Friday, July 23, 2021

Biden to Prioritize Puerto Rico’s Recovery but Not Political Status

A newly revived White House Puerto Rico task force will focus on advancing and rebuilding the island after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, last year’s earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic instead of joining the congressional debate over Puerto Rico’s political status. Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, the White House’s associate director for Puerto Rico and the territories stated, “We […]

Biden Plans Meeting with DACA Recipients to Highlight Immigration Priorities

President Biden plans to meet with six DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients today as his administration highlights that an immigration reform remains a legislative priority. Last month, Biden addressed Congress calling on lawmakers to “end our exhausting war over immigration.” While pushing his plan to extend citizenship to more than 11 million undocumented […]

Biden is undoing Trump’s immigration record but slower than tech would like

The inauguration of President Biden raised hopes in the tech industry after four years of restrictive immigration policies. Although the Biden administration ended a Trump- era ban on certain kinds of visas that are widely used in the tech industry, critics say that Biden’s overall record has been mixed as he slowly makes modest changes […]

Biden & Treasury Secretary Yellen; Latinos will Help with COVID Recovery

President Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, acknowledged the toll that the pandemic has taken on Latino businesses and workers and reassured them that they’ll receive help to bounce back and would be key in leading the latest economic recovery. Yesterday, during the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (USHCC) Legislative Summit Biden stated, […]

More than Half of all Migrants at the U.S- Mexico Border are Expelled Under Health Order

According to preliminary data, the Biden Administration expelled more than half of the migrants arriving at the U.S.- Mexico border in recent weeks under a Trump-era health order that has been continued by the current administration. Out of 103,000 migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection in just three weeks, more than 61,000 were expelled […]

Biden Commits to Ease Border Surge as Republicans Sense a Political Opening

Biden pledges to take new steps to ease a surge of child migrants at the southern border as the White House parries Republican attacks over a humanitarian challenge that threatens his start as president. President Biden said earlier this week that the administration planned to rebuild a system that allows potential child migrants to seek […]

House Passes Immigration Bills for DREAMers & Farmworkers

The House passed two immigration bills; one that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers and another one that would allow green cards for farmworkers. The first bill, the American Dream and Promise Act, would provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as […]

Biden Urges Migrants Not to Come to the U.S.: ‘Don’t leave your town’

President Biden discourages migrants from coming to the U.S. as his administration scrambles to respond to a surge of unaccompanied migrants children coming into the U.S. There’s been a major increased in the number, of migrant children, over 4,000, in U.S. custody. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement, “we are on pace […]

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 […]