Washington, DC — The contrast between the real story of immigrants and America and Donald Trump and his allies’ anti-immigrant vision has been on stark display these past days, brought into vivid relief especially in contrasting the commentary and reflections about the six immigrant workers who died in Baltimore... Continue »
Washington, DC — This afternoon, President Biden will visit the site of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse and meet with the families of the six men who lost their lives. The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Joe Biden has been at... Continue »
A host of lawmakers, business and labor leaders, and community members are urging the Biden administration to, among other actions, protect mixed-status families and boost local economies by extending work permits to longtime immigrant contributors, including the undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens. “The more than 1.1 million undocumented spouses... Continue »
“Immigrant workers at all educational and skill levels play a central role in building our economy,” Dr. Carlos Martín, Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, wrote for the Urban Institute in 2016. “Construction work is a tangible illustration of this role,... Continue »
Washington, DC — With President Biden reportedly set to visit the Key Bridge this week, the story of the workers who lost their lives will be front and center for the world to see. As we discussed last week, this tragedy is an opportunity to redefine the immigration conversation.... Continue »
Washington, DC — As more details emerge following the horrifying collapse of the Key Bridge, we’ve seen that migrant workers are at the center of this story and, in many ways, provide an opportunity to redefine our broader conversation on immigration. In such a fractured and politically acrimonious environment,... Continue »
Baltimore construction worker Maynor Suazo Sandoval dreamed of opening a small business in the area. Sandoval, who arrived in the U.S. from Honduras nearly two decades ago, loved all things machinery, his brother said. Miguel Luna, a grandfather and immigrant from El Salvador, worked alongside Sandoval as a valued... Continue »
Washington, DC — The collapse of the Key Bridge in Baltimore is a tragedy that is once again being twisted by right-wing media and elected officials to scapegoat immigrants. Conspiracy theories about terrorists who cross the allegedly “open” border to do us harm is now a reflexive and utterly... Continue »