Labor Day is an annual observation won by labor activists who “pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being,” the U.S. Department of Labor said. According to new polling, labor unions enjoy strong support from the American people... Continue »
The kid with the neck tattoo of bright red lips, I won’t soon forget him. It wasn’t the neck tattoo of a tough guy or a gang member, but the playful tattoo of a baby-faced teenager. I bet I will run into him someday in the U.S., but I... Continue »
On World Refugee Day, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is urging nations to do more to offer “hope, opportunities, and solutions” to people displaced from their homes due to armed conflict, environmental disasters, and persecution. In just one example, he said Kenya has shown what’s possible when... Continue »
In 2018 and 2019, President Trump abandoned a long-standing refugee and asylum policy by issuing guidance that instructed USCIS officers to only consider marriages that were valid under the law of their home country. Unfortunately, this excluded many LGBTQ families, interfaith marriages, and those who were married in refugee... Continue »
TPS is an effective solution for humanitarian aid and regional stability and TPS is a decision solely at the President’s discretion A new piece in the Austin American-Statesman underscores the link between widespread hunger and migration pressures, especially in our hemisphere. More than two million people are estimated to... Continue »
“We have a responsibility to repair the damage done and to ensure it never happens again” Washington, DC – With family separation back in the news and Republicans trying to whitewash and defend the policy, two powerful columns remind us of the horrors committed by former President Trump and... Continue »
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced steps to reinstate the Central American Minors Program. The program will allow young people in danger in Central America to apply for reunification with their parents who are living in the United States. The goal is to provide alternatives to children... Continue »
Broad support among Americans to help those who risked it all to stand with us Washington, DC – At first, it seemed that Republicans would rally to the cause of rescuing and resettling Afghans who risked their lives to help America. Increasingly, however, the nativist core of the GOP... Continue »
Meanwhile, Stephen Miller and Foxlandia find themselves in a shrinking cul-de-sac of hardcore haters   New polling finds that the American people, from across the political spectrum, overwhelmingly support efforts to evacuate and resettle our Afghan allies in the U.S. Fresh polling from CBS News finds that Americans support... Continue »
Washington, DC – The ongoing crisis for tens of thousands of imperiled Afghans seeking to safely evacuate is sparking predictable anti-refugee xenophobia and hate from the usual suspects – including Stephen Miller, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and a cabal of anti-immigrant House Republicans. But in the face of this... Continue »