Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Administration Moves to Protect DACA

Today, the Biden administration plans to publish a proposed rule to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. The proposal is especially significant due to a recent decision by the Senate parliamentarian to not […]

According to the International Organization for Migration dozens of children with non-Haitian passports were deported to Haiti

According to the International Organization for Migration, this week dozens of children with non-Haitian passports were sent to Haiti as part of the US government’s massive deportation operation. The U.S. deported a total of 1,424 people to Haiti, more than 170 of them are children, of which 41 hold foreign citizenship. Although their parents may […]

Immigration advocates frustrated with Biden administration as green cards are set to expire

The clock is ticking on more than 100,000 employment-based green cards that the Biden administration could issue before the end of the fiscal year. The green cards, or permanent residency permits, are available for the administration to assign to eligible immigrants but will expire on Sept. 30. Biden’s pro-immigrant rhetoric has contrasted with former President […]

Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico”, arguing that the policy had been dormant for more than a year and that abruptly reinstating it […]

Biden administration to replace Trump’s public charge rule

The Biden administration moved forward to formally replace the Trump administration’s public charge rule, which barred many prospective immigrants from using social services. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a request for public comments on a new regulation to define how immigration officers can determine whether green card applicants are likely to become a […]

ICE will Close Two Problematic Detention Centers in Georgia & Massachusetts

The Biden administration has decided to close Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in Georgia and Massachusetts due to allegations of abusive treatment of immigrants. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas instructed ICE to terminate its contract with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office and transfer migrant detainees out of the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigrant Detention […]

Biden’s Internal Polls Shows Public Support for Immigration Reform

A wide range of advocacy groups in Biden’s support are optimistic about the political prospects of immigration reform, as polls show consistent public support for action on the issue. Earlier this week pollster Matt Barreto, a veteran of the Biden presidential campaign, who is an adviser for Building Back Together (BBT) a political action group […]

Biden Ends Trump Ban on Pandemic Aid for Undocumented College Students

The Biden administration is reversing a Trump- era policy that banned undocumented college students from receiving federal relief grants meant to help pay expenses such as food, housing, and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona finalized a new regulation that allows colleges to distribute billions in federal pandemic relief […]

Trump-era Policy that Biden Administration Uses to Expel Migrant Faces Uncertain Future

President Biden came into office promising to reverse Trump-era policies that have restricted immigration to the United States. However, for months, Biden officials have relied on a Trump-era policy put in place at the U.S. southern border that has caused almost a million migrants’ expulsion back to their home countries. The future of the policy, […]

Biden Choose Texas Sheriff, who Criticized Trump- era policies, for ICE Director

The White House announced that President Biden will nominate Texas Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, a critic of former President Trump’s immigration policies, to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Gonzalez has a decades long career in law enforcement. He criticized the Trump administration for its stances on border and emergency management issues, […]