If it’s true that the official visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Central America, to discuss the root causes of immigration to the North, advances a mission with more long term than short term goals, the need to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades,… Continue »

Si bien la visita oficial de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris a México y Centroamérica para discutir las raíces de la migración hacia el Norte cumple una misión con metas más a largo que a corto plazo, la necesidad de legalizar a los millones de indocumentados que llevan décadas viviendo en Estados Unidos, trabajando y pagando… Continue »

Advocates and Potential TPS Holders urge The Biden Administration to Designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua In a new article for HuffPost, Sarah Ruiz-Grossman reports on escalating violence, widespread poverty, and mounting climate concerns in Central America. In turn, these crises are prompting calls for the Biden Administration to… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   In Friday “Office Hours,” experts and advocates discussed recent asylum, refugee and immigration policy developments – the end of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) , the dedicated docket plan by the Biden administration, and the need to end Title 42; the upcoming 9th anniversary of… Continue »

You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today, immigrant advocates and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders gathered on a press call to urge the Biden administration to act swiftly on TPS designations for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Widespread poverty, food insecurity, political instability, and devastation in the aftermath of Hurricanes… Continue »

Leading childrens’ advocates, faith voices, and observers are condemning Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors, noting that it attacks the most vulnerable among us and is a transparent political stunt that will only harm kids. Among the… 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 »

Mario Carrillo: “Governor Abbott is more focused on his reelection efforts than on providing solutions.”   Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors. This act of political theater by Governor Abbott could displace around 4,000… 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 »

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 »