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 »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, Black immigrant leaders and experts gathered on a press call to speak on the Black immigrant experience and focus in specifically on their exposure to continued unjust detention of Black immigrants across the country. Facing a public health pandemic that disproportionately impacts Black communities… Continue »

As the end of his first term draws near, Trump has kicked his efforts to drive out immigrants and refugees up a notch. Even in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 120,000 American lives, Trump spent time this past week visiting his wasteful and pointless border wall in Arizona instead of… Continue »

The Trump Administration is Destroying the Immigration System The Trump administration’s efforts to keep out and kick out immigrants and refugees has long been evident. The drive to dismantle our nation’s immigration system is now in overdrive.  Given the political headwinds, Stephen Miller and his lackeys face the real possibility that the Trump presidency will… Continue »