Saturday, July 2, 2022

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 […]

Supreme Court to Hear Biden’s Appeal of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the Biden Administration’s appeal of lower court decisions, which has prevented the government from ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy approved under former President Trump. The policy instructs asylum seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border to remain in Mexico as they wait for their case […]

Biden Administration Aims to Place Migrants Under House Arrest Instead of Detention Centers

The Biden administration aims to place hundreds of migrants under house arrest in a test program focused on decreasing costs amid raising numbers of crossings at the U.S. – Mexico border. The program is called “Home Curfew” which will take place in Baltimore and Houston. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the program would […]

The Biden Administration to reimpose “Remain in Mexico” Policy

This week, Biden administration officials shared their plan to reimplement the “Remain in Mexico” policy.  They emphasized their commitment to end the program and described their new outline to improve conditions for asylum seekers. The policy stops asylum seekers from entering the U.S. while immigration courts review their case. The main disapproval of the policy […]

In 2021, 557 migrants deaths were recorded in the U.S-Mexico border.

The U.S. Border Patrol has recorded the highest migrant deaths on the U.S. – Mexican border this year. The number of deaths has increased from 254 deaths in 2020 and 300 deaths in 2019, totaling to about 557 deaths in 2021.  According to the U.S. Border Patrol, many of the deaths are linked to heat […]

The Biden administration may soon compensate migrant families separated under Trump

Over 5,600 migrant families who were separated during the Trump administration between 2017 and 2018 may soon receive monetary compensation. The Biden Administration is working on offering the separated families about $450,00 per person.  Many of these families are currently in negotiations with the Department of Justice claiming that the separation traumatized them, especially young […]

Biden Administration Moves to Protect DACA

Today, the Biden administration plans to publish a proposed rule to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. The proposal is especially significant due to a recent decision by the Senate parliamentarian to not […]

According to the International Organization for Migration dozens of children with non-Haitian passports were deported to Haiti

According to the International Organization for Migration, this week dozens of children with non-Haitian passports were sent to Haiti as part of the US government’s massive deportation operation. The U.S. deported a total of 1,424 people to Haiti, more than 170 of them are children, of which 41 hold foreign citizenship. Although their parents may […]

Immigration advocates frustrated with Biden administration as green cards are set to expire

The clock is ticking on more than 100,000 employment-based green cards that the Biden administration could issue before the end of the fiscal year. The green cards, or permanent residency permits, are available for the administration to assign to eligible immigrants but will expire on Sept. 30. Biden’s pro-immigrant rhetoric has contrasted with former President […]

Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico”, arguing that the policy had been dormant for more than a year and that abruptly reinstating it […]