Washington, DC – Momentum is building for an immigration breakthrough this year. Leading Democrats – from across the party – are publicly supporting the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget agreement and its chances of success this year. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: During a Q&A during yesterday’s press briefing (see video… Continue »

Reconciling is in style. In Congress, budget reconciliation is at the center of the debate, as a mechanism to advance legislation through a simple majority, rather than with the sixty votes needed to overcome a filibuster in the face of zero Republican collaboration. And, there is a real effort to attach legalization measures for undocumented… Continue »

A recording of the call is here. Earlier today, potential Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and experts from Guatemala and the United States will join Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35) to explain the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate Guatemala for TPS.  Country conditions in Guatemala have continued to deteriorate over the years with… Continue »

Washington, DC – Senate Democrats announced a $3.5 trillion budget agreement last night as part of its Build Back Better agenda. The plan is expected to address jobs, care, climate, and, yes, citizenship.  While we do not yet have details regarding how many immigrants are covered, the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – On a press call today, California Senator Alex Padilla joined immigration policy experts to discuss the importance of including citizenship proposals – for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers – in the soon-to-be-released Senate budget resolution with reconciliation instructions for… Continue »

The “Cornyn Con” is Revealed, the GOP Fig-Leaf in Tatters   Washington, DC – Overall, Republicans want to run on ugly anti-immigrant politics in next year’s midterms, not work in good faith toward a bipartisan breakthrough on citizenship for millions this year. The Party of Trump is clinging hard to the Big Lie, racial divisiveness and… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here Washington, DC –  Leading immigrant advocates joined a press call this afternoon to call on lawmakers and the Biden administration to take action and provide security for Haitians, Liberians and other migrants seeking safety or permanent residence. In light of recent developments – the assasination… Continue »

Washington, DC – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on Fox News yesterday, hyping fears over the border and warning that the “crisis is about to get a lot worse” if Democrats “include a massive amnesty” in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill.  Expect to hear a lot more of this kind of bullying from Republicans and… Continue »