Sunday, July 21, 2024

Biden Administration’s New Immigration Policy Reduces Migrant Asylum at the Border

The Biden administration’s new immigration policy has reduced the number of migrants allowed to apply for asylum at the southern border. Since the start of “asylum ineligibility,” only 46% of single adult migrants who crossed the border have been allowed to claim asylum, compared to 83% from 2014 to 2019. In a lawsuit led by […]

Biden Administration Allows Over 300,000 Immigrants Temporary Legal Status

The U.S. government announced the extension of the temporary legal status of more than 300,000 immigrants whose deportation protections and work permits were targeted by the Trump administration. The Biden administration will allow roughly 337,000 immigrants to legally continue living and working in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program. The 1990 law authorizing […]

Millions of People Are Leaving their Homes and Migrating to the U.S.

Millions of people are leaving Latin America and migrating toward the U.S. in numbers not seen in decades. The pandemic, recessions in the region, unemployment rates hitting decades high, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering a spike in food prices, and violence have led to powerful campaigns encouraging people to migrate to the U.S. This accumulation […]

Title 42 Set to End, Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas is ‘Not Worried’

Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, said the administration is ready to end Title 42 amidst the arrest of hundreds of migrants at the southern U.S. border. Mayorkas visited the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to reinforce the Biden administration’s plans to stop using Title 42, a pandemic-era restriction that expelled migrants immediately without an asylum […]

The Biden Administration Takes Control of the U.S. Border Since Congress is Absent on Immigration Reform

Since Congress hasn’t passed any significant legislation on immigration, the Biden Administration is about to change the way migration is handled at the border. The Administration will stop using Title 42, the policy that was put in place during the pandemic, and will go back to using Title 8. The law is the nation’s immigration […]

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Granddaughter of the Late Cesar Chavez, Set to be President Biden’s Campaign Manager

President Joe Biden plans to have Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of the most prominent Latinas in the administration, as his 2024 re-election campaign manager. Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, is a senior advisor to the president and director of the White House of Intergovernmental Affairs. “It makes sense to […]

Latino Communities Affected by Soot Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal on January 6 to strengthen annual standards for delicate particulate matter, commonly known as soot. Despite overwhelming evidence that more substantial limits are necessary to mitigate soot pollution, the EPA has changed standards from 12 ug/m3 to 9 and 10 ug/m3. Decades of soot pollution have been […]

Biden Administration Proposes New Census to Help Identify Latinos and Hispanics

The Biden Administration is working on updating census forms to update how it identifies Americans’ race and ethnicity for official use. The administration is collecting publican feedback on its Jan. 27 proposal to change the choice for people who identify as Hispanic or Latino or a version of those. For the next census in 2030, […]

Biden Sees Pushback Towards New Immigration Policy that Restricts Illegal Border Crossings

President Biden recently announced new immigration restrictions to address one of his administration’s most politically vulnerable issues in immigration control while the nation’s focus is on the Republican disarray in the House. The restrictions will expand Biden’s authority to grant legal entry to tens of thousands of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, and Haitians into the country […]

Asylum Seeker Numbers Increase Under Biden Administration

A year under the Biden administration’s adjustments to the asylum process, the number of people granted asylum in immigration courts hit a historic high. The number of people granted asylum rose from 8,495 in the fiscal year 2021 to 23,686 in the fiscal year 2022, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, […]