TPS extended for 6,700 eligible Syrians through September 2022; an additional 1,800 people eligible to file initial applications In a new story for Reuters, Ted Hesson outlines the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s Friday announcement extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. In a move that reflects a reversal in policy… Continue »

Late last year, Hurricanes Eta and Iota ripped through Central America. The hurricanes devastated the region, prompting Guatemalan and Honduran governments to request Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the U.S. government. TPS would protect nationals from those countries already living in the U.S. from deportation back to those countries, which are unable to receive and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. On a press call earlier today, immigrants rights activists who fought for and won the Biden administration’s 100-day deportation moratorium discussed the Biden policies, the Texas litigation, and the way forward. “The DHS policy to pause deportations was a testament to the power of the immigrant justice… Continue »

This is the year. Now is the time. Yesterday’s launch of the We Are Home campaign is another reminder that the tectonic plates have shifted on immigration. Real progress is possible. This year. Biden introduced a bold and sweeping bill immigration bill on day one. The new administration has already rolled out eight major executive… Continue »

America’s Self Interest is Served by Helping Those Who Help Us The Biden administration’s Day One plan to begin reversing the cruelty and chaos of Trump’s war on immigrants offers a sweeping legislative proposal that would include a roadmap to citizenship and aggressive use of executive actions. Recent PRRI polling and Gallup polling show the… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here. Following a flurry of Day One announcements — six executive orders, a moratorium on deportations, and a legislative proposal to create a new roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — leaders of membership organizations in the immigrant justice movement and… Continue »

Immigration polling from America's Voice.

New PRRI Polling Finds 80% of Americans Back a Permanent Solution for Undocumented Immigrants, Including 64% Support for Citizenship The Biden administration went right to work on Day One to begin reversing the cruelty and chaos of Trump’s war on immigrants. The new administration’s approach offers a dramatic and welcome departure from the cruelty and… Continue »

Following politics in Washington, D.C. for almost three decades has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because of the richness of experience, the capacity to place new information in context, and for being on the front row of history as it unfolds. A curse because witnessing so many lies and false promises… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Today marks a new day for the nation, a confident embrace of foundational American ideals, and a sea change in policy affecting immigrants and refugees in America. As the Day One legislative proposal and executive orders on immigration underscore, President Biden and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration policy experts convened to dive deep into the Day One Biden bill as well as today’s immigration-related executive orders.  Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director, United We Dream: During the past four years under Trump, we were able to not only survive, but thrive.… Continue »