Affected individuals and their allies are reacting to the Senate parliamentarian’s latest opinion opposing citizenship for immigrants with a clear message: Democrats need to find a way to use their power to deliver on the immigration reforms they promised. Meanwhile, key experts and outside voices are highlighting the potential political costs in the midterms if… Continue »

Immigration Expert and Author Charles Kamasaki Critiques Her Rulings to Date Washington, DC – In a new Medium piece Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor at UnidosUS, Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and author of Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die (Mandel-Vilar Press 2019), pens a deep-dive article titled, “How the Senate Parliamentarian… Continue »

America’s Voice reacts to latest from the Senate on immigration reform Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The movement to win citizenship for undocumented immigrants suffered a stinging setback today. But while we are disappointed and angry, we are not defeated. It has been reported… Continue »

“Alarmingly, Republicans are staying silent or joining in.” Washington, DC – It’s time for decent Americans to call out the Republican Party and right-wing media for normalizing the dangerous white supremacist Great Replacement Theory. The noxious notion that Democrats and Jews are trying to “replace” white people with Black and brown immigrants was cited as… Continue »

When it comes to immigration, Democrats cannot hide behind the parliamentarian’s initial and misguided ruling More voices are making a powerful case for why Democrats need to keep their promises and deliver on citizenship for millions, and not use the unelected Senate parliamentarian’s misguided ruling as an excuse for inaction. Boston Globe column by Marcela… Continue »

Humanitarian emergency on the southern border underscores urgency for TPS designations for countries in crisis CNN’s Rachel Ramirez highlights the impact of climate destabilization on the border crisis, as environmental disasters, economic and political instability, and civil unrest drive many from their homes in hopes of survival. Haiti’s recent presidential assassination, 7.2 magnitude earthquake that… Continue »

Ongoing deportations to a nation engulfed in political violence and despair. Photos of Border Patrol officers on horse treating Haitians the way plantation overseers used to treat slaves. Outrage at an administration that claims to have the backs of Black people.  Let us listen to spokespeople who are themselves Haitians, Black, immigrants or asylum seekers.… Continue »

If there is one country on the American continent that needs help of all kinds at this moment, it is Haiti. Just the name, in fact, has become synonymous with extreme poverty. From its society to its economy to its politics, all of the ills that would keep any nation from crystalizing its development goals… Continue »