Tired of his divisiveness, Americans want to come together to solve big challenges  In the face of Trump’s focus on urban unrest in hopes of deflecting from his epic failures on the pandemic, the economy and racial injustice, new polls show that the lead Biden and Democrats have built in swing states is durable. Trump’s… Continue »

Upon entering the last trimester of 2020 it is impossible not to conclude that this has been a terrible year at the personal, collective, and global level, and we still cannot predict what will happen in the presidential election on November 3, or how this fateful year that has caused so much pain and anguish… Continue »

Americans are more concerned with the real threat of COVID-19 than the exaggerated threat of MS-13 As Trump plans yet another trip to Arizona to again highlight his radical immigration policies, a Reuters story from Ted Hesson and Chris Kahn explores the electoral dynamics of the immigration debate. Titled Trump pushes anti-immigrant message even as… Continue »

Americans want to do everything possible to contain the virus, including temporary restrictions on travel and immigration, but their underlying support for immigrants and immigration is stronger than ever   The beginning of the NPR headline regarding its new poll was surprising: “Americans Back Trump On Immigration.” Then comes the kicker: “But Only To Stop… Continue »

Last night, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited COVID-relief legislative package, the HEALS Act. Unfortunately, and in contrast to the HEROES Act that passed the House months ago, the new Senate bill is no match for the moment. Unsurprisingly, the GOP proposal reflects the divisiveness, corruption and plutocracy that characterizes the Trump presidency.  From our point… Continue »

As the COVID relief package moves to the Senate, Republicans and center-right voices are making the case for including immigrant families that pay their taxes like other American families. In addition, recently-released polling shows that such an approach is overwhelmingly supported by the public. In previous COVID-19 relief bills, Congress specifically excluded mixed-status families. Specifically,… Continue »

6,600 TPS holders in MD Working at Forefront of the COVID-19 Response A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and immigration experts and organizers to discuss the critical role TPS holders have… Continue »

“We should be proud of a nation that will find the racial incitement and divisiveness we will likely see from the President in the coming days and weeks as inconsistent with the nation   Two weeks ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that the President had unlawfully ended the enormously popular DACA program in 2017.… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, experts gathered on a press call to discuss where things stand, what DACA recipients and those potentially eligible for DACA should be doing now, and what the Administration and Congress should be doing to implement the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA. The Trump administration… Continue »

Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »