When it comes to immigration, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is, once again, running the “Cornyn Con.” It’s the same playbook he’s followed in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018. It goes like this:  Step one: Cornyn positions himself as a player and a potential dealmaker in bipartisan immigration negotiations; Step two: Cornyn proposes the outline… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here Washington, DC – Following up a week of developments, immigration experts hosted a press call and discussed legislative developments in DC and grassroots momentum across the country. The call followed up the #WeCantWait day of action rally and march in DC, the Fast for Freedom taking… Continue »

Democrats gear up to deliver a legislative breakthrough on citizenship Washington, DC – We’ve been calling for Democrats to use every ounce of their majority to deliver a long-overdue breakthrough on citizenship bills by using a 51-vote vehicle. It now appears that it’s game on. Pelosi: “There Ain’t No Infrastructure Bill Without the Reconciliation Bill” … Continue »

On DACA’s ninth anniversary, Sun-Times columnist and bureau chief calls out Republicans for blocking progress on Dream and Promise Act Washington, DC – Lynn Sweet, leading political columnist and longtime observer of politics, called out Republicans yesterday in the Chicago Sun Times for ignoring the plight of DREAMers in yesterday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on the… Continue »

Today, on the 9th anniversary of DACA, the Senate Judiciary held a committee hearing on H.R.6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.”  Senator Durbin, a long-time champion for Dreamers, opened the hearing highlighting the tremendous impact that DACAmented individuals have on our country. However, in the nine years since the creation of DACA… Continue »

Nine years ago this week, on the 15th of June 2012, former Democratic President Barack Obama protected Dreamers from deportation through an executive order, after an intense pressure campaign from these very same people and pro-immigrant organizations. Obama did it before his reelection when he was looking for votes despite not having achieved his promise… 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 »

We are watching the age-old Cornyn Con unfold in real time Washington, DC – Earlier this week, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared with Democrats in Texas and Arizona to set up his favorite move – the Cornyn Con.  What’s the Cornyn Con? The silver-tongued, silver-haired Senator from Texas pretends he wants a breakthrough on immigration… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – On Friday May 21st, immigrant advocates gathered for an “Office Hours” press conference to wrap up key developments on immigration from the week and to preview what’s coming down the road. Topics discussed included: Biden administration announcement that ICE will not renew contracts… Continue »

On Tuesday May 18, the #WeAreHome Campaign and Immigration Hub organized a virtual “Lobby Day” to support an expanded path to citizenship. The event centered around collective demands for Dreamers, TPS holders, essential workers, and more. This Lobby Day was an opportunity for various organizers to educate members of Congress on immigration issues but also… Continue »