A new editorial from the Newark Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, highlights the essential sacrifices and contributions of undocumented immigrant workers during COVID-19 and makes the case for why now is the time to pass legislation that would include citizenship for undocumented workers.  Titled, “Immigrants saved an America in crisis. It’s payback time,” the editorial… Continue »

A new letter signed by 60 economists calls on the Biden administration to include a path to citizenship for essential immigrant workers in the economic and COVID-19 recovery package being crafted now and expected to be considered in the Spring. The impressive array of economists write:  We are writing today to encourage you to consider… Continue »

“… Congress must immediately pass the SECURE Act so that we can finally recognize in law what is already a reality …” Earlier today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) announced the reintroduction of the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act, which will give Temporary Protected… Continue »

“President Trump’s animus towards all immigrants is perhaps only surpassed by his particular animus towards Black migrants.”    Amid the mostly positive news from the Biden Administration regarding immigration, the deportation of Black migrants stands out as an immediate area where White House intervention is needed. ICE continues to aggressively enforce Trump-era policies that target… Continue »

“[T]he extension and redesignation of TPS is very significant in signaling that the Biden-Harris Administration is serious about turning the page on Trump’s cruelty and hostility towards immigrants.”  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This long-awaited extension and redesignation will provide protection from… 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 »

 After broad multiracial majority rejected Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty, new asylum rule escalates attacks on basic American values   On their way out the door, the Trump administration has finalized a rule that is the “most sweeping attack on asylum that we have seen,” according to Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council. The rule,… Continue »

The news that TPS relief will be extended for nine months for U.S. residents from Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan – on the heels of DACA being reinstated – is a tremendous success story and one that few would have thought possible at the start of the Trump administration. The following is… Continue »

Where Trump’s Team Rewrote Emma Lazarus’ Powerful Poem To Signal Exclusion, Biden’s Team Seeks To Restore Lady Liberty’s Commitment to a Fair, Humane and Functioning System. Yesterday, speaking at the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) summit, DHS Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas delivered immigration remarks that encapsulated the sharply distinct visions between the incoming Biden administration… Continue »