A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, immigrant advocates, lawmakers, and stakeholders gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on naturalization proceedings and how the push to hold virtual ceremonies will impact communities across the country.  The HEROES Act, which recently passed the House, would allow… Continue »

No, the Pandemic Did NOT Drive USCIS into Over $1 Billion Debt; the Trump Administration Did   On Friday, Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed reported that the acting head of USCIS sent an email to staff stating that without an infusion of $1.2 billion from Congress and a 10% surcharge on all applications, USCIS “will exhaust… Continue »

Facing criticism for his failure to respond competently to the COVID-19 crisis and concerned about his declining re-election prospects, President Trump this week returned to his xenophobic comfort zone and issued an attention grabbing immigration proclamation. At a time when immigrants are reminding us of their essential contributions – including keeping food on Americans’ tables… Continue »

Wealthy Investors Can Still Secure Green Cards; Major Green Card Shift from Those that Keep Families Together to Those for Foreign Employees of U.S. Companies  Yesterday, President Trump issued a proclamation that fundamentally restructured immigration law in place since 1952, at least for the next 60 days or longer if the proclamation is extended, as… Continue »

Meanwhile, Enforcement Continues Despite Public Health Concerns Much of the country has been asked and, in some cases, ordered to stay home and many government agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. consulates abroad, have greatly curtailed their services due to Covid-19. As a result, U.S. employers are encountering difficulties ensuring continued… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the immigrant community. DHS has largely prioritized the President’s tough stance against immigrants and immigration over measures to protect the health of immigrants and… Continue »

Covering for his multiple failures to protect the American public from Covid-19, President Trump and his supporters have turned to their usual xenophobia and blaming of everyone else. It started early in the Trump administration with closures and defunding of key public health offices and cuts to critical public health needs. When Covid-19 emerged as… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today on a press call, a panel of experts were joined by DACA recipients to talk about the integral role that immigrants and their families are playing to safeguard America’s health and combat the COVID-19 pandemic at hand. As the Trump administration continues to rely on… Continue »

The Immigrant Workforce is a Vital Part of the Essential Public Health & Safety Workforce and the Bulk of Agricultural and Food Security of the Nation The public health crisis created by COVID-19 has exposed the critical nature of workers in certain industries that are on the front lines protecting all of us, from doctors,… Continue »

The incompetence and lack of guidance from the Trump administration has left states, local governments, school administrators, and so many others scrambling for their own responses to the virus that causes COVID-19 that, with federal government resources and leadership, could be far more productive. Similarly, we have seen little public leadership and guidance from top… Continue »