Will Congress enact legislation this year that will put millions of undocumented immigrants on pathways to citizenship? We believe they will. But only if Democrats use their power, blow past the bad faith of Republican posers, and include legalization measures on the next vehicle to go through on reconciliation.  Democrats gear up to get to… Continue »

Stop the distractions, deliver the solutions Last week, the anniversary of DACA and the Senate hearing on the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021” refocused the immigration debate on citizenship. As Congress reconvenes this week, momentum continues on behalf of the legislative push, as community voices and local mobilizations are offering a reminder why… Continue »

Yesterday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021,” underscored the need for America to put millions of Dreamers and TPS holders – and other undocumented immigrants – on pathways to citizenship.  This is what Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the Republican leader of the bipartisan discussions on immigration reform,… Continue »

Today, on the 9th anniversary of DACA, the Senate Judiciary held a committee hearing on H.R.6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.”  Senator Durbin, a long-time champion for Dreamers, opened the hearing highlighting the tremendous impact that DACAmented individuals have on our country. However, in the nine years since the creation of DACA… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today, on the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.” This legislation passed the House in March 2021 on a bipartisan basis and would put millions of Dreamers and TPS… Continue »

Esta semana, hace nueve años, el 15 de junio de 2012, el expresidente demócrata Barack Obama amparó a los Dreamers de la deportación mediante orden ejecutiva, tras una intensa campaña de presión de los propios Soñadores y de organizaciones pro inmigrantes. Obama lo hizo antes de su reelección, cuando buscaría el voto sin haber cumplido… Continue »

Action, Direction and Legalization Required by Congress Washington, DC – June 15th is the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives and futures have been enriched by DACA remind us why expanding opportunities for immigrants not only helps these individuals and their families,… Continue »

We are watching the age-old Cornyn Con unfold in real time Washington, DC – Earlier this week, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared with Democrats in Texas and Arizona to set up his favorite move – the Cornyn Con.  What’s the Cornyn Con? The silver-tongued, silver-haired Senator from Texas pretends he wants a breakthrough on immigration… Continue »

After the U.S. Senate’s defeat this past Friday of the measure to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection—perpetrated by Donald Trump fanatics convinced by their leader that the election was “stolen”—President Joe Biden and the Democrats must be convinced that the Republican Party will not act in good faith or in… Continue »

Presidential Proclamation and Leaked Report Offer New Vision Washington, DC – Are President Biden and the Democrats serious about undoing the legacy of Stephen Miller and Donald Trump’s relentless effort to keep out legal immigrants and deny citizenship, especially to non-white immigrants? According to a front-page New York Times piece over the weekend, the answer… Continue »