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Bombshell Senate Report Exposes Political Motives for Ending TPS

Today, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrats released a report on how the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. The report clearly indicates that political considerations for the Trump 2020 reelection campaign outweighed strenuous warnings from experts at the State Department. … Continue reading »

Must-See: Sen. Menendez Rips Into GOP Attacks on Families, American Values, Urges Focus on Solution for Dreamers – “Undocumented Americans”

During a must-hear floor speech today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) cut through the GOP’s propaganda campaign on “chain migration” and brought both his colleagues and Americans back to the heart of the issue: Dreamers, families, and our nation’s values. A transcript of key excerpts follows below: I can’t be the only one who thinks the … Continue reading »

Ahead of Father’s Day, Sen. Menendez, Rep. Pallone, Rep. Gutiérrez, Immigrant Families, and Faith Leaders Urge Trump and Sec. Kelly to Stop Destroying Families

A video of today’s event is available here Today, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Pallone (D-NJ) and Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined families from New Jersey and Maryland as well as faith and immigration leaders to remind President Trump and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly of the real life impacts of their immigration policies and to … Continue reading »

Sens. Schumer, Menendez, Harris, Advocates Tell Congress to Reject Funding for Deportation Force

Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda is already wreaking havoc in immigrant communities across the country — and even more detentions and deportations will occur if Congress grants Trump the $3 billion supplemental funding request he’s seeking to massively expand the country’s deportation force. That’s why Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris … Continue reading »

Sen. Menendez, Cardinal Tobin Accompany New Jersey Grandfather to ICE Hearing

A New Jersey grandfather was given a two month stay of deportation today — after a rally that featured Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, dozens of other clergy and immigration advocates from PICO National Network. Grandfather of Four and US-based for 25 Years Catalino Guerrero has been in the US … Continue reading »

Sen. Menendez: Republicans Must Denounce The “Racist Rants” Of A “Petty Demagogue”

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) called out his Republican colleagues in the Senate for failing to condemn en masse the “racist rants” of their nominee for President, Donald Trump. “The remarks of the presumptive Republican nominee for President about Judge Gonzalo Curiel are taking this nation and the Republican Party down a dark and slippery slope,” … Continue reading »

Congressional Champions Voice Support & Pledge to Defend the Win on Immigration Executive Action

On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they … Continue reading »

The Most Important Remarks from Last Night’s CHCI Gala Were from Sen. Menendez, Not President Obama

“We Look to You, Mr. President, for Big, Bold, Unapologetic Administrative Relief” The most important comments from last night’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) annual gala did not come from President Obama, but rather Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who called on the President to deliver executive action that protects millions. As he noted: As we … Continue reading »

Sen. Menendez: "Enough is Enough" — House GOP Must Pass Immigration Reform

Yesterday was the 328th day since the Senate passed its bipartisan immigration bill, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) took to the floor to castigate Republicans for their inaction since then. Menendez highlighted the moral and economic benefits to passing reform, and wondered why Republicans continue to side with Steve King rather than do the right thing.  “Enough … Continue reading »