Friday, May 27, 2022

After Growing Up Legally in the U.S. Many Young Adults Now Face Deportation

More than 200,000 children who grew up in the U.S. legally under the protection of their parents’ temporary visas risk losing their legal status when they turn 21. Whether it is because of immigration backlogs, or because they are not eligible, they have been unable to become permanent residents and now face deportation. According to […]

Biden Discusses Immigration with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members

This week, President Biden held a 90-minute meeting at the White House with seven leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and his top aides to discuss immigration. During the meeting, he said the administration would ultimately end Title 42, and asked the members to help him justify his immigration policies in public and in […]

Guest Blogger: Sindy Benavides, CEO of LULAC ‘After SCOTUS Ruling, Puerto Rico Statehood Even More Imperative’

This column was first published on RealClearPolitics  The United States was founded on the premise that taxation without representation is tyranny – not democracy. This week, that basic premise was once again denied to the people of Puerto Rico when the U.S. Supreme Court opted to continue the systemic discrimination of Puerto Ricans (who are American citizens) […]

U.S Supreme Court Leans Towards Upholding “Remain in Mexico” Order

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held a hearing for the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to be heard in court. Some of the Supreme Court’s conservative Justices sided with the Texas lawmakers as well […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Celebrates His Confirmation Anniversary

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, celebrated his one-year confirmation anniversary. Becerra is the first ever Latino to hold this position just as COVID-19 vaccines were first becoming available. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Latinx community at higher rates than other communities. As of last week, the Centers […]

Biden Administration Ends Title 42 Order for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

The Biden Administration partially pulled back a controversial Trump-Era border policy known as “Title 42” after a court ruling last week would’ve forced the administration to restart the expulsion of unaccompanied minors. Title 42 is a public health order that stops migrants from seeking asylum during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Centers for Disease […]

U.S. Immigration Officials Use Smartphone App to Monitor Migrants

During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. officials have been using an expanded smartphone app called “SmartLink” that allows them to track migrants who have been released from detention facilities to ensure that they attend their deportation hearings. Over 125,000 people have been asked to install the application on their phones – which allows immigration officials to […]

The U.S. Can No Longer Deport Migrant Families to Countries Where They Could be Harmed

Last week, a federal court affirmed the government’s authority to expel migrants under the rump-era “Title 42” order but prohibited border officials from deporting families to countries where they might face persecution. Title 42 was first invoked because of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back in March 2020. […]