“It is so important that we get it right because asylum can be a matter of life and death”   Yesterday, the Biden administration announced another step to undo the cruelty of the Trump administration.  Stephen Miller and his lackeys devised the Migrant Protection Protocols to gut the asylum system. They forced those arriving at… Continue »

Yesterday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021,” underscored the need for America to put millions of Dreamers and TPS holders – and other undocumented immigrants – on pathways to citizenship.  This is what Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the Republican leader of the bipartisan discussions on immigration reform,… 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 »

June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, which is a time to recognize the positive impact of immigrants in our communities and across the country that have been, and always will be, an integral part of our nation’s fabric. To honor these communities and celebrate the diversity that is our strength, many immigrants, children of immigrants, and advocates graciously… Continue »

Leading childrens’ advocates, faith voices, and observers are condemning Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors, noting that it attacks the most vulnerable among us and is a transparent political stunt that will only harm kids. Among the… Continue »

Washington, DC –  The discord between harsh reality and Republicans’ cruel theater was on full display yesterday. A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General was made public which uncovered fresh evidence of the depravity and deceit of the Trump administration. It detailed shocking conduct from 2017-2018 of Trump’s border officials forcibly separating… Continue »

“Hoy ha sido un recordatorio del porqué las elecciones importan” Washington, DC – El gobierno de Biden anunció hoy que otorgaría nuevamente el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para Haití. Como lo informó primero Hamed Aleaziz en BuzzFeed, la noticia significa que unos 150,000 haitianos que viven en Estados Unidos serán protegidos de la deportación… Continue »

In 2017, Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee for Governor, ran a viciously anti-immigrant campaign, which surprised many observers because he had been viewed as more of an establishment Republican than a Trump extremist. During the general election, instead of moving to the center in a state that had been trending blue, Gillespie followed the anti-immigrant… Continue »

The following is by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Why is the incoming Biden-Harris administration leaning in on immigration? Because the tectonic plates have shifted, creating a bigger opening than ever for pro-immigrant policy.  The key factors in this shift: 1) Trump’s nativism backfired with the majority of the public; 2) immigration as… Continue »