Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Vice President Harris Makes her First Visit to the Southern Border

Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Southern border in El Paso, Texas to see a migrant processing center following the criticism she received for not visiting the US- Mexico border. The Vice President toured the El Paso Central Processing Center, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility and spoke with 5 young girls […]

DACA Recipients, Families, and Advocates Push for Permanent Immigration Status

Both, local and national immigrant rights groups made a promise to mark the 9th anniversary of the   Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program benefiting thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children. These young people who benefit from the program might not celebrate DACA’s 10th year anniversary. Adonais Arevalo, Director of Poder […]

Latino lawmakers in California rebuke Harris for saying ‘do not come’ to migrants

Vice President Harris triggered blowback on the left this week for saying “do not come” to Latin American people thinking about migrating to the United States. Critics say that Harris was discouraging lawful migration. The California Latino Legislative Caucus released a statement saying, “seeking asylum in the United States is not only legal but a […]

Vice President Harris Defends to Not Visit The Border

In an interview earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris defended her decision not to visit the U.S.- Mexico border despite the humanitarian crisis. She said that her focus on the root causes of migration is the key to stemming the flow of undocumented immigrants. During the interview she stated, “We have to understand that […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants with Temporary Status

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are not eligible to apply for a green card. Justice Elena Kagan wrote that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country undocumented and have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from becoming permanent residents. The designation […]

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 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’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 […]

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, […]