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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

Sen. Menendez today at a roundtable for Hispanic media told Republicans that it’s still on them to call for a vote on immigration reform: There are a fair amount of Republicans, including those who talk to me, that want to see an opportunity for a vote on reform.  And, what I tell them is to… Continue »

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 »

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have become the latest Senators to encourage President Obama to address his record rate of deportations. As Sen. Schumer told Politico in a statement today: We remain focused on passing a balanced immigration bill that secures our borders and fixes a broken system.  But if the House recesses… Continue »

Remind Opponents What’s at Stake if Reform Fails in 2013   The Senate is just days away from voting on their bipartisan immigration bill and the House is poised to take up immigration in the coming weeks. Today, advocates and members of Congress hosted a Google+ Hangout to update the progressive community on the latest… Continue »