Earlier today, President Biden met with six DACA recipients to discuss immigration policies and the need for a path to citizenship. After years of back-and-forth, permanent legal status for DACA recipients is long overdue. Here are some of the internet’s best responses to the meeting: Today 6 #DACA recipients will meet w/ Pres Biden to… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Democrats want to build back better. Republicans want to tear down Democrats…Blow past the rightwing noise machine and get it done, Democrats.” Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the truth. He  declared, “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration.” Earlier, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who is the GOP… Continue »

Greg Sargent: “Does anybody imagine there will come a point when Republicans will say, ‘Okay, Biden’s totally got the border under control now, so let’s get serious about working with Democrats on legalizing a lot of immigrants’?” The idea of using reconciliation as a vehicle for enacting long overdue citizenship legislation is gaining a whole… Continue »

As Senator John Cornyn Re-Ups the “Cornyn Con,” Democrats Cannot Let the GOP’s Performative Bipartisanship Delay and Obstruct a Legislative Breakthrough Washington, DC – The New York Times reports today that if Republicans drag out and derail immigration reform legislation, Democrats are prepared to use their majority to deliver citizenship via budget reconciliation.  Luke Broadwater… Continue »

On May 1, advocates all across the country rallied in celebration of #MayDay to honor essential workers, DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers, and more. The rallies were planned to bring attention to our broken immigration system and demand meaningful change, including a path to citizenship for all immigrants living in the United States.  Check… Continue »

One immigration moment from President Joe Biden’s first speech before Congress stands out–when he said “Let’s end our exhausting war over immigration,’ and added, “Let’s argue over it, let’s debate it, but let’s act.” And that is the key phrase: let’s act. Because we have heard speech after speech filled with beautiful and emblematic words… Continue »

“Office Hours” Immigration Week in Review Recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – In his address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Biden said, “The country supports immigration reform. Congress should act.” And he is right. Earlier today, pollsters and key experts gathered on a weekly “Office Hours” press conference… Continue »

De la declaración del presidente Joe Biden sobre inmigración en su primer discurso ante el Congreso resalta cuando dijo que “pongamos fin a nuestra exhausta guerra sobre inmigración”. Y agregó: “Discutamos, debatamos al respecto, pero actuemos”. Y esa es la palabra clave: actuar. Porque hemos visto pasar discurso tras discurso, con bellas y emblemáticas palabras… Continue »

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a longtime and leading champion of immigration reform, urged President Biden in a recent Oval Office meeting to get immigration reform done this year, even if it means using budget reconciliation.  Senator Menendez is playing a central role in Senate deliberations to enact pathways to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.… Continue »

“This legislation puts important checks and balances on future executives that we did not know we needed until Trump and Stephen Miller came along.” The No Ban Act (H.R. 1333) moved forward today after a mark-up hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, with floor action expected shortly. The legislation is a response to President Trump’s… Continue »