Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week. Judging by media coverage, “A Day Without Immigrants 2022” accomplished its goals of underlining the importance of undocumented immigrants in the daily… Continue »

A juzgar por la cobertura mediática, “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes 2022” cumplió sus objetivos de plasmar la importancia de los indocumentados en el quehacer económico diario de Estados Unidos mediante sus servicios, mano de obra y poder adquisitivo. Estas manifestaciones no son nuevas y se han dado en medio de administraciones republicanas y demócratas, como… Continue »

Marcela García Boston Globe Column Makes Compelling Case for Immigrants and Immigration Washington, DC – A must-read column from Marcela García in the Boston Globe summarizes the many reasons why getting our economy right means getting immigration policy right.  From filling worker shortages and tackling inflation concerns in the short term to longer-term needs that… Continue »

Washington, DC – We keep saying it: getting our economy right means getting immigration policy right. These days, a growing chorus of voices is saying it, too. This week, new reporting from NPR and a think tank report put the need for pro-immigrant policy in sharp relief, while examples from Florida, Texas, and Nevada make… Continue »

Meanwhile, the GOP Puts Anti-Immigrant Politics Ahead of the American Economy Washington, DC – As we’ve been highlighting in recent weeks, getting our economy right means getting immigration policy right. Today, we hear from more voices from across the political spectrum underscoring why immigration is part of the solution to our current worker shortage, inflationary… Continue »

Toll of GOP Nativism on Display, Threatens to Become Chronic Issue Dragging Down U.S. Economy Washington, DC – A new article in The Economist highlights that anti-immigrant policies not only contribute to current worker shortages, but also threaten to become a longer-term, chronic problem limiting American economic potential. In 2021, net immigration to the U.S.… Continue »

Washington, DC – Last week, we highlighted a range of voices stating that getting our economy right means getting immigration reform right and decrying the toll of GOP nativism on our economic potential. More observers and experts, including heavy-hitters from the Federal Reserve Board, continue to make the same case, calling for reforms to increase… Continue »

Washington, DC – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and the Trumpified GOP is making it crystal clear that the Republican Party is on the side of nativism, defeatism and fear – even when it hurts our nation’s economy. Axios reports today:  “McCarthy reiterated to Axios his recent pledge to Breitbart’s Matt Boyle — that… Continue »

Washington, DC – With labor shortages and high inflation in the news, several Republican-aligned voices are making the case that getting our economy right means getting immigration reform right.  Earlier this week, NBC News reported, “Slowing immigration worsens job shortages.” It noted that net immigration to the U.S. was one-quarter what it had been in… Continue »

Washington, DC – Two recent op-eds from leading Georgia immigration experts make powerful cases for why Democrats should use their majority – which was secured when Democrats won two Georgia Senate seats – to deliver meaningful immigration relief for millions. In the Georgia Recorder, Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)… Continue »