Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Supreme Court Dismisses Case Associated with Trump Era ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court dismissed a case involving a controversial Trump- era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers. Last month, the Supreme Court Justices concurred to take up a challenge to the ‘public […]

Biden Grants Venezuelans in the U.S. a Chance for Temporary Protected Status

President Biden is granting thousands of Venezuelans in the U.S. the chance to apply for temporary protection in the United States. Biden’s order allows 300,000 Venezuelans in the U.S. to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and if granted, recipients can stay and work in the U.S. for 18 months. TPS is a temporary, renewable […]

Democrats won’t Vote on Biden’s Immigration Plan This Month

Democrats have promised to place key immigration bills on the floor this month, but President Biden’s immigration bill won’t be one of them. Instead, Democrats are moving ahead with an alternative plan: place Biden’s immigration bill through committee with the full House votes on more targeted immigration legislation that already has the support of Representatives. […]

Lawyers have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Children

The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump Administration reported earlier this week that they have found the parents of 105 children within the past month. The committee of lawyers and advocates working on reuniting the separated families said it had yet to find the parents of 506 children, which […]

Federal Judge Deals Biden Another Blow on 100- Day Deportation Ban

A Texas federal judge, Drew Tipton, blocked President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Judge Tipton granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the moratorium the Biden Administration announced on its first day. It’s a victory for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the 100- day pause, […]

The Biden Administration Relies on a Trump Policy to Turn Migrants Away

The Biden Administration has moved efficiently to distance itself from Trump-era immigration policies but at the U.S. – Mexico border, a pandemic-related order put in place by former President Trump remains in effect allowing officials to continue turning away thousands of migrants. Biden officials state that the order criticized by immigrant advocates gives the administration […]

Biden’s Immigration Bill Would Offer a Path to Citizenship for Millions

President Biden’s allies on Capitol Hill formally introduced his immigration overhaul in the House earlier this week, making good on his campaign promise to seek to modernize the nation’s immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented Americans. This new immigration bill is called the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Senator […]

Migrants Families Pressure Biden to Confront the New Border Crisis

President Biden’s first immigration crisis has begun as thousands of families have made their way towards the Southwestern border in the past few weeks with the hopes of a friendlier reception. More than 1,000 people who were detained have now been released after the reversal of some Trump’s executive orders. Now many more people gather […]

Senators Reintroduce Immigration Reform Bill Protecting Dreamers

Just yesterday, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced the latest duplication of the Dream Act which is a part of a new immigration reform. The proposed legislation which was first introduced in 2001 would give some young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to pursue a path toward […]

Biden to Sign Executive Order to Reunite Separated Families

President Biden will sign three executive orders today that will aim at former President Trump’s hardline immigration policies and try to amend the consequences of those policies including establishing a task force designed to reunite families separated at the U.S.- Mexico border. The latest orders build upon the actions taken by the President in his […]