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 »

“It’s time for President Biden to deliver on promises he made on the campaign trail to protect immigrant communities” Washington, DC — As days, weeks, and months go by with no movement from the Biden Administration on whether or not it will keep it’s promise to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, conditions in Haiti and… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “We must replace GOP political depravity with a modern solution.”    A new CNN op-ed from former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, “Republicans are politicizing the border and children’s lives,” blasts the GOP for their fear mongering, falsehoods, and politicization of the lives of children from Central America who are… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority.  President Biden, First Lady Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin called for action and solutions while Republicans sensationalize and politicize our immigration challenges.  Democrats are clear. The time has come to go big and get… Continue »