In a bizarre tweet early Monday morning, John Cornyn stated that President Biden has “emphasized the humane treatment of immigrants, regardless of their legal status” in reference to those seeking asylum at our border. Although the sentiments are far from shocking considering Cornyn’s voting record on immigration, most members of the GOP generally make at… Continue »

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) heads to the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday to lead the desperate right-wing attempt to declare the admission of unaccompanied children seeking safety from violence a “crisis.”  This is the same Kevin McCarthy that perpetrated the Big Lie that the 2020 election was marked by fraud, voted against certifying the… Continue »

While the White House is pushing an immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, it is also advancing executive actions and policy changes to bring an end to some of the most onerous practices of the Trump presidency, including the detention of children and families. In addition to being urgent and… Continue »

Mientras la Casa Blanca impulsa su propuesta legislativa de reforma migratoria con una vía a la ciudadanía para los indocumentados, también avanza medidas ejecutivas y cambios de política pública para poner fin a algunas de las prácticas más onerosas de la presidencia de Trump, entre otras la detención de menores migrantes y de familias. Es… 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 »

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 »

Too often, mainstream media coverage and commentary regarding border and asylum policies rest on the following assumptions: Migration is bad, and more of it is worse;  If Biden unwinds Trump’s sadistic web of cruelty, it will lead to a ”border crisis” because U.S. immigration policies are the primary driver of regional migration patterns;  The best… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here Earlier today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) joined advocates and Black immigrants to discuss the unique challenges Black immigrants face and the broken systems that perpetuate anti-Blackness in immigration. In the early days of the Biden administration, the disparate impact of our broken immigration, refugee and… Continue »

Asylum seekers don’t abscond, they show up “Catch and release.” It has been invoked cynically and repeatedly by the right to justify a web of cruel policies aimed at gutting the nation’s asylum system and deterring asylum-seekers. It’s one of those catch-phrases popularized by the right and picked up by the mainstream media.  And it’s… Continue »

On Tuesday (2/2) President Biden signed three new executive orders on immigration. These three EOs are in addition to the six executive orders, two DHS memos, and the sweeping legislative proposal announced on day one. These policies are a step towards unwinding the cruelty and chaos of the Trump administration in order to build a… Continue »