Frank Sharry: “Democrats want to build back better. Republicans want to tear down Democrats…Blow past the rightwing noise machine and get it done, Democrats.” Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the truth. He  declared, “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration.” Earlier, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who is the GOP… Continue »

Earlier today, state and local leaders joined immigration organizers and impacted individuals on a press call to demand the administration move forward on immigration policies that would put immigrants rights first and place them on a legal path to citizenship. Ahead of Immigrants’ Rights Day and the mark of Biden’s 100 days in office, speakers… Continue »

With the arrival of President Biden’s first 100 days in office and ahead of his Wednesday night address to Congress, analysts and observers this week are taking stock of the Biden administration’s record and plans moving forward. In contrast to issues such as the President’s handling of COVID-19 and the economy, the Washington Post/ABC News… 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 »

How many times can the Democrats trip over the same stumbling block when it comes to immigration? How long will they allow Republican anti-immigrant extremists to intimidate them, to the point of forgetting that a majority of the population and a majority of the people who vote for them in elections support a path to… 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 »

Congress returns to work and, on the issue of immigration, we see the same old song and dance continue as it has for decades. On the one hand, Republicans exploit the “crisis” at the border as if it were something new, without offering solutions, just a return to the cruel policies of Donald Trump. And… Continue »

El Congreso retorna a sus labores y, en materia migratoria, seguimos con el mismo y cansado libreto de hace décadas. De una parte, los republicanos explotan la “crisis” en la frontera como si se tratara de algo nuevo, sin ofrecer soluciones, solo un retorno a las políticas crueles de Donald Trump. Y los demócratas, entendiendo… 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 »

Yesterday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 into Congress. This long-overdue comprehensive immigration reform bill – based on President Biden’s proposal – will create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States. After years of pushing lawmakers… Continue »