Thursday, May 6, 2021

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, […]

Alex Padilla Replaced Kamala Harris in the Senate, Now He’s Pushing for an Immigration Reform

When Kamala Harris resigned from the Senate to become the first woman Vice President, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s voted for Alex Padilla, the California Secretary of State, to replace Harris. When he was sworn in, Padilla became the first Latino senator from the Golden State. His appointment was met with both excitement and criticism because […]

Bush Calls on Congress to Tone Down ‘Harsh Rhetoric” on Immigration

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush called on Congress to tone down the “harsh rhetoric” on immigration, adding that he hopes that doing so will “set a tone that’s more respectful” of immigration and lead to immigration reform. In an interview Bush stated, “I do want to say to Congress, please put aside […]

Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children who Crossed the Border Alone

Every night for the past three weeks, after finishing a long day of work, a Guatemalan father of two dials the same number hoping to find his daughters. Every call, he’s put-on hold, sometimes for hours, sometimes he eventually reaches someone who tells him, “Be patient.” His daughter, ages 9 and 13, are in the […]

Kamala Harris Will Visit Mexico & Guatemala Soon

Earlier this week, Vice President Harris said she will travel to Mexico and Guatemala soon as part of her efforts to address immigration from Central American countries to the U.S. Harris expressed, “Our focus is to deal with the root causes, and I’m looking forward to traveling, hopefully as my first trip to the Northern […]

Human Smugglers Use Facebook to Reach Migrants and Spread False Hope of Reaching the U.S.

Human smugglers are openly advertising their services on Facebook while falsely telling Central Americans interested in crossing undocumented into the U.S. that they can promise a 100% safe journey. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the use of social media by smugglers is not new but the practice is growing, fueling false hope as […]

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 […]

EPA Says that Private Prison Company Poisoned Immigrants at ICE Facility for a Decade

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility operated by the private prison company GEO Group has been poisoning detained immigrants for nearly a decade. This week, the EPA issued a final report following a seven-month long investigation that revealed the Adelanto Detention Facility in California has […]

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 […]