Monday, May 23, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants, Claims Judiciary Has a Limited Role to Play

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Georgia man who has lived in the U.S. for decades and faces deportation after he checked the wrong box in the driver’s license application. The ruling makes it more difficult for non-citizens facing deportation to get a federal court to review factual determinations made […]

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Migrants on Mexico’s Border Sew Their Mouth Shut to Protest Lack of Entry to the U.S.

On Tuesday, about a dozen migrants trying to enter Mexico’s southern border sewed their mouths shut in an attempt to persuade Mexico’s immigration officials to grant them access so they can travel to the U.S. The migrants, mostly from Central and South America, assisted each other by sealing their lips using a needle and a […]

“A Day Without Immigrants” Campaign Calls on Immigrants to Stop Work, School, and Spending on Feb. 14th to Push for Immigration Reform

February 14th is usually a day that everyone associates with love, hearts, and chocolate. However, a campaign called “A Day Without Immigrants” is looking to use the date to raise awareness about the importance of immigrants and their contributions to this country. The campaign was created by Carlos Eduardo Espina, a Mexican-Uruguayan immigrant studying law […]

U.S. Tests Robotic Patrol Dogs on Mexican Border; Generates Outcry

The U.S. is testing unarmed robotic patrol dogs along the Mexican border that could provide reinforcement for border guards.  This has attracted criticism from domestic rights groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as a “civil liberties disaster.” This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said that its research and development had offered […]

The U.S. Census Bureau Sworn in the First Latino Director

This week, Robert Santos was sworn in as the head of the U.S. Census Bureau, becoming the first Latino director of the nation’s largest statistical agency. Robert Santos, former Chief Methodologist, and Vice President at the Urban Institute became the bureau’s 26th director. In November, the Senate approved Santos, a third-generation Mexican American statistician from […]

Democrats Fight to Include Immigration in ‘Build Back Better’ Bill

Democrats continue to fight to secure protections for undocumented immigrants. Their latest attempt is to include immigration in the “Build Back Better” economic bill, which would expand the U.S. social safety net. Some Democrats have stated that they would not support the economic bill unless immigration is included. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi can only afford […]