The Senate Parliamentarian’s recommendation to not include language legalizing undocumented immigrants in the budget plan to be considered under reconciliation is, obviously, a setback. But that doesn’t mean the Democrats can wash their hands of this issue. On the contrary, the Democrats who still control the White House and Congress, albeit with tight majorities, have… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated into English.  Based on recent events on different issues, from immigration to the right to vote and to have an abortion, it seems like the handiwork of Donad Trump and his Republican accomplices has been victorious, even though they… Continue »

A juzgar por los recientes acontecimientos en diversos frentes, desde inmigración hasta el derecho al aborto y al voto, pareciera que la mano de Donald Trump y de sus cómplices republicanos se apuntan victorias, aunque no controlen ni la Casa Blanca ni el Congreso. Del mismo modo que el Covid-19 muta en variantes cada vez… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated into English.  As fall approaches, the countdown to the end of 2021 commences and, with it, the possibility that various legislative matters will either be resolved or remain in the pipeline—just one year to the midterm elections in 2022,… Continue »

As fall approaches, the countdown to the end of 2021 commences and, with it, the possibility that various legislative matters will either be resolved or remain in the pipeline—just one year to the midterm elections in 2022, when all eyes will be on electoral politics. Once again, the topic of immigration reform with a path… Continue »

Al aproximarse el otoño comienza la cuenta regresiva para el fin de 2021 y, con ello, la posibilidad de que muchos asuntos legislativos se resuelvan o vuelvan a quedarse en el tintero, de cara a un año de elecciones intermedias, 2022, cuando toda la atención se centra  en la política electoral. Una vez más, el tema… Continue »

Washington, DC – Momentum is building for an immigration breakthrough this year. Leading Democrats – from across the party – are publicly supporting the inclusion of pathways to citizenship in the budget agreement and its chances of success this year. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: During a Q&A during yesterday’s press briefing (see video… Continue »

Reconciling is in style. In Congress, budget reconciliation is at the center of the debate, as a mechanism to advance legislation through a simple majority, rather than with the sixty votes needed to overcome a filibuster in the face of zero Republican collaboration. And, there is a real effort to attach legalization measures for undocumented… Continue »

Siempre que llega el verano con sus intensas olas de calor, la gente recuerda que hay millones de trabajadores agrícolas que, sin importar el clima ni las circunstancias, pizcan y procesan los productos que alimentan a este país. Y lo hacen en medio del intenso calor, del frío, de la pandemia, bajo precarias condiciones laborales,… Continue »

The 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States this Fourth of July, the first since Donald J. Trump is not president, is a good time to reflect on how things are going as a country, as a society. But especially about where we are going and how the elected Democratic administration,… Continue »