Frank Sharry: “We need to build a forward-looking and modern immigration system rather than revert to the depravity and failure of the Trump years or taking seriously Republicans who want only to play politics and embrace the indefensible.” As Republican congressional delegations continued to head to our southern border to stoke fear during right wing… Continue »

In a new piece for the New York Times, Natalie Kitroeff details the devastation caused by natural disasters in Honduras that compound existing economic and food insecurity crises, exacerbate the need for immediate humanitarian aid and a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation as part of a longer term broad regional stability approach to stemming migration… Continue »

Republican lawmakers traveling to the border this week are once again using migrant children as political props to double down on their inhumane, ineffective and deeply unpopular immigration policies. The GOP lawmakers—including Reps. Scalise, Davis, McCaul, Nunes, Hudson, Hill, Latta, Malliotakis, Stivers, Wagner, and Womack—claim to care about the situation at the border and the… Continue »

The American idea at its best is the American dream come to life for America’s newcomers  In a new video address to be played at U.S. naturalization ceremonies, President Biden states: “Thank you for choosing us and believing that America is worthy of your aspirations.  Every immigrant comes to America for different circumstances and for… Continue »

Although Republicans supported President Trump’s cruel, ineffective immigration policies for years, they are currently attempting to politicize President Biden’s attempts to humanely manage the border and end Trump’s harsh and ineffective policies. Yet their efforts to portray any increase in border crossings as an indictment of the Biden administration ignores the fact that there is… Continue »

New editorial and opinion voices are making the case for why now is the time to finally deliver citizenship for essential undocumented workers, including Dreamers and farm workers, and offering reminders why Republicans should support these efforts. An Arizona Republic editorial explicitly addresses why conservatives should support the Dream and Promise Act and The Farm… Continue »

2021 Is Unique Only In That The Normal Seasonal Increase In Crossings Is Combined With The Backlog Of Those Who Didn’t Cross In 2020 Due to Coronavirus    With recent media coverage focusing on the number of crossings at the border, it is important to remember that immigration is historically seasonal, and the current growth… Continue »

Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority.  President Biden, First Lady Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin called for action and solutions while Republicans sensationalize and politicize our immigration challenges.  Democrats are clear. The time has come to go big and get… Continue »