Washington, DC – There’s a stark divide between what the Biden administration promised and what the administration is delivering on immigration, border, asylum and racial justice issues. Deportations of Haitians continue despite the deadly conditions on the ground; expulsions of asylum seekers without due process or an ability to seek asylum continue; and progress for… Continue »

Democrats in Congress, Advocates, and Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Biden Administration’s Decision to Continue Deportations “It’s gonna be a stain on this administration” Yesterday former special envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote testified in a briefing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first public comments since resigning in protest over the Biden Administration’s rapid… Continue »

Compounding humanitarian crisis demand urgent action from Biden Administration On Saturday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and the death count is already at 1,900 with widespread damage, especially across the southern third of the country. The natural disaster hit amid instability following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, widespread poverty, hurricane season, kidnappings, violence,… Continue »

Advocates and TPS holders call on Congress to pass permanent protections Jesse Canales at Spectrum News reports on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and business leaders who gathered in Orlando yesterday to call on Florida Senators to pass the SECURE act, legislation that would provide permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship to more than… Continue »

Kicking off a busy week of White House and Congressional advocacy, a New Report Highlights 285k New Jobs, Nearly $8 Billion Boost in GDP if Dream and Promise Act is Passed A new article in The Hill highlights a report from the Center for American Progress that outlines the economic benefit of providing a pathway… Continue »

Presidential Proclamation and Leaked Report Offer New Vision Washington, DC – Are President Biden and the Democrats serious about undoing the legacy of Stephen Miller and Donald Trump’s relentless effort to keep out legal immigrants and deny citizenship, especially to non-white immigrants? According to a front-page New York Times piece over the weekend, the answer… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today, the Welcome with Dignity campaign launched its new national campaign to re-envision how people seeking asylum in the U.S. are welcomed and protected after being forced to flee their homes. The campaign, composed of advocates, activists, regional migration experts and service providers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, is the… Continue »

Washington, DC – It’s been a week of positive momentum for immigration and the goal of citizenship for millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers, and other essential immigrant workers. The Biden White House and leading Democrats are leaning in; the immigration movement is gearing up; the American people, including Latino voters and swing state… Continue »

Washington, DC – This afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety will hold a hearing, “The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers in America.” The subcommittee hearing, chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), will be the unofficial kick off of the next stage of the immigration debate, focused on the push… Continue »

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last week at a UCLA Center for Immigration Law Policy conference that the agency is reviewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, Cameroonians and Mauritanians.  The development comes after over 500 advocates, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Black Lives Matter co-founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, author… Continue »