Now is our chance to pass long-overdue protections, which an overwhelming majority of Americans support. Congress must enact legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for every immigrant who calls this country home.
Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth
Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines
A Pathway to Citizenship and Economic Growth Through Budget Reconciliation
Reinstating the LIFE Act and Eliminating Entry Bars Would Allow Millions of Immigrants To Stay With Their Families
Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
To meet the challenges of today, the Biden administration and Congress should reform the Department of Homeland Security around a mission that highlights safety and services alongside its traditional protecting roles.
What America needs from the Department of Homeland Security today is different from when it was founded nearly 20 years ago.
The Center for American Progress submitted a statement for the record suggesting several policy tools the Biden administration should consider to help Haiti.
DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.
Individual and collective accountability for the family separation policy is needed to hold individuals responsible, restore faith in government institutions, prevent further abuses, and provide appropriate redress.
Immigrant women are integral members of U.S. society, working across industries that serve all communities and spur economic growth. As the pandemic continues to disproportionately affect women in the workforce, future policy must consider the contributions and needs of immigrant women.
Five million undocumented essential workers across the United States have important demographic and economic ties to their communities.
Statistical analysis does not demonstrate a “magnet” effect after Temporary Protected Status designations.
Four fact sheets highlight the contributions of undocumented immigrants to the construction, food supply chain, health care, and home care sectors of the economy.
Anti-immigrant rhetoric stemming from discredited pseudoscience has evolved into an extreme right-wing greenwashing effort that the modern conservation movement is right to reject.
The Pause on Deportations Is the First Step Toward a Fair, Humane, and Workable System and Must Move Forward
The 100-day moratorium on deportations will allow the Biden administration to uncover the depths of lawlessness of the Trump administration’s immigration regime and start to right the ship. The courts must allow it to move forward.
The Biden administration can jump-start a series of necessary reforms by issuing a clear and expansive executive order in its first days that condemns the damage caused to the immigration system by the past administration, pauses deportations, and outlines principles to guide policy development over the next four years.
Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused widespread damage to several already fragile Central American countries, leaving them incapable of safely and adequately accepting the return of their own nationals living abroad.
Policymakers must ensure that state and federal officials can be held accountable in court when they violate the law and harm those they are supposed to protect.