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 »

WaPost Editorial: “Trump Weaponizes the Pandemic” Throughout the Trump presidency, President Trump and Stephen Miller have relentlessly advanced a cruel anti-immigrant agenda to maintain the president’s political connection with his base and to pursue the long-sought policy goals of the nativist fringe. Now, they are using the pandemic to go even farther and to justify… Continue »

More and more observers are recognizing the essential role that farmworkers play in keeping food on America’s tables and the essential role that immigrants play in the farmworker workforce and agricultural industry. Yet as this recognition grows, the Trump administration is disconcertingly seeking to slash wages for farmworkers and keep them out of the ongoing… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Mike Pence’s gauzy spin does not drive the administration’s hardline policies toward immigrants; Trump and Stephen Miller do.” Yesterday, Yamiche Alcindor of PBS Newshour referenced the nearly 30,000 healthcare workers who have DACA while asking Vice President Mike Pence: Is the administration in any way ready to protect them if the ruling comes… Continue »

CIS and Breitbart Shamelessly Impugn All Frontline Workers  The fight against COVID-19 requires we all come together, work together and have each other’s back. For many of us, the job is to stay at home, social distance and mitigate the spread of this deadly disease. For others, the job is to perform essential work and… Continue »