On Thursday (2/5), the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion budget resolution for COVID relief, paving the way for Joe Biden’s recovery plan. Although this was a welcomed piece of legislation for many in the country suffering from the pandemic, eight Democrats voted to deny certain individuals relief based on immigration status. Importantly, this amendment, along… Continue »

McConnell, Cotton, Young move to deny stimulus payments to people who already don’t get them   Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said today that denying stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants is his top goal today as the Senate debates COVID-19 relief measures. Reliably anti-immigrant Sen. Tom Cotton is also stressing this red herring and Sen.… Continue »

A new letter released today from 100 Members of Congress calls on House Democratic leadership to include a “pathway to citizenship for essential immigrant workers and their families, Dreamers, and TPS holders in the COVID-19 reconciliation recovery package.”  See quotes below from (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro… Continue »

Tyson betting scandal another tragic legacy of the Trump Era This week brings more evidence that the treatment of “essential workers” during the Trump era has been dangerous and dehumanizing, and that it’s time for America to show its gratitude to those who put their lives on the line for all of us by strengthening… Continue »

Powerful Report from The Marshall Project and The Guardian   A powerful piece of joint reporting from The Marshall Project and The Guardian, penned by Julia Preston, offers a reminder why we need to ensure that mixed status families are included in COVID-19 recovery and stimulus packages.  Delving into the stories of Roy Wright, an… Continue »

Throughout the pandemic, undocumented workers have borne a terrible price – serving in essential jobs as farmworkers, food processors, and healthcare workers, while being disproportionately affected by COVID and left out of economic recovery. Today, an array of observers offer reminders for why including undocumented workers in our nation’s recovery – most notably through a… Continue »

From Farm Labor to Hospital Caregivers, to Doctors and Inventors, Immigrants Make America Great  In fields, meatpacking plants, labs, vaccine testing facilities, hospitals, grocery stores and communities all across the country, immigrants are keeping us fed, keeping us safe, and keeping us going. This despite being targeted by an unrelenting war on immigrants and refugees… Continue »

Detainees from Cameroon, Congo, Haiti moved out rapidly, including some who are witnesses to DHS abuses. There appears to be an increased push by the Department of Homeland Security and the Trump Administration to remove Black immigrants.  A group of detained Cameroonian hunger strikers and protestors, as well as detained Congolese,  were deported Tuesday despite… Continue »

 John Cornyn is in Senate leadership, serving as the Republicans’ second-in-command during their years in the majority. Yet when it comes to exerting that power and delivering on the immigration issues he claims to care about, he conveniently never seems to make it happen. We’ve been highlighting Cornyn’s obvious hypocrisy and weak excuses when it… Continue »

As we enter the final stretch of the U.S. electoral process, there are multiple factors that make these upcoming presidential elections among the most important, historically speaking, for this nation, with an undeniable demographic, migratory, and racial slant. In addition to this, however, there is an uncontrolled variable that has caused us to modify both… Continue »