Join growing chorus of experts criticizing the Parliamentarian’s rationale for getting to no on citizenship proposals   A Who’s Who of immigration legal scholars has penned a letter to Vice-President Kamala Harris and Senate Democratic leaders that strongly criticizes the Senate Parliamentarian’s rationale for rejecting legislative proposals to put millions of undocumented immigrants on a… Continue »

Today Vice President Kamala Harris met with DACA recipients and immigrant rights advocates to discuss the devastating DACA ruling from Texas last week and why citizenship must happen this year via reconciliation or other means. These champions of the movement had a simple message: immigrant communities cannot wait any longer for change.  The following are… Continue »

A recording of the event can be found here.  Washington, DC – At a virtual press event on Wednesday, regional, foreign policy and immigration policy experts discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The visits provided the Biden administration an opportunity to introduce their vision for addressing root causes in the region and… Continue »

If it’s true that the official visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Central America, to discuss the root causes of immigration to the North, advances a mission with more long term than short term goals, the need to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades,… Continue »

Si bien la visita oficial de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris a México y Centroamérica para discutir las raíces de la migración hacia el Norte cumple una misión con metas más a largo que a corto plazo, la necesidad de legalizar a los millones de indocumentados que llevan décadas viviendo en Estados Unidos, trabajando y pagando… Continue »

Today, the Bidden-Harris administration announced remarkable success in decreasing the number of unaccompanied migrant children held in custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection—with a decline of nearly 84 percent in the last month alone. CNN: Number of Children Held in Border Patrol Facilities Drops 84% Since Peak Last Month Here are some key takeaways… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Today’s Republican politicians are less focused on winning general elections and more interested in surviving the Trump-led purge in contested primaries that are right around the corner.” Yesterday offered a perfect contrast between the two parties. Democrats are focused on solutions that change lives, and Republicans are focused on pointing fingers, stoking  racism,… 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 »

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 »