Greg Sargent: “Does anybody imagine there will come a point when Republicans will say, ‘Okay, Biden’s totally got the border under control now, so let’s get serious about working with Democrats on legalizing a lot of immigrants’?” The idea of using reconciliation as a vehicle for enacting long overdue citizenship legislation is gaining a whole… Continue »

As Senator John Cornyn Re-Ups the “Cornyn Con,” Democrats Cannot Let the GOP’s Performative Bipartisanship Delay and Obstruct a Legislative Breakthrough Washington, DC – The New York Times reports today that if Republicans drag out and derail immigration reform legislation, Democrats are prepared to use their majority to deliver citizenship via budget reconciliation.  Luke Broadwater… Continue »

In a bizarre tweet early Monday morning, John Cornyn stated that President Biden has “emphasized the humane treatment of immigrants, regardless of their legal status” in reference to those seeking asylum at our border. Although the sentiments are far from shocking considering Cornyn’s voting record on immigration, most members of the GOP generally make at… Continue »

The Houston Chronicle Editorial Calls on Republicans to Act, but Sen. Cornyn Remains Absent on Immigration Reform In a new piece, the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board is calling on Republicans to support President Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway for millions of immigrants with deep roots in this country to continue… Continue »

Time for Cornyn to Introduce Stand Alone Dreamer Bill He Promised   The recent federal court ruling ordering the Trump administration to fully reinstate the popular and successful DACA program for Dreamers is worth celebrating. But the future of DACA and Dreamers’ ability to live and plan their futures in the U.S. with certainty remains… Continue »

At the crossroads of immigration and electoral politics, these are our top picks    How is the issue of immigration faring in the 2020 elections?  Below are seven key races we are watching closely. We believe these are the top races that will indicate whether immigration is a wedge issue that works for Trump and… Continue »

Key Immigration Politics Stories The significance of Biden leaning into immigration via the powerful new family separation ad: Why the new ad represents a remarkable shift in the immigration debate with Democrats feeling confident to lean in and go on offense. Why Trump’s xenophobia isn’t working in 2020 (despite Stephen Miller’s best efforts): Our answers… Continue »

Will John Cornyn Finally Stand up and Just Say “No” to Stealing Funds from the Military and Drug Interdiction? A new joint investigative piece from Texas Tribune and ProPublica, “Records show Trump’s border wall is costing taxpayers billions more than initial contracts,” highlights that American taxpayers’ bill for Donald Trump’s border wall are several billion… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration Key Immigration Politics Stories Presidential Debate: On Immigration, the Contrast Could Not Be Clearer: In response to the immigration questions, Trump revealed who he is and what his administration is about. Joe Biden… Continue »

In an editorial board interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cornyn says he broke with Trump on the border wall, but kept opposition private. Of course, Cornyn’s voting record and public statements show the exact opposite, and this willful misrepresentation of his own actual immigration record is classic Cornyn cowardice in his inability to stand up to Trump.… Continue »