Immigrants across the nation are the backbone of our country, which held true before the Coronavirus pandemic and now during. Amid the chaos, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) pens a new op-ed in Univision highlighting the ongoing limbo Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders face and the work they’re doing on the frontlines of this global crisis.… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered on a press call with DACA and TPS immigrant workers who are fighting the corona virus on the front lines to highlight the urgent need to protect Dreamers and TPS holders, extend their… Continue »

HuffPost/YouGov Poll: By 2:1 Margins, Americans Back Citizenship and Think Immigration Net Positive for Country – Findings Mirror Those from Pre-Pandemic November 2019 Polling Nationwide polling from HuffPost/YouGov finds that the American public is – and remains – broadly pro-immigrant. As the Trump campaign and Republicans continue to run hard on xenophobia, the polling offers… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, experts and activists gathered on a call to discuss pushing the administration to permanently halt the construction of the border wall and shift the funding to save lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. The recent funding for a firm linked to the administration to build… Continue »

Facing criticism for his failure to respond competently to the COVID-19 crisis and concerned about his declining re-election prospects, President Trump this week returned to his xenophobic comfort zone and issued an attention grabbing immigration proclamation. At a time when immigrants are reminding us of their essential contributions – including keeping food on Americans’ tables… Continue »

This week, instead of providing a solution to the states and cities around the country clamoring for COVID-19 tests, Donald Trump again tried to shift blame for his bungled response to the crisis. This week, instead of providing leadership to a nation that is reeling, Donald Trump tried to distract from his failures by once… Continue »

Donald Trump tweeted last night that he would be “signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration” — his latest obvious ploy to distract Americans form his failure of a response to Covid-19 in the United States. Some 25% of doctors and 70% of farmworkers are immigrants, and we clearly need more, not fewer, of… Continue »

Trump Fails the Test of Leadership in this Moment of Truth: “Where are the tests?” Last night, President Trump tweeted his plans to suspend immigration to this country. Follow up press reports indicate that an executive order will be announced today. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The… Continue »

At the same time that farm workers are proving themselves indispensable, the Trump administration is seeking to slash the hourly pay of farm workers by $2 to $5 per hour. Wall Street Journal story by Michelle Hackman and Jesse Newman, “White House Seeks to Reduce Pay for Farmworkers:” The Trump administration is taking steps to… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, experts and activists gathered on a call to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers critical to the food supply chain. The closing of Smithfield’s pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has put a spotlight on the dangers facing workers in… Continue »