Instead of Money for Tests, Masks and Ventilators, Trump Diverts Spending   Even a pandemic can’t distract President Trump from his politically motivated border wall obsession, which continues to be a singular priority for his administration. New reports from Reuters and The Daily Beast drive home that point, finding that the Trump administration has opened… Continue »

Meanwhile, Enforcement Continues Despite Public Health Concerns Much of the country has been asked and, in some cases, ordered to stay home and many government agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. consulates abroad, have greatly curtailed their services due to Covid-19. As a result, U.S. employers are encountering difficulties ensuring continued… Continue »

The tale of two governors captures where we are in America as we confront the coronavirus crisis.  From day one, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been assertive, bold, and successful in saving tens of thousands of lives. Yesterday, he kept at it, announcing a $125 million public-private fund to support undocumented immigrants in the state.… Continue »

20,700 Texans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Texas’s two Republican Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have done nothing to help… Continue »

2,600 Georgians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Georgia’s two Republican Senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, have done nothing to help… Continue »

“For these two, it’s not about our public health, it’s about their political survival. It’s not about saving our lives, it’s about mobilizing their voters.” President Trump is more focused on his political standing and his re-election prospects than on the once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis that should be his all-consuming focus. Trump and Stephen Miller… Continue »

3,900 North Carolinians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet North Carolina’s two Republican Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, have done nothing… Continue »

17,900 Floridians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in  essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Florida’s two Republican Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have done nothing to help… Continue »

11,600 TPS Holders Working In Healthcare 76,100 TPS Holders Securing Food Supply 6,900 TPS Holders Working in Transportation In a must-read report published today by the Center for American Progress, demographic profiles of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders illustrate how much their labor sustains essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation in the midst… Continue »

  By jeopardizing immigrant security, he jeopardizes American food security Yesterday we learned of a major South Dakota meatpacking plant closing down due to an outbreak of infections among the workers. Just like that, 5% of the nation’s pork supply was gone. This comes on top of the agricultural industry worries over labor shortages. Against a… Continue »