New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

Washington, DC – The horrifying images of U.S. Border Patrol’s mistreatment of Haitians at our southern border are indefensible. In addition to investigating and holding accountable those responsible, the U.S. government needs to stop deporting Haitians to a country the U.S. government has said Haitians should not be deported to.  Leading observers have been unsparing… 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 »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

Here we go again. Donald Trump heads to the border to spread lies, stoke fear and spew racism. He’ll be flanked by Republican electeds eager to kiss the ring in hopes of winning future primaries. In addition, he’ll be accompanied by former White House and former acting DHS officials who are infamous for their government… Continue »

We are watching the age-old Cornyn Con unfold in real time Washington, DC – Earlier this week, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared with Democrats in Texas and Arizona to set up his favorite move – the Cornyn Con.  What’s the Cornyn Con? The silver-tongued, silver-haired Senator from Texas pretends he wants a breakthrough on immigration… Continue »

There have been so many contrasts that mark the profound difference between the previous administration and the one that currently occupies the White House. But a singular, unguarded smile like that of the young Nicaraguan boy Wilton Gutiérrez, captured in a recent photo, could symbolize all that has happened and is happening, at least on the… Continue »

Today, the Welcome with Dignity campaign launched its new national campaign to re-envision how people seeking asylum in the U.S. are welcomed and protected after being forced to flee their homes. Many advocates, activists, and regional migration experts came together online and off to celebrate the start of this campaign and continue the fight for… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today, the Welcome with Dignity campaign launched its new national campaign to re-envision how people seeking asylum in the U.S. are welcomed and protected after being forced to flee their homes. The campaign, composed of advocates, activists, regional migration experts and service providers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, is the… Continue »

Washington, DC –  The discord between harsh reality and Republicans’ cruel theater was on full display yesterday. A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General was made public which uncovered fresh evidence of the depravity and deceit of the Trump administration. It detailed shocking conduct from 2017-2018 of Trump’s border officials forcibly separating… Continue »

Newly Updated Report Lays Out The Truth: “Significantly fewer people are being admitted into the United States and placed into normal deportation proceedings when compared to 2019” Washington, DC – Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) picked up the mantle of Republican disinformation about the border yesterday at a hearing on migrant children. Referring to the Biden… Continue »