Republicans are stoking fear and hatred while Democrats have a plan, are taking action, and are making progress Washington, DC – Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is grabbing headlines off his announcement that he will divert funds from disaster relief – and seek private donations – to build more border wall in Texas. This is… Continue »

“This is exactly what America should be doing.”   Today, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement announcing the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. This program allows people in the United States to petition as sponsors for refugee minors in El Salvador, Honduras and… Continue »

A recording of the event can be found here.  Washington, DC – At a virtual press event on Wednesday, regional, foreign policy and immigration policy experts discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The visits provided the Biden administration an opportunity to introduce their vision for addressing root causes in the region and… 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 »

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 »

Frank Sharry: “The Biden administration is back on offense”   President Biden seems to have his immigration mojo back.  After a flurry of pro-immigrant policymaking in the early days of the Biden administration, the right wing media-driven “Biden border crisis” storyline hit the front pages. The “Biden border crisis” was always overblown and over-hyped, but… Continue »

“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 »