New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

OVERVIEW  The public has seen the devastating images of Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents on horseback. The images of Black refugees have reflected long-standing anti-Black policies within our immigration system. Less than 5% of Haitians at the border are granted asylum and left with an impossible decision: to stay in Mexico where… Continue »

Over the weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), a one-time advocate for immigration reform, deployed a new Facebook ad campaign that fear-mongers about “an invasion of illegal immigrants.” The twisted fiction that America is being overrun by non-white others is language that Republicans know is dangerous. It led mass murderers to open fire on Jews in… Continue »

On September 15, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), ran Facebook ads that warned of an alleged Biden effort set on “housing ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS in your neighborhood!” The fear the NRSC was looking to generate with this racist fiction harkens back to the blockbusting and neighborhood racial covenants of the Jim-Crow era. They paid Facebook… Continue »

On September 15 Elise Stefanik, the third-ranking House Republican, dropped more Facebook ads that warned of a coming “insurrection” that will “overthrow our current electorate.”  Did she mean the actual insurrectionists, instigated by Donald Trump, who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6? No, Stefanik is not concerned with actual insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol… Continue »

Democrats will be judged on their ability to take action and deliver on citizenship for millions   With Congress ready to gear up for a busy post-Labor Day stretch, leading voices are expressing optimism and making clear why this is the year for a legislative breakthrough to deliver green cards and eventual citizenship for Dreamers,… Continue »

The American judicial system has become an anti-immigrant judicial pipeline — and its on full display, and it’s dangerous. The pipeline flows from Republican Attorneys General to hand-picked United States District Court Judges (usually Trump appointees in Texas), to the conservative Fifth Circuit and finally, to the United States Supreme Court.  The latest egregious example… Continue »

Below is a column by David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated into English.  The most recent global events, inevitably, have an immediate repercussion on the migration issue: from the endless arrival of desperate migrants to the southern border of the United States, to the recent social protests in Cuba, to the assassination of… Continue »

On Monday, July 19, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), appeared on The Ingraham Angle show on the Fox News Channel to declare his newfound hardline opposition to legal status for immigrants by using talking points peddled by white nationalists. Graham went on the program to oppose the effort to provide a pathway to citizenship for… Continue »

The perfected art of delay, obfuscate and blame  Washington, DC – As leading Democrats from across the party express their support for the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget agreement, Senator John Cornyn and Republicans are reacting in their predictable ways. Senator Cornyn tells CNN the following about the inclusion of immigration reform… Continue »