Three pieces today drive home the point that so-called “essential” workers – disproportionately immigrant and persons of color – are keeping our society functioning at a tremendous risk to their lives. In industries such as meat processing, these workers are being forced to continue working in hot-spots that lack basic protections for their safety. Thus… Continue »

If you Pay Taxes, You Should Be Treated Like All Other Taxpayers As Congress debates the contents of the next pandemic relief package, an editorial and a column in the Washington Post highlight why Trump and congressional Republicans’ punitive decision to exclude mixed immigration status families from the previous round of relief violates the law,… Continue »

As President Trump visits Arizona today, tough questions ought to surface for Senate candidate Martha McSally who has stood steadfastly with the President throughout the Covid-19 fiasco emanating from the White House. Specifically, she should be called upon to defend why she has allowed the President to divert $18 billion or more away from the… Continue »

Polling released yesterday by Hart Research Associates on behalf of CAP Action finds overwhelming support for DACA and TPS holders across party lines. The polling is another reminder that Americans’ support for immigrants in the U.S. remains strong and that Trump and Republicans’ efforts to run hard on xenophobia may again backfire with the American… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, Rony Ponthieux, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Florida joined immigration experts and advocates to discuss the critical role TPS holders have in protecting Florida communities during this crisis even as the Trump administration is trying… Continue »

“It is the least we can do to ensure our country prevails over this pandemic and that the soul of our nation remains intact.” Democratic lawmakers are speaking out in an attempt to protect Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients amid the Coronavirus crisis. Over 100 lawmakers led… Continue »

2,600 Georgians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Georgia’s two Republican Senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, have done nothing to help… Continue »

3,900 North Carolinians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet North Carolina’s two Republican Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, have done nothing… Continue »

The Coronavirus Crisis has only Exacerbated the Danger for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations in the United States  One year later, and still no action. A year has passed and the Trump administration has yet to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela. One year after the Trump administration stated it was “monitoring” the situation in Venezuela,… Continue »

17,900 Floridians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in  essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Florida’s two Republican Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have done nothing to help… Continue »