The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship by the body’s own Parlamentarian. This new hope… Continue »

Last Friday, President Biden held a naturalization ceremony for twenty-one immigrants where he embraced their pursuit of the American dream and his hope for a more welcoming and accepting future. Biden assured the American public that he is committed to creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants that call the United… Continue »

Sen. Menendez: “All options are on the table for Democrats to deliver a path to citizenship” Rep. Ruiz: “We will not wait and miss an opportunity to move forward with a pathway to citizenship for our workers… that includes a budget reconciliation”  Pelosi, Schumer, Biden Have Previously Expressed Openness To Using the Legislative Procedure To… Continue »

Mientras el Partido Republicano en el Congreso opta por jurar lealtad a Donald J. Trump a cualquier precio y a bloquear la agenda del presidente Joe Biden, es hora de que los demócratas decidan si el bipartidismo que dicen buscar para impulsar temas como la reforma migratoria no es más que una quimera. Porque no… Continue »

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 »