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While Trump Fumes and Fails, Democrats Outline a Sound and Sensible Border Plan

While Trump continues to propose more cruel and nonsensical policies destined to fail, Democrats are embracing a sensible, humane and effective way forward. Witness Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s floor speech yesterday, during which he refuted Trump’s bogus suggestion that Democrats don’t have a plan for the refugee crisis at the border. As Senator Schumer … Continue reading »

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Meets With Immigrant Youth for Dreamer Dinner

This week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reaffirmed his commitment to passing the Dream Act by the end of 2017. In a Dreamer Dinner meeting with members of United We Dream, Make the Road New York, and America’s Voice, the Minority Leader expressed his unconditional support for the Dreamers and their cause while listening … 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 »

Schumer and Democrats Defend American Values: No Increase in Funds to Pay for Mass Deportation and a Stupid Border Wall

This week, President Trump will request $6.6 billion to fund his nationwide deportation force, new detention centers, and a massive infrastructure increase at the border (read: stupid border wall) – all to implement his mass deportation blueprint. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has staked out a strong stance, promising to stand up against Trump’s … Continue reading »

Sen. Minority Leader Schumer, Sen. Cortez Masto, Immigrants, Refugees, and Advocates Analyze Trump’s Potential Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

A video recording of today’s event is available here. Washington, DC – As rumors swirl that President Donald Trump may undo several immigration policies created by the Obama Administration this week, Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV); Greisa Martinez of United We Dream; Rev. Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life;  Angela Maria Kelley of Center for … Continue reading »

Sen. Schumer: Steve King is the "Wizard of Oz" on Immigration…"He Doesn't Have the Power"

As we recently wrote, Republican leadership in the House has refused to schedule a vote on immigration reform — yet they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up votes to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and … Continue reading »

Following Actions from Ramos, Reid, and Schumer Today, Writing is on the Wall for House GOP

Vote on Immigration Reform in Early Summer, Or the President Will Have No Choice But to Act Today, actions from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and influential Spanish language journalist Jorge Ramos made it clear that if House Republicans fail to act on immigration legislation in the next several weeks, … Continue reading »

Sens. Reid, Schumer Call Out House GOP for Letting Steve King Call the Shots, Block Immigration Reform

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing of S. 744, its bipartisan immigration reform bill.  Since House Republicans have spent that whole time doing precisely nothing on real immigration reform — while making time for votes that Steve King wants — the GOP can expect to be repeatedly hammered for this failure … Continue reading »

Sen. Schumer: Steve King "Calls The Shots" For House GOP on Immigration Reform

Meanwhile, In the House Pelosi and Hoyer Challenge Republican Leadership on Inaction As advocates from around the country yesterday rallied for immigration reform and an end to record deportations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned speech directed at the House GOP.  He sharply criticized their failure to take up immigration reform legislation even though … Continue reading »

Schumer: We Know Cornyn's Game, Won't Let His Poison Pill Stop Immigration Reform

Earlier today, as we noted, Majority Leader Harry Reid said: I am concerned that some who oppose the very idea of reform see these triggers as a backdoor way to undermine the legislation. And I believe some Republicans with no intention of voting for the final bill – regardless of how it is amended – … Continue reading »