Frank Sharry: “As a nation, we are ready to turn the page on Trump’s hatred for immigrants and show ourselves and the world that we are the welcoming nation we aspire to be.”   In the coming days, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) are expected to unveil the Senate and House… Continue »

As SCOTUS Hears Trump’s Census Apportionment Challenge, Biden Reiterates Support for Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants  The incoming Biden administration continues to highlight its support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants – the cornerstone of the Biden-Harris immigration vision and a broadly popular policy across the divided electorate.  In a NBC News interview that… Continue »

Americans want to do everything possible to contain the virus, including temporary restrictions on travel and immigration, but their underlying support for immigrants and immigration is stronger than ever   The beginning of the NPR headline regarding its new poll was surprising: “Americans Back Trump On Immigration.” Then comes the kicker: “But Only To Stop… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

“They failed in Congress, repeatedly. Now, they are sneaking through the back door to accomplish by fiat what they could not achieve by legislation” In response to the Trump administration’s radical “public charge” regulation, the consequences and motives are becoming clear. With respect to its many consequences, one is that the new rule could slash… Continue »

“Sharing the rights and responsibilities of citizenship is a value that spans America and Americans, regardless of party or partisanship.” Douglas Rivlin As President Trump gets ready for his tanks and airplane-filled ego trip on the National Mall, millions of Americans are rightfully outraged about the human rights crisis on display in detention facilities and… Continue »

As the U.S. Supreme Court today hears arguments about the potential addition of a new citizenship question to the U.S. Census, a new Washington Post piece summarizing relevant political science research underscores the harms that would result. Writing for the “Monkey Cage” political science section of the Washington Post, academics Matt Barreto, Chris Warshaw, Matthew… Continue »

“I’m worried this is just another example of the Trump administration making a decision first and then dealing with the consequences later.” — Ur Jaddou, DHS Watch In an article for ThinkProgress, Rebekah Entralgo reports U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) announcement that it “plans to shutter all of its 23 field offices across 20… Continue »

Philip Bump of the Washington Post: “New Emails Reveal a Central Political Motivation for Changing the Census” There’s never been any doubt about the true motivations behind the Trump Administration’s push to add a new Census question on citizenship. It’s a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrants to lower response rates in order to shift the… Continue »

New York Times Op-ed and Washington Post Editorial Latest to Denounce Proposal Below are excerpts from a powerful op-ed in the New York Times as well as a response from the Washington Post’s editorial board. Both speak to our foundational values and the attack on them by the new Public Charge Rule. This proposed change… Continue »