Last Friday, President Biden held a naturalization ceremony for twenty-one immigrants where he embraced their pursuit of the American dream and his hope for a more welcoming and accepting future. Biden assured the American public that he is committed to creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants that call the United… 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 »

“Office Hours” Immigration Week in Review Recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – In his address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Biden said, “The country supports immigration reform. Congress should act.” And he is right. Earlier today, pollsters and key experts gathered on a weekly “Office Hours” press conference… Continue »

The first 100 days of a new administration say a lot about the new president’s priorities for the next four years. They set the tone for the new administration and give insight to the country’s new direction.    In 2021, the Biden Administration has made it clear that their focus on immigration not only involves undoing… Continue »

President Joe Biden stood firm as the nation’s leader last  night during his first joint session of Congress. He spoke about combating the COVID-19 pandemic, urged Americans to get vaccinated, and shared his plans on healthcare, foreign policy, gun control, police brutality, jobs, infrastructure, and immigration. As predicted, President Biden used this joint session of… Continue »

In a new analysis posted on Medium, Frank Sharry looks back at the debate over immigration policy and immigration politics and concludes that Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty have backfired.  He argues immigration and the pro-immigrant movement have confronted and survived the existential threat Trump and Stephen Miller posed to the very idea of America as… Continue »

anti-immigrant militias detain immigrants

For the entire world, it has become clear that the image that the United States once had, of an idyllic country to which migrants from all parts of the world aspired, regardless of their condition, has become faded, battered. In nearly three years, the rise of a new form of treating “the other” has changed,… Continue »

haters

They have begun to kill us. That is the conclusion of anyone who has closely followed the chronicle of intimidations specifically targeting immigrants as well as the Hispanic community over the last three years. One does not have to think too hard about the difficult situation the presidential rhetoric has put us in—immigrants or not,… Continue »

President Donald J. Trump made his reelection campaign official in Orlando, Florida using immigrants as his favorite piñata–that is, other than the media. It was no accident that, before his announcement, he indicated that starting next week, ICE will deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants, a declaration designed to appease his base and terorrize the immigrant… Continue »

The recent temper tantrum of President Trump, when he threatened to “close” the southern border if Mexico did not stop the movement of migrants and drugs, was stopped in its tracks not by this leader’s own lack of negotiating prowess, but for a simple and at the same time complex fact that concerns us all: the… Continue »