Budget Matters Blog

Category: Immigration

United We Dream and Allies Demand Permanent Ceasefire and Immigrant Protections

Last week, I joined an action hosted by United We Dream in DC. We demanded a ceasefire now in Gaza and permanent protections for immigrants who have made this country our home. 

The Senate's Failed War and Border Deal is Not Security

The $118 billion bill that Senate leaders put forward this week is a deal that never should have been made. 

The Cost of the Holiday Season: Increasing Funds for Border Enforcement Will Separate Families and Take Away From Human Needs

The holiday season is all about gathering with loved ones, right? Well, that’s the exact opposite of what extra funds to border enforcement - part of a foreign aid package in the Senate - will do for immigrant communities.

A Series of Ups and Downs for Immigrants in the U.S.

For much of the past few weeks, there has been so much wrong in the world. However, immigrant advocates show us that there are reasons for hope.

The Biden Asylum Ban Swings Back and Forth in Judicial Courts

A federal court of appeals has allowed the Biden administration’s asylum ban to stand - in likely violation of U.S. and international law.

Tighter Restrictions for Migrants and More Money for Border Enforcement

Title 42 ends next week and the Biden administration announced new punitive immigration policies that would continue to deny migrants and asylees at the southern border.

Immigration Policy Doesn't Have to Be This Way

For 20 years, the Department of Homeland Security has made life a nightmare for millions — but Dreamers like me have seen that there’s another way.

Senators Failed to Add Anti-Immigrant Border Policy to Budget Deal

Yesterday, two anti-immigrant amendments that would have extended the legacy of the draconian Trump-era immigration policy, Title 42, each took the Senate floor for a vote. Both failed.