Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Announces Government Strategy to Encourage U.S. Citizenship

According to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official, the Biden administration is introducing an effort to encourage eligible immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship. The effort comes from one of President Biden’s early executive orders that called on federal agencies to develop “welcoming strategies that promote integration, inclusion, and citizenship.” An official further stated, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Human Smugglers Use Facebook to Reach Migrants and Spread False Hope of Reaching the U.S.

Human smugglers are openly advertising their services on Facebook while falsely telling Central Americans interested in crossing undocumented into the U.S. that they can promise a 100% safe journey. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the use of social media by smugglers is not new but the practice is growing, fueling false hope as […]

Biden Commits to Ease Border Surge as Republicans Sense a Political Opening

Biden pledges to take new steps to ease a surge of child migrants at the southern border as the White House parries Republican attacks over a humanitarian challenge that threatens his start as president. President Biden said earlier this week that the administration planned to rebuild a system that allows potential child migrants to seek […]

Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Ban; Jeopardizing DACA Recipient

Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s fate hangs in balance, caught between deportation and a judge’s decision to block Biden’s deportation ban. The former DACA recipient’s deportation to Honduras early this week had been stopped by President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Maradiaga was transferred from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Los Angeles […]

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

Senate Democrats introduced legislation to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans in the U.S., stating that the decisions taken by former President Trump on his last day in office to protect Venezuelans from deportation fell short. Senator Bob Menendez stated, “After four years of empty promises and deceit, nobody believes Donald Trump had an […]