2021 Is Unique Only In That The Normal Seasonal Increase In Crossings Is Combined With The Backlog Of Those Who Didn’t Cross In 2020 Due to Coronavirus    With recent media coverage focusing on the number of crossings at the border, it is important to remember that immigration is historically seasonal, and the current growth… Continue »

 The Biden administration is attempting to solve problems, put in place durable long-term solutions, and recognize the basic humanity and dignity of migrants and refugees. In contrast, Trump, Stephen Miller and Republicans are attempting to legitimize and return to the cruel deterrence strategies of the past. Below is a roundup of leading voices speaking to… Continue »

TW: violence, racism, & death Instead of working to pass the “Dream & Promise Act” or “Farm Workforce Modernization Act,” NBC News reporters Jacob Soboroff and Morgan Chesky are reporting that 19 Republican Senators are set “to ride up and down the Rio Grande on @TxDPS boats outfitted with multiple .30 caliber machine guns.” The “threat” that they… Continue »

NBC News reporters Jacob Soboroff and Morgan Chesky are reporting that 19 Republican Senators are set “to ride up and down the Rio Grande on @TxDPS boats outfitted with multiple .30 caliber machine guns.” The “threat” that they are play-act “patrolling” against? Vulnerable kids seeking refuge in America.  The following is a statement from Frank… Continue »

Let’s be clear. Whether it’s called a “crisis” or not, the situation at the border, with thousands of young people arriving alone every day, has occurred and will continue occurring whether or not Joe Biden is in the White House, or another Republican more recalcitrant than Donald Trump. With Democrats or Republicans in power, migrants… Continue »

“There’s no migrant surge”…“border looks identical to 2019 without repeat crossers”…“the media must be held accountable for shallow reporting” Experts are pushing back on the breathless, context-free coverage and commentary of the so-called “Biden border crisis.” For those who follow this closely, It is not a crisis; Biden is not to blame; and the challenges… Continue »

Hablemos claro. Se le llame o no crisis, la situación en la frontera, con miles de menores arribando solos todos los días, ha ocurrido y seguirá ocurriendo, esté o no Joe Biden en la Casa Blanca, o esté otro republicano más recalcitrante que Donald Trump. Con demócratas o republicanos en el poder seguirán llegando migrantes… Continue »

Cut through the noise. Break through the fog of GOP talking points. Disregard the Sunday show hype. The choice before America’s policy makers is this: Should America welcome kids fleeing violence, or send them back to the violence they fled? Former Trump administration officials and GOP policymakers argue that we should return to Trump policies… Continue »

Meanwhile, Democrats Focused on Moving Country Forward   Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on two immigration bills, the Dream & Promise Act (HR 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 1603). Immigrant youth, TPS/DED holders, and farm workers are ready. Democrats in Congress are ready. The American people are ready.  What… Continue »

Fresh off their blanket opposition to the wildly popular American Rescue Plan that promises to put checks in pockets, vaccinations in arms, people back to work and kids back in school, the GOP is desperate to change the subject. When Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head ran out of gas, they started howling about a… Continue »