Washington, DC – News broke yesterday that the Senate parliamentarian will hear arguments this Friday on the immigration provisions in the budget agreement. In advance, leading economists and experts are making it clear that the immigration provisions provide a direct economic impact; would offer a fiscal and economic boon; and highlighting why reconciliation is an… Continue »

Data demolishes age-old nativist tropes about immigrants being a drag on the economy and tells us what everyone familiar with immigrant communities already knows: bringing more immigrants out of the shadows would be a significant boost to the American economy. The budget reconciliation package being considered by the House addresses a number of overdue changes… Continue »

I have covered presidential debates for thirty-two years and what I saw Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio was not a debate, but rather a disaster that provoked supreme pity and shame. The only one responsible was the chaotic president Donald Trump who, unable to decently exchange ideas turned to interruptions, childish taunts, base personal attacks,… Continue »

131,000 of 300,000+ TPS Holders Across the Country Working in Essential Industries as They Fight to Stay in the U.S. With Their Families Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are on the frontlines battling both a deadly pandemic and the Trump administration. Despite serving as essential workers directly helping other Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic,… Continue »

5,600 TPS holders in MA Working at Forefront of the COVID-19 Response A recording of the call is available here Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and members of the Massachusetts TPS Committee joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and immigration advocates to discuss the critical role TPS holders have… Continue »

Next Round of COVID Relief Needs to Focus on Including and Protecting Immigrant Workers and Families Threatened By Trump President Trump’s relentless anti-immigrant focus is not only cruel and politically unpopular but also is actively harming America’s health and unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From new details of how Trump’s visa ban has caused… Continue »

How the Trump Administration’s Xenophobic Immigration Policies are Dismantling our Immigration System Without a Single Act of Congress Monday’s presidential proclamation extending and expanding an existing worldwide green card ban to include a ban on entry for potentially hundreds of thousands of temporary, high-skilled, seasonal and other workers is the latest action by the Trump… Continue »

In a seven chapter investigative piece entitled “Essential but Deportable,” Univision addresses the many difficulties faced by immigrant families under the Trump administration citing that “the return of massive workplace raids and the adoption of strong anti-immigrant policies such as ‘zero tolerance’ have destroyed the social and economic fabric of immigrant communities.” Even deemed as… Continue »

The fight for permanent residency continues because “The stakes are too high” Brooklyn, New York– In a new article for the Haitian Times, reporter Larissa Karr highlights the stories of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from Haiti fighting to protect their lives and families in the United States. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the… Continue »

“Trump and his cronies are focused on fulfilling a campaign promise in time for the 2020 election to benefit himself, his donors and Senators like John Cornyn who are running for election on the President’s coattails.” – Mario Carrillo   The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has awarded the largest-yet contract for building… Continue »