On May 1, advocates all across the country rallied in celebration of #MayDay to honor essential workers, DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers, and more. The rallies were planned to bring attention to our broken immigration system and demand meaningful change, including a path to citizenship for all immigrants living in the United States.  Check… Continue »

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a longtime and leading champion of immigration reform, urged President Biden in a recent Oval Office meeting to get immigration reform done this year, even if it means using budget reconciliation.  Senator Menendez is playing a central role in Senate deliberations to enact pathways to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.… Continue »

You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today, leaders of the We Are Home campaign gathered on a press call to discuss the building momentum for a push for legalization. These key leaders are determined to fight for a path to citizenship for deeply rooted undocumented immigrants in our neighborhoods, communities and… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Mr. President, this is the year, now is the time, the power is in your hands. Let’s join together to get this done.”   This Politico story is important: Biden’s open to doing immigration through reconciliation, Hispanic lawmakers say. …During Tuesday’s meeting, members of the CHC asked for Biden’s ‘unequivocal support for immigration… Continue »

The American idea at its best is the American dream come to life for America’s newcomers  In a new video address to be played at U.S. naturalization ceremonies, President Biden states: “Thank you for choosing us and believing that America is worthy of your aspirations.  Every immigrant comes to America for different circumstances and for… Continue »

New editorial and opinion voices are making the case for why now is the time to finally deliver citizenship for essential undocumented workers, including Dreamers and farm workers, and offering reminders why Republicans should support these efforts. An Arizona Republic editorial explicitly addresses why conservatives should support the Dream and Promise Act and The Farm… Continue »

Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority.  President Biden, First Lady Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin called for action and solutions while Republicans sensationalize and politicize our immigration challenges.  Democrats are clear. The time has come to go big and get… Continue »

As the chattering classes debate the prospects for immigration bills that legalize millions, we want to point out some underappreciated dynamics: Democrats are united in favor of immigrants; the American people favor pro-immigrant policies; and the movement led by immigrants continues to get stronger.  Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the Dream and Promise Act… 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 »

This is the year to put millions of undocumented Americans on pathways to citizenship   This week, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act was introduced in the House by Reps. Castro and Lieu, and in the Senate by Sens. Padilla and Warren. The legislation would put undocumented essential workers on pathways to citizenship. In addition… Continue »