Douglas Rivlin: “Democrats should remain united and see this bill across the finish line in the face of cynical GOP tactics to thwart this landmark legislation.” Washington, DC – The Inflation Reduction Act is transformative legislation that will fight climate change, promote economic fairness, increase healthcare security, and reduce prescription drug prices. Yet upcoming votes… Continue »

Title 42 is an ineffective policy with nothing to do with public health and everything to do with preventing asylum seekers from having meritorious asylum cases heard in a U.S. court. It raises serious issues of racism and discrimination in its application, and this humanitarian disaster, imposed by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller must end… Continue »

A deliberate fabrication that Republicans are embracing out of a cynical political calculation, it has nothing to do with the health and safety of Americans and everything to do with their nativist agenda. Republicans have recently increased their xenophobic rhetoric in response to the announcement that the Biden administration will finally end the unjustified use… Continue »

Washington, DC – On Thursday February 10th at 12pm ET, impacted Cameroonians and advocates gathered on a call to highlight the serious harm and human rights abuses experienced by Cameroonians denied asylum and deported by the United States. This is happening at a time when asylum policies and the treatment of Black immigrants are in… Continue »

“We cannot sit back and watch another Democratic administration blow it on immigration.” Washington, DC – According to Bloomberg Government, Assistant Democratic Senate Leader Patty Murray (D-WA) is “as committed as ever” to seeing immigration reform move forward as part of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill currently stalled in the Senate. She said, “We… Continue »

Despite deteriorating country conditions, Biden responsible for deportation flights to Haiti at a rate of one every other day during his first year in office A new piece in TIME highlights the destabilizing impact of ongoing deportations to Haiti as the nation grapples with compounding crises. Quoting leading Haitian-American leader Marleine Bastien of the Family… Continue »

Cutting through the lie at heart of the GOP attack strategy Washington, DC – Even before President Biden took office, Republicans and rightwing media allies began engaging in an ongoing attack on what they call the “open borders” policies of Biden.   For example, see former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan on Fox in August 2020… Continue »

Instead of copying his predecessor, President Biden must end betrayals of what he promised would be humane immigration policies Karen Musalo, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California, Hastings, pens a powerful op-ed in the LA Times calling on the Biden Administration to end… Continue »

Biden Administration responsible for more than 80 deportation flights to Haiti since September 19 As Widlore Mérancourt and Paulina Villegas report for the Washington Post, chaotic and dangerous conditions in Haiti are increasing migration pressures on the already destabilized island nation. Increasing numbers of Haitians are being forced to flee, making a potentially fatal journey… Continue »

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Washington, DC – Pressure is building on the Biden administration to end the Title 42 program, a Trump-era policy aimed at excluding migrants and asylum seekers due to COVID. Despite promising to undo Trump’s cruel policies, the Biden administration has kept Title 42 in place to block and expel asylum seekers at the southern border. … Continue »