Ahead of Tax Day, it’s always necessary to highlight the tax contributions that immigrants—including those without legal immigration status—make to the local, state, and federal government every year. Their robust contributions help sustain programs like Medicare and Social Security, fund our public schools, libraries, and police departments, and boost... Continue »
New data reveals one of the strongest indicators yet that the U.S. refugee system has been steadily rebounding following massive cuts under the previous presidential administration: The number of refugees resettled in the United States during this current fiscal year could reach the highest levels seen in decades. “According... Continue »
Listen to an audio snippet of this blog: “I think it’s great when people can help people outside of themselves.” Listen & read on how these inspiring individuals are lending a helping hand to refugees and migrants: https://t.co/D2L04Muar2 #WelcomeWithDignity pic.twitter.com/9FG5MwY53o — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) March 20, 2024 The vast... Continue »
In March 2017, Senator Chuck Schumer and then-Senator Kamala Harris were among leaders to join advocacy groups and affected families to oppose a proposal then wreaking havoc and fear in immigrant communities: funding indicted former President Donald Trump’s deportation force. Some speakers at the UnidosUS (then known as NCLR)... Continue »
Next year’s presidential election means that 2024 is poised to be an incredibly significant – and busy – year for our movement. But before rolling up our sleeves as we head into the new year, we should take a moment to reflect on immigration wins and people-led moments from... Continue »
Two words that summarize the current state of the Republican Party: chaos and dysfunction.  It’s been impossible to ignore the ensuing headlines. In the U.S. House, Republicans spent weeks carrying out numerous failed speaker votes before moving to hold funding for our allies hostage. In the U.S Senate, Senator... Continue »
Nearly 7,000 eligible immigrants will be naturalized as U.S. citizens as part of this year’s Citizenship Day and Constitution Day, which were marked this past Sunday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to naturalize more than 6,900 eligible immigrants in over 130 ceremonies that began earlier this month.... Continue »
The GOP’s race to the bottom on immigration was on full display at the first Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night, where candidates endorsed waging war within the border of our neighbor and ally Mexico, called for mass deportation, spread pernicious lies about the fentanyl crisis, and invoked white... Continue »
White supremacist conspiracy theories about non-white migrants replacing white people and precipitating the downfall of the nation have percolated for over a century. Its modern incarnation, the “great replacement theory,” had previously been confined to the dark corners of American politics, but in the last few years, politicians and... Continue »
The kid with the neck tattoo of bright red lips, I won’t soon forget him. It wasn’t the neck tattoo of a tough guy or a gang member, but the playful tattoo of a baby-faced teenager. I bet I will run into him someday in the U.S., but I... Continue »