You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today immigrant justice advocates gathered on a press call to make clear movement priorities on the eve of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being sworn in. The Biden-Harris administration must undo the damage of the last four years and build a fair, humane and functional… 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 »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, advocates, public health experts and an asylum seeker gathered on a press call to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s new approach to migration that will undo the worst of Trump’s policies and build back better. After four years of cruel and inhumane immigration policies from… Continue »

“We look forward to working with – and pushing – the new administration to turn this vision into reality as soon as possible.”  In an interview published Monday evening by the Spanish-language EFE News Service, senior incoming Biden Administration officials Jake Sullivan and Ambassador Susan Rice outlined a new vision for responding to asylum and… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “Temporary Protected Status was created for this very scenario” In an exclusive for Reuters, Ted Hesson writes that the incoming Biden administration is “considering a plan” to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections for those from Honduras and Guatemala who have been impacted by the devastating hurricanes in November.  TPS would grant temporary… Continue »

The Trump administration created a moral catastrophe and a huge mess at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the region south of the border. This has come at a terrible cost — to refugees, to their families in America, and to the kind of nation we tell ourselves and the world we are. In stark contrast,… 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 »

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris have made diversity a key component of their soon-to-be administration. From women and people from various races and backgrounds to immigrants and the children of immigrants, the new administration is shaping up to be the most diverse in U.S. history.  Here are the immigrants and children of… Continue »

Over the past four years, Americans watched as Donald Trump used fear and racism to divide our country and expand the inhumane immigration detention system, separate migrant children from their parents, shut down the refugee program and dismantle our asylum system. Biden’s campaign took a different tone as he promised to work with the American… Continue »

With the debacle of the pandemic, the economic crisis, and the drama of the electoral defeat that Donald Trump calls “stolen”—and shamefully continues to profit from—we have not focused on the reality that on January 20th, at noon, Democrat Joe Biden will assume not only the reigns of this nation, but the disaster that Trump… Continue »