Sunday, January 24, 2021

President Biden Suspends Deportation for 100 Days & Pauses “Remain in Mexico” Policy for Asylum Seekers

On his first full day in office as President, Biden announced two important immigration policy changes. The first policy change was the 100-day pause on deportations And the second one was that asylum seekers who attempt to enter the U.S. will no longer be part of a  policy enacted under former President Trump that forced […]

Biden Plans to Announce a New Immigration Bill with 8- year Path to Citizenship

President- elect Joe Biden plans to announce a new immigration bill on day one of his administration. This new immigration bill seeks to provide an 8-year path to citizenships for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., this is a huge change compared to Trump’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation places Biden on track […]

Kamala Harris Teases Biden Administration Immigration Priorities

The upcoming administration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President- elect Kamala Harris, will focus their term in office in decreasing  wait times to obtain citizenship, granting automatic green cards to protected undocumented immigrants and adding immigration judges to decrease backlogs on court hearings. During an interview, Harris mentioned an immigration reform bill that her and […]

DACA At Risk; Texas Challenges Legality of DACA

Texas along with 8 other Republican-led stated will ask a federal court today to rule the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful, this program protects from deportation young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. In 2017, the Trump Administration first attempted to end DACA, but their attempts were blocked by the […]

Almost a Dozen Immigrants Detained in Solitary Confinement for More than Two Months

According to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, nearly a dozen immigrants were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and kept in solitary confinement for more then two months. According to the inspection report of the Imperial Regional Detention Facility in Calexico, California,  officials used solitary confinement as a long- term solution for […]

Federal Judge Orders DACA to be Restored

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will begin to accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation. On Friday December 4th, Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, ordered the Trump administration to restore DACA which is a […]

Trump’s Last Attempt at Limiting Immigration

After Election Day, the Trump Administration has tried to make changes that will make it easier  for immigrants to be denied visas, extend the citizenship test, and appoint new members to an immigration policy board. Some Trump staff has even gone as far as urging Trump to sign an executive order which will end the […]

Federal Judge Prohibits the Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors

As of Wednesday, Federal District Judge, Emmet Sullivan, ruled that the Trump administration can no longer continue to deport unaccompanied minors without due process. This order only applies to  minors, not adults who are seeking asylum or other forms of protection. The administration has been doing this since March 2020 when it invoked a Title […]

Judge Prohibits Immigration Arrests at San Diego Federal Courthouses

Just this week, U.S. District Judge, Dana Sabraw, granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security from making any immigration arrests at federal courthouses in San Diego, California. Judge Sabraw’s decision derived from a complaint filed last month, which challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of attending hearings for undocumented people, […]

Federal Judge Invalidates New DACA Rules

In July, 2020, Chad Wolf, Homeland Security secretary, decided to issue a memo claiming that the new application for DACA, a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children from deportation, would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to only one year instead of two. Just  a few days […]