own Parlamentarian. This new hope… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today is a national day of action in support of Haitian migrants, with actions planned in more than 10 cities across America. Ahead of today’s actions, two stories capture why there is so much energy and outrage around the Biden administration’s mistreatment of Haitians. Find excerpts and links below: A Vox story… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC — On a press call today, immigrant advocates gave their take on the state of play regarding the movement’s drive to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants in Congress this year.  Lorella Praeli, Co-President, Community Change Action, said, “From the beginning of the year, we… Continue »