This afternoon, the Senate parliamentarian will hear arguments from  Democratic and Republican Senate staffers on the immigration provisions in the budget agreement. Yet many politicians and Beltway pundits predict that the immigration provisions will not make it into the final package. Below are reasons why we are confident that this is the year Congress will,… Continue »

Washington, DC – News broke yesterday that the Senate parliamentarian will hear arguments this Friday on the immigration provisions in the budget agreement. In advance, leading economists and experts are making it clear that the immigration provisions provide a direct economic impact; would offer a fiscal and economic boon; and highlighting why reconciliation is an… Continue »

New polling from Data for Progress finds that the green card/citizenship proposals of Democrats’ budget package are overwhelmingly popular and supported across party lines, with intensity strongly favoring the pro-immigrant respondents. The question asked: “Do you support or oppose legislation that would create an earned path to citizenship for Dreamers (undocumented immigrants who were brought… Continue »

Democrats will be judged on their ability to take action and deliver on citizenship for millions   With Congress ready to gear up for a busy post-Labor Day stretch, leading voices are expressing optimism and making clear why this is the year for a legislative breakthrough to deliver green cards and eventual citizenship for Dreamers,… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “Los demócratas serán juzgados por los resultados obtenidos y las promesas cumplidas. Y hoy dieron otro paso hacia el cumplimiento de los compromisos con el pueblo estadounidense” Washington, DC – La Cámara de Representantes aprobó hoy un marco presupuestario que incluiría nuevas vías para la ciudadanía de millones. A continuación compartimos un comunicado… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “Democrats will be judged by results achieved and promises kept. And today, they took another step forward toward delivering on their commitments to the American people.”   Today, the House of Representatives passed a budget framework that would include new pathways to citizenship for millions. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin,… Continue »

Enabling qualified immigrants to earn green cards satisfies the ‘Byrd rule’ In Roll Call column, immigration policy expert Marshall Fitz makes a strong case for the Senate parliamentarian to say yes to immigration provisions Washington, DC – In a must-read op-ed in Roll Call, Marshall Fitz, managing director of immigration at the Emerson Collective, makes… Continue »

“We have the support of the American people” Washington, DC – This week the Senate moved America one step closer to enacting legislation that creates pathways to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers. Below is a sampling of those engaged in the fight.  Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for… Continue »

“Este voto es un gran paso. El impulso está aumentando. El país está listo. Y los demócratas están preparados para cumplir, usando todo lo que esté en sus manos como mayoría”. Washington, DC – Anoche, el Senado colocó a Estados Unidos un paso más cerca de la legislación que podría abrir caminos hacia la ciudadanía… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated in English.  The inclusion of language that would create a path to legalization in the Senate budget plan opens another chapter, this time during the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden, along the obstacle-filled marathon road that… Continue »