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 »

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 »

America’s Self Interest is Served by Helping Those Who Help Us The Biden administration’s Day One plan to begin reversing the cruelty and chaos of Trump’s war on immigrants offers a sweeping legislative proposal that would include a roadmap to citizenship and aggressive use of executive actions. Recent PRRI polling and Gallup polling show the… Continue »

Supreme Court travel ban order.

Editorials, columnists, and observers are weighing in to support the confident immigration vision President Biden has put forward through legislation and executive action.  The Washington Post editorial: Biden’s bold immigration plan would really put America first President Biden has served notice that his ambitious immigration plan is in the first rank of his priorities. Some… Continue »

You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today immigrant justice advocates gathered on a press call to make clear movement priorities on the eve of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being sworn in. The Biden-Harris administration must undo the damage of the last four years and build a fair, humane and functional… Continue »

Lawrence Downes, formerly an editorial writer for the New York Times, pens a must-read op-ed in the Los Angeles Times today: “Republicans weaponized ‘amnesty’ to make undocumented immigrants suffer. Let’s take it back.” Downes writes like few others and has long captured the nuances of the immigration debate and the humanity of immigrants with rare… Continue »

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the… Continue »

We can’t count the number of times this question of whether immigration reform can pass has been asked.  Last week, at our last “Office Hours” of the year, a number of advocates made the case about the unrelenting pressure from our movement, which only continues to grow. Frank Sharry said, “The immigration movement has been growing… Continue »

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who are working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season, fromThanksgiving turkeys to Christmas trees.  We have profiled a series of immigrant workers who work every day to contribute to our country. Now, we’re profiling one last… Continue »