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 »

The Republican electoral campaign message was on full display at CPAC, rewriting history with divisive rhetoric with a history of inspiring racialized political violence. This weekend, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held in Dallas, Texas. The big finale of the event was a speech from the leader of the GOP, Donald Trump. Also… Continue »

Meanwhile, Republicans team up with January 6 insurrectionists, reminding us they – not immigrants – are the real threat to our future and our democracy   On Friday, President Biden spoke to twenty-one immigrants who were taking the oath of American citizenship at a naturalization ceremony held in the White House. President Biden said (watch… Continue »

Texas Tribune: “Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday afternoon that Texas’ main power grid ‘is better today than it’s ever been’ — even as residents were on their third consecutive day of being asked to reduce electricity use.” $250 Million Could Be Used to Shore Up Failing Electric Grid After 2.4 Million Texas Homes Lost Power… Continue »