Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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 […]

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 […]