Saturday, March 6, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

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 Places Cesar Chavez Among America’s Heroes in Oval Office

The Oval Office décor rapidly changed after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Frames featuring people like Andrew Jackson were quickly replaced with portraits of the Founding Fathers and civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Among the new displays is Mexican American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. In the […]

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 […]

Joe Biden Picked Xavier Becerra to Lead Health & Human Services

Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden picked Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and created  brand new senior White House positions intended to produce a more aggressive response to COVID-19, which includes addressing the impact on Black people and Latinos. Becerra has served 12 terms in the House of […]

Latino Lawmakers Push for Biden to Pick Lujan Grisham for His Cabinet

As President- elect Joe Biden is building up his team and getting ready to take office next month, some of the members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus have sent a letter to Biden  asking him to choose Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico, for the role of Health and Human Services Secretary. The letter was […]

Biden Nominates Women & Latinos for His Administration

As of yesterday, President- elect Joe Biden nominated the first woman, Avril Haines, to lead the U.S. Intelligence community and the first Latino, Alejandro Mayorkas, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Haines was a former top CIA official and deputy national security adviser, and she will make history if confirmed by the Senate. Mayorkas’ […]

Biden Chooses Three Latinos for His Administration

Although President Trump has refused to concede the election and accept his lost, President-elect Joe Biden has started to move forward with the transition in order to be ready to take office next year. Just yesterday, Biden announced his first picks for his senior staff and three Latinos were part of that. One of them […]