You can listen to a recording of the call here Earlier today, advocates gathered on a call to give their takes on the major developments regarding immigration policy. In particular, speakers addressed their hopes for and support of the Dream & Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, legislation that creates a path to… Continue »

131,000 TPS Holders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 In a week that saw the reintroduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, it bears remembering that so many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have been on… Continue »

“It is not a ‘crisis’ to follow our laws, do what is right and manage this challenge as best we can. It would be a crisis – a moral crisis – if we did not.”  As candidate and as president, Donald Trump and his henchman Stephen Miller portrayed vulnerable kids seeing refuge in America as… Continue »

“Americans want to legalize millions of immigrants who are here helping to keep America safe and strong. The nativist GOP wants to stop America from legalizing millions by minimizing Trump’s cruelty and exaggerating what’s happening at the border.” The American people are ready for decisive action to put undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.… Continue »

Introduction of “Dream and Promise Act” and “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” Builds Momentum   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the introduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The American people are… Continue »

Beyond the typical platitudes of a first presidential encounter, what usually stands out from a coming together of this type is the symbolism that emanates from the respective speeches and those subliminal messages that leave unfinished business more than concrete results. Both Joe Biden, President of the United States, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the… Continue »

Desperate for a hot-button dog-whistle, Republicans reach for a wedge issue that has lost its edge Republicans are busy signaling their intention to run hard on nativism during the 2022 midterms. For example: Stephen Miller told The Washington Post last week that Republicans should make the 2022 midterms all about immigration. Referring to the 2010… Continue »

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Promises to Provide Restitution and Resettlement   Yesterday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas showed that elections matter. He promised to reunite families separated by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller; he rightly called out the previous administration for dismantling the entire immigration and asylum system and doing so with cruelty; and he promised to… Continue »