2024 kicked off with two historic wins for hundreds of thousands of immigrant families on opposite coasts of the nation. California has become the first in the country to open state health care insurance to all eligible undocumented adults. In New Jersey, workers and advocates celebrated new law ensuring... Continue »
In New York and New Jersey, Republican candidates and other anti-immigrant actors sought to use nativism to boost themselves over the finish line against Democratic opponents during the 2023 elections. They tried to frame the arrival of migrant families as an existential threat to their communities and states. In... Continue »
For evidence of the toxic influence that Donald Trump (and Republicans who are willing to abide by him) have had on the national discourse, look no further than this year’s two gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. In Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie has made national news for race-baiting,... Continue »
Activists and advocates with the organization Make the Road New Jersey have responded to Donald Trump’s mass deportation blueprints by organizing a rally outside the Elizabeth Detention Center, where elected officials, labor leaders, and clergy members joined immigrants in a show of solidarity and resistance. Hundreds of people from... Continue »
Unfortunately, Out of State Lawsuit Keeping NJ From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of... Continue »
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Legislature moved forward with a bill that would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The New Jersey Safe and Responsible Driver Act (A4425), would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented resident in New Jersey who are able to provide a variety of documented to... Continue »
Big development in New Jersey today. Congrats to the DREAMers who made it happen. From NJ.com:  Students who grew up in New Jersey but are in the country illegally will soon be able to pay in-state tuition at its public colleges and universities. After weeks of feuding between Republican... Continue »
Just before his reelection last month, New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 contender Chris Christie appeared to embrace tuition equality for his state’s undocumented students, saying: I believe every child should be given the opportunity to reach their God-given potential…that’s a moral requirement. We need to get to work... Continue »
Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: Latino Decisions election eve polling shows 66% of Hispanics and 63% of Asian Americans voted for Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe. More specifically, an estimated 95,500 Hispanic and 51,000 Asian-Americans voted in the Virginia election, meaning that Asian and Hispanic voters provided a combined 95,160 votes for McAuliffe,... Continue »
Virginia and New Jersey Offer Clear Lesson for National GOP in 2014 and Beyond on Immigration An election-eve poll of extremely likely Latino and Asian voters in Virginia, conducted by Latino Decisions and sponsored by America’s Voice and People For the American Way (PFAW), shows that what candidates say... Continue »