New Campaign Urges Lawmakers for Action Toward Immigration Deal

Today two grassroots advocacy organizations, The LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity, announced an immigration campaign calling on Congress to start working toward solutions that addresses immigration issues facing the country: security at our border, the uncertainty for Dreamers, and the economic and workforce situation in our agricultural industry. The campaign, called Stronger U.S., launches … Continue reading New Campaign Urges Lawmakers for Action Toward Immigration Deal

Bipartisan investigation finds federally funded centers abused and neglected migrant children

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the immediate past and current chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, released the results of their bipartisan investigation into allegations of ongoing child abuse at federally-funded facilities and substandard protections provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for … Continue reading Bipartisan investigation finds federally funded centers abused and neglected migrant children

AFP applauds immigration plan with legal residency for US-based children of legal residents

Over 200,000 children and young adults are living in the United States as dependents of long-term non-immigrant visa holders (including H-1B, L-1, E-1, and E-2 workers). These individuals grow up in the United States, attend American schools, and graduate from American universities. Because they have maintained legal status, these individuals are not eligible for protection under DACA or the work authorization that comes with it.

Whistleblowers allege inhumane treatment of unaccompanied migrant children by HHS contractors

“We write today to express our continued concern with the Department of Health and Human Services’ use of massive, no-bid contract awards to handle the ongoing unaccompanied child crisis and whether HHS is adequately supervising those contractors. In light of multiple whistleblower complaints received by the Committee alleging disturbing conditions at HHS Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) housing unaccompanied children, there are serious questions about HHS’s use of and failure to adequately oversee multiple contractors with no childcare experience,” wrote the lawmakers.

US makes moves to bleed out Communist China

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after President Biden offered a temporary ‘safe haven’ to Hong Kongers in the United States. “Today’s move is a solid step, but we need to go further. We need to offer full asylum to Hong Kongers who flee … Continue reading US makes moves to bleed out Communist China

Biden urged to immediately open US/Canada border

Following an announcement that Canada will reopen the northern border for fully vaccinated Americans on August 9th, U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden respond by fully reopening the northern border.   “It’s time to reopen the border between Montana and Canada, and it’s time to do it now, not weeks from now. Doing so is essential for Montana families, agriculture, jobs … Continue reading Biden urged to immediately open US/Canada border

DHS Should Un‐​ban Legal Dreamers from DACA

Many immigrants come first to the United States as children of foreign workers in various temporary statuses, such as the H-4 for children of H-1B workers. They can remain in the United States in legal status until they turn 21 when they lose eligibility as a dependent “child” of the foreign worker. Many children will spend … Continue reading DHS Should Un‐​ban Legal Dreamers from DACA