Earlier this week, the American Immigration Council released a report showing that the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Biden administration is neither unique nor unprecedented.  In fact, the current rise in border apprehensions can be largely credited to 1) seasonal trends; 2) heightened “push factors;” and 3) the continued enforcement of Title… Continue »

A Grateful Nation Should Deliver Citizenship for Undocumented Essential Workers    A new letter from House and Senate Democrats calls on President Biden to “prioritize legislation that would offer a pathway to citizenship to undocumented essential workers in the second part of his two-part infrastructure package set to address education and childcare,” as CNN described.… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

Fresh off their blanket opposition to the wildly popular American Rescue Plan that promises to put checks in pockets, vaccinations in arms, people back to work and kids back in school, the GOP is desperate to change the subject. When Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head ran out of gas, they started howling about a… Continue »

President Biden and Democrats are going big, delivering results, and changing lives. Meanwhile, Republicans are stoking fear and furiously trying to distract from the Democrats’ successes and to scuttle progress by deploying strategic racism.  As Biden signs the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 package into law and charts an ambitious schedule for vaccine delivery, Democrats are… Continue »

TPS Holders & Their Families Are Essential Members of Communities and Economies Studies Show DACA & TPS Holders Contribute $17.4 Billion In Federal Taxes, $9.7 Billion In State & Local Taxes; Possess $75.4 Billion In Spending Power TPS Holders Hold Critical Essential Jobs In Construction and Food Services  Last week, the House of Representatives reintroduced… Continue »

131,000 TPS Holders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 In a week that saw the reintroduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, it bears remembering that so many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have been on… Continue »

 A new editorial from the Newark Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, highlights the essential sacrifices and contributions of undocumented immigrant workers during COVID-19 and makes the case for why now is the time to pass legislation that would include citizenship for undocumented workers.  Titled, “Immigrants saved an America in crisis. It’s payback time,” the editorial… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration advocates joined a press call to stress the critical need for the Biden administration to continue on their promises of sweeping legislative proposals that would ensure legalization for immigrants is included in the next COVID-19/economic recovery package. On day one, President Biden led… Continue »

The new images of the attack on the Capitol make one realize, for better or for worse, that it was a concerted action. Outlined to the smallest detail by legislators who, like millions of Americans right now, want to see justice exacted on the ex-president Donald Trump for the damage he has done to his… Continue »