After four years of intense, sadistic, and systematic attacks on immigrant communities of color, the winds are beginning to blow their way, not only through acts and words of goodwill but now, above all, with concrete steps at the highest level. What political irony the United States is living today: just a few months ago,… Continue »

A new letter released today from 100 Members of Congress calls on House Democratic leadership to include a “pathway to citizenship for essential immigrant workers and their families, Dreamers, and TPS holders in the COVID-19 reconciliation recovery package.”  See quotes below from (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration policy experts convened to dive deep into the Day One Biden bill as well as today’s immigration-related executive orders.  Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director, United We Dream: During the past four years under Trump, we were able to not only survive, but thrive.… 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 »

The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Why is the incoming Biden-Harris administration leaning in on immigration? Because the tectonic plates have shifted, creating a bigger opening than ever for pro-immigrant policy.  The key factors in this shift: 1) Trump’s nativism backfired with the majority of the public; 2) immigration as… Continue »

With the debacle of the pandemic, the economic crisis, and the drama of the electoral defeat that Donald Trump calls “stolen”—and shamefully continues to profit from—we have not focused on the reality that on January 20th, at noon, Democrat Joe Biden will assume not only the reigns of this nation, but the disaster that Trump… Continue »

The spectacle of the Republican Party repeating the lies of President Donald Trump, that he “won” reelection and is the victim of “electoral fraud,” has already gone from bad to worse. It was anticipated that Trump would not demonstrate a modicum of grace or decency, much less recognize that he lost re-election fair and square.… Continue »

The House of Representatives is expected to debate and vote on the NO BAN Act a today, a bill to rescind President Trump’s Muslim Ban, African Ban and Refugee Ban as well as to prevent measures that restrict legal immigration and travel based on religion, national origin or other forms of blatant discrimination.  The following… Continue »

“Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the most courageous and consistent advocates for just and humane immigration policies”   Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who passed away Friday, is remembered rightly as a life-long champion for civil rights and voting rights. Less well known is that John Lewis was one of the… Continue »

From Day One, the Trump Administration has led a failed immigration strategy driven by their deeply held xenophobic ideology and cynical political ambitions, not guided by the best interests of Americans, our families or our economy. The result — a financial crisis at USCIS that will harm thousands of federal workers in the middle of… Continue »