The House passed the Build Back Better bill in November, which includes measures that would grant work permits to more than 6 million undocumented people. The Senate will vote on the bill next, but first we must secure the Parliamentarian’s approval on the immigration provisions. Meanwhile, record numbers of Venezuelan…

Democrats remain focused on legalizing as many people as possible through budget reconciliation. After the Parliamentarian rejected our first two proposals for a path to citizenship, Democratic senators moved to pitch legislation that would grant work permits to millions of undocumented people. Despite the initial setbacks, we are determined to…

This month was a heavy one for immigrant communities. Democrats continued to advance the Build Back Better budget legislation, and within it, measures creating a path to citizenship. The Parliamentarian was presented with two options to create such a path and rejected them both. Meanwhile, large numbers of Haitian asylum…

This month, the House and Senate took critical steps toward creating a path to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans through budget reconciliation. The steady drumbeat toward reconciliation faded into the background, however, as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti and the Taliban toppled the Afghan government. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court…

A federal judge in Texas struck down the DACA program, another dire twist in the fate of a program that has provided so much hope and opportunity to so many. The decision throws hundreds of thousands of aspiring Americans into legal limbo once again and intensifies the pressure on Congress…

Congress is moving to include a path to citizenship for major subsets of the immigrant population in the jobs and human infrastructure package. Democratic leadership expects to enact this package through the budget reconciliation process, which will require only a simple majority vote to pass the Senate. Months of bipartisan…

Today marks the start of immigrant heritage month, a fitting time to accelerate our advocacy in support of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Bipartisan negotiations on the Dream & Promise Act, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and border legislation continued throughout May. While we actively support this effort…

In an extraordinary address to Congress laying out a blueprint for transformative social and economic reforms, President Biden again leaned in to overhauling our immigration system — and centering a path to citizenship in those efforts. Putting the weight of his presidency behind the imperative, Biden’s refrain was music to…

March 2021

The Biden Administration faced intense pressure this month as more unaccompanied minors sought refuge at the southern border and media coverage sensationalized the situation. Meanwhile, Judge Hanen held a long-anticipated DACA hearing and legalization bills that offer a path to citizenship to subsets of the immigrant population are moving through…

Marshall Fitz

Managing Director of Immigration at the Emerson Collective. Advocate for humanity, sports junky, 1/2-assed Buddhist, proud papa and spouse. Views obv my own.

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