Congress Should Resolve Border Funding Issues, then Address Root Causes

(Arlington, VA) – Last night the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing funding legislation to address the worsening situation at the southern border. The House bill includes $4.5 billion in funds for food, water, and medical assistance, and would impose new conditions for care of unaccompanied children. Unlike the bill passed in the … Read More

Deportation-Only Approach to Immigration is Not the Solution

(Arlington, VA) – The president has indicated that the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will soon initiate the removal of “millions” of aliens currently in the United States without legal authorization.   Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement: “The president has a duty to enforce the nation’s immigration … Read More

ICYMI: Texas needs Washington to fix our immigration system

(Mission, TX)— The Austin American Statesman published an op-ed by Coalitions Director for The LIBRE Initiative- Texas, Jorge Martinez, urging Washington lawmakers to act on improving our country’s immigration system. Read the entire article here.   Below are excerpts from the piece:   It’s not just immigrants who are hurt by the inaction. The country … Read More

Immigrant Heritage Month Activities Announced by The LIBRE Initiative

(Arlington, VA) – Today The LIBRE Initiative announced a series of events and activities to take place during the remainder of the month of June, to commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month. These activities kicked off on June 5, when The LIBRE Initiative joined with Microsoft and other partners to ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ. … Read More

House Vote Should Spark Real Effort to Enact a Dreamer Law

(Arlington, VA) – Today the House of Representatives is expected to approve H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. This measure provides a path to legal status – and potentially citizenship – to Dreamers, holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and those with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). If approved in the House, H.R. 6 … Read More

House Dreamer/TPS Bills a Step Forward, But We Need a Strategy for Enactment

(Arlington, VA) – Today the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 2820, the Dream Act of 2019 and H.R. 2821 the American Promise Act of 2019. These measures would extend permanent legal protections to the Dreamers – those brought here as children without legal status – as well as recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and … Read More

ICYMI: Daniel Garza Discusses White House Immigration Plan On FOX Business

(Arlington, VA)—Today, Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, joined FOX Business’ Varney & CO. to talk about the White House’s immigration proposal.   Watch the interview here.   “America has always been a country… where people meet demand, people know where to fill the gaps and leave that to the American people to innovate, … Read More

Fourth Circuit Court Rules DACA Cancellation Illegal

(Arlington, VA) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today joined other circuit courts in determining that the president’s action to cancel DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was illegal. This decision overturns a lower court ruling that would have allowed the cancelation to take effect. This is the latest in a … Read More