“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 »

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 »

Thrust to the epicenter of one of the most incandescent political battles in the United States today, unaccompanied migrant children are, evidently, an unequivocal symptom of the socio-economic and institutional breakdown in the poorest regions from which they come. Not only that, but their presence also highlights the types of societies they choose as their… Continue »

Convertidos en el epicentro de una de las batallas políticas más candentes del momento en Estados Unidos, los menores migrantes no acompañados son, evidentemente, un síntoma inequívoco de la descomposición socioeconómica e institucional de las regiones más empobrecidas de donde provienen. Pero no solo eso, pues su presencia también pone en evidencia el tipo de… 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 »

Urge Support for Biden-Harris Plan to Achieve Humane and Durable Solutions You can hear a recording of the call here Today, with Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Scalise at the Southern border in McAllen, TX, former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joined Jess Morales Rocketto of Care in Action and Frank Sharry… Continue »

Republicans head to the border to score political points, while the solutions to the regional migration challenges reside in the region south of the border There is a crisis. It’s in Central America. The failure of governments in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to provide for their citizens has caused yet another increase in arrivals… Continue »