A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

The border wall is a costly campaign prop While America mourns the loss of 100,000 of our friends and family, President Trump remains consumed with building his border wall.  Elizabeth Findell of the Wall Street Journal highlights how the Trump administration is proceeding full steam ahead with border wall construction, speeding the legal process to… Continue »

Senator Cornyn is the President’s key wingman, unwilling to challenge Trump, even over the treatment of vulnerable children. As we’ve been highlighting (here, here and here) , the Trump administration has been using the cover of the elecpandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to… Continue »

The Trump administration continues to use the cover of the COVID-19 crisis to advance a host of nativist policies. In a must-read article in the LA Times, Molly O’Toole illustrates cruel and exploitative actions such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger, backlogging asylum cases for these families and reconstituting a policy… Continue »

While the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States approaches 100,000, to President Donald Trump only one number matters: the 270 votes that are required to win the Electoral College in November and with it, guarantee his re-election. The deaths do not matter to Trump and he asserts that there is no reason for… Continue »

The fight for permanent residency continues because “The stakes are too high” Brooklyn, New York– In a new article for the Haitian Times, reporter Larissa Karr highlights the stories of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from Haiti fighting to protect their lives and families in the United States. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the… Continue »

As we’ve been highlighting, the Trump administration has been using the cover of the pandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to enact. This includes cruel and exploitative policies towards children, such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger without due process,… Continue »

“Trump and his cronies are focused on fulfilling a campaign promise in time for the 2020 election to benefit himself, his donors and Senators like John Cornyn who are running for election on the President’s coattails.” – Mario Carrillo   The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has awarded the largest-yet contract for building… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Texas joined immigration experts and advocates  to discuss their critical role in protecting Texas communities during this crisis even as the Trump administration is trying to deport them. In the midst… Continue »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has awarded the largest-yet contract for building the border wall — a $1.3 billion award to Fisher Sand & Gravel, owned by Fox News-appearing, Trump-praising, GOP donor Tommy Fisher. As Nick Miroff writes in the Post, “The new award to Fisher carries an average cost of more… Continue »