Immigrants and advocates won big in Virginia and elsewhere this election cycle. Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie lost by a huge margin after running a toxic, xenophobic, race-baiting campaign. So did Republicans running for the House of Delegates who thought they could get elected by attacking Democrats for pro-immigrant policies. Virginians and Americans who… Continue »

Donald Trump’s first 100 days are coming to a close, and they have been anything but good for his racist and dysfunctional administration. From his dismal approval ratings to back-to-back defeats of his Muslim Ban, Donald Trump continues to inspire Americans across the country to fight back against his toxic and un-American proposals. Last month,… Continue »

This week, President Trump will request $6.6 billion to fund his nationwide deportation force, new detention centers, and a massive infrastructure increase at the border (read: stupid border wall) – all to implement his mass deportation blueprint. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has staked out a strong stance, promising to stand up against Trump’s… Continue »

Last month, the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court of the partisan lawsuit known as U.S. v. Texas, delaying the implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration — known as DAPA and DACA+. In an effort to play political games with the lives of millions of immigrants, Republicans refuse to… Continue »

July 4 was a day the United States celebrated its independence from British rule, but also, in the case of North Carolina, from a toxic anti-immigrant bill called HB 100. The legislation, which steamrolled through the State Senate, ultimately died in the House Rules Committee  on Saturday after meeting intense resistance from the immigrant community… Continue »

Last Sunday, Senator Richard Blumenthal met with a DAPA-eligible family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Ana, her husband Isaias, and their two daughters sat down with Senator Blumenthal in New Haven, Connecticut, just one day before the family traveled to Washington D.C. for the Supreme Court hearing on DAPA and DACA+. Ana… Continue »

Earlier today, Sen. Tim Kaine met an immigrant family as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Appreciate the Orellana family of Arlington sharing their story with me about how they stand to benefit from #DACA #DAPA #FightForFamilies — Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) April 15, 2016 We are a nation of immigrants and our policies should… Continue »

In a year where Florida politicians like Marco Rubio and Carlos Lopez-Cantera continue to embrace Trump’s extreme position on immigration, Republicans across the country should take note on Latino and immigrant community’s commitment to fight back anti-immigrant extremism. The Florida’s legislative session has come to a close, meaning that several pieces of anti-immigrant legislation have… Continue »

Back in June we brought you the case of Fredy Mencia, a Michigan father who was fighting his deportation in order to stay in the country with his wife and three children. After a rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a petition effort that managed to gather over 5,000 signatures, Fredy has some very exciting… Continue »

Deportations of undocumented immigrants have decreased for the first time since 2006, a notable victory for the immigrant community that continues to live in fear thanks to a broken immigration system and congressional inaction. Thousands of petition signatures, direct actions, and rallies have helped pave the way to secure programs like Deferred Action for Childhood… Continue »