Yesterday, Senate Democrats announced a $3.5 trillion budget as part of the Build Back Better agenda. Democrats have included a path to citizenship, along with jobs, care and climate, in a reconciliation package that can be enacted by simple majorities in the House and the Senate.  To read our statement on the matter, click here. … 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 »

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 »

Conciliar está de moda. En el Congreso, la conciliación presupuestaria está al centro del debate como mecanismo para poder avanzar legislación por mayoría simple y no con los 60 votos requeridos para superar bloqueos en el Senado ante la nula colaboración republicana. Y hay un esfuerzo real para agregar medidas de legalización de indocumentados al… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – On a press call today, California Senator Alex Padilla joined immigration policy experts to discuss the importance of including citizenship proposals – for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers – in the soon-to-be-released Senate budget resolution with reconciliation instructions for… Continue »

“If Democrats move forward, go big and deliver change, the country will bounce back from the deadly pandemic and the cruel Trump years stronger and more united than ever.”   Congress is gearing up to deliver a long overdue breakthrough on citizenship legislation. Here are three reasons why. Bipartisan immigration discussions going nowhere because of… Continue »