“[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 »

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 »

As SCOTUS Hears Trump’s Census Apportionment Challenge, Biden Reiterates Support for Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants  The incoming Biden administration continues to highlight its support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants – the cornerstone of the Biden-Harris immigration vision and a broadly popular policy across the divided electorate.  In a NBC News interview that… 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 »

Must-read Catherine Rampell column underscores that Trump has forced a referendum on immigrants – and Americans have chosen to side with immigrants. Syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell’s latest, titled “Trump has shifted the country to the left — or at least away from his own views,” underscores a point that we have been making: Trump’s relentless… Continue »