“It’s time for Congress to move beyond GOP gamesmanship about the southern border to deliver a long-overdue breakthrough on legalization”   A few weeks ago, Republicans were talking incessantly about a hyped-up narrative: the “Biden border crisis.” Too many in the beltway press followed suit. Now, the federal government slowly but surely is bringing the… Continue »

Trump took a wrecking ball to our broken immigration system; Biden has begun the formidable job of unwinding the cruelty and building anew   The Biden administration is making progress – reunifying families ripped apart by the Trump administration, better managing the arrival of unaccompanied minors at the border, and unwinding the border wall project.… Continue »

Today, the Bidden-Harris administration announced remarkable success in decreasing the number of unaccompanied migrant children held in custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection—with a decline of nearly 84 percent in the last month alone. CNN: Number of Children Held in Border Patrol Facilities Drops 84% Since Peak Last Month Here are some key takeaways… Continue »

On Tuesday, April 27, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations held a hearing on unaccompanied children at the U.S. border. The hearing highlighted how the Trump administration gutted the asylum process through Title 42, Migrant Protection Protocols, and outspending resources on the border wall. From the witness stand, it is… Continue »

Ad calls out Republicans trying to score cheap political points on vulnerable children Today, ahead of President Joe Biden’s first congressional address, immigrant advocacy groups America’s Voice and Care In Action are up with a new television ad campaign slamming Republican politicians for their hypocrisy on immigration. Republican leaders continue to cynically feign concern about… Continue »

Earlier this week, the American Immigration Council released a report showing that the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Biden administration is neither unique nor unprecedented.  In fact, the current rise in border apprehensions can be largely credited to 1) seasonal trends; 2) heightened “push factors;” and 3) the continued enforcement of Title… Continue »

In a series of congressional delegations going to the border and on relentless appearances on right wing media, Republicans are stoking fear and playing politics over immigration. They do not acknowledge that the vast majority of migrants are being kept out or that the ones who are being let in are mostly children in need… Continue »

Even before Joe Biden took office, Republicans were scheming about how they could take advantage of the border situation that President Trump made worse in order to damage the incoming president and win victory in the next midterm elections. Politico’s Anita Kumar reports about a border trip by Republicans before Biden took office: “The conversations… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   On today’s call, western hemisphere policy experts went in depth on the challenges facing the people of the Northern Triangle, discussing the acute and root causes of migration to the U.S. southern border and potential solutions from the Biden-Harris administration. The panelists discussed the… Continue »

Many Republican officials—like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz, and Reps. Steve Scalise and Louie Gohmert—have recently decided to shine a partisan spotlight on the Southern border ignoring or even defending Trump’s cruel and ineffective border policies for years. The evidence of this brazen hypocrisy is damning. Here’s what these hypocrites… Continue »