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5 Dec 2020

DHS nominee vows administration will roll up sleeves and reform immigration on Day 1

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security spoke to an online immigration business panel Thursday afternoon and promised under his direction the new administration would make bipartisan immigration reform a top priority.
McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security spoke to...
3 Dec 2020

After four years of uncertainty, Minnesota DACA recipients seek more than a return to normal.

What will Joe Biden do for DACA recipients? Minnesota Dreamers might be able to work, study, and travel with a return to 2012 rules. But Rep. Ilhan Omar and others want comprehensive immigration reform.
What will Joe Biden do for DACA recipients? Minnesota Dreamers might be able to work, study, and travel with a return to...
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3 Dec 2020

Federal appeals court rules against the Trump administration’s public charge rule

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance, marking the latest blow against the regulation.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's controversial "public charge"...

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3 Dec 2020

Groups urge patience with DACA future riding on Biden administration, courts

President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who’ve been living in the country for over a decade from deportation.  Some of those immigrants, often known as dreamers, are currently covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created through executive action in 2012 to shield [...]
President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who’ve been living in the...
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1 Dec 2020

Immigration, executive action top Biden preview of first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first 100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first 100 days in office to take action on an...

Biden administration prepares to inherit controversial Trump immigration policies

When President-elect Joe Biden comes into office, he will inherit the Trump administration's restrictionist immigration agenda, which cut access to asylum and has kept migrants in limbo in Mexico while they await humanitarian protection in the US.
When President-elect Joe Biden comes into office, he will inherit the Trump administration's restrictionist immigration...
26 Nov 2020

Immigration advocates celebrate Alejandro Mayorkas as Biden’s pick to run Homeland Security

If confirmed, Mayorkas would become the first immigrant and first Hispanic American to lead the sprawling department, which, among its various responsibilities, oversees the U.S. immigration system and border security.
If confirmed, Mayorkas would become the first immigrant and first Hispanic American to lead the sprawling department,...
24 Nov 2020

Biden plans big changes in immigration system

Nearly 15 years ago, then-Senator Joe Biden voted to fund hundreds of miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico. He was joined by Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other Democrats. One of the first things President-elect Biden said he will do after being sworn in on January 20 is halt the construction of President Donald Trump's
Nearly 15 years ago, then-Senator Joe Biden voted to fund hundreds of miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico....

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17 Nov 2020

Judge says acting DHS secretary appointment unlawful, invalidates DACA suspension

A federal judge ruled on Saturday that acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed, thus invalidating his suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (
A federal judge ruled on Saturday that acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully...
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Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid

Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting applications and renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday.
Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting applications and...
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14 Nov 2020

Biden to Rescind Major Trump-Era Immigration Restrictions through Executive Orders

Joe Biden is planning to overturn various immigration policies enacted by President Trump, in a complete about-face from the current administration's restrictions, CBS News reported on Wednesday.Although the coronavirus pandemic and economic problems will likely occupy Biden once he assumes office
Joe Biden is planning to overturn various immigration policies enacted by President Trump, in a complete about-face from...
14 Nov 2020

Biden Wants Another Crack at Comprehensive Immigration Reform But Activists Are Wary of Past Failures

While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they do not see a large-scale legislative overhaul contained within one bill as a
While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they...
14 Nov 2020

President elect Joe Biden to make some dramatic moves on immigration, including with border wall

Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base. The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall.
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use...

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14 Nov 2020

Trump immigration policies won’t be easy for Biden to reverse

Family separations. The travel ban. The wall. Gutting the asylum and refugee systems. Pushing to abolish DACA.Those policies implemented by President Donald Trump helped define his legacy, fulfilling some of his campaign promises while enraging many Americans and further isolating the U.S. from the world. President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to reverse most of those restrictionist policies, but it could take months, or even many years, to do so.
Family separations. The travel ban. The wall. Gutting the asylum and refugee systems. Pushing to abolish DACA.Those...
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5 Nov 2020

Kristin Urquiza’s Father Died From COVID, Feeling Betrayed by Trump, and Then She Helped Turn Arizona Blue

Urquiza became one of the stars of the convention and then did something under the radar: She got to work on turning her home state of Arizona blue and spoke to Newsweek after helping to accomplish
Urquiza became one of the stars of the convention and then did something under the radar: She got to work on turning her...
31 Oct 2020

House Democrats call Trump’s family separations reckless incompetence and intentional cruelty

House Judiciary Committee released report Tuesday morning on the government’s “zero tolerance” policy that separated thousands of children from their families at the U.S. border.
House Judiciary Committee released report Tuesday morning on the government’s “zero tolerance” policy that...
22 Oct 2020

Activists call for Biden to Bring Immigrants and Immigration into Presidential Debate, Even if NBC and Trump Will not

After the chaotic first debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, much of the focus was on Trump repeatedly interrupting his opponent. But another conversation came
After the chaotic first debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, much of the focus was...
20 Oct 2020

Cornyn defended Trump for siphoning Pentagon budget to pay for border wall, but now claims he was against it

Sen. John Cornyn, trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump as Election Day looms, now says he opposed siphoning off billions from the Pentagon in order to build the border wall, a claim that directly contradicts multiple statements defending that budget maneuver.
Sen. John Cornyn, trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump as Election Day looms, now says he opposed...
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20 Oct 2020

What the Supreme Court’s rulings mean for the 2020 Census and Trump attempt to exclude the undocumented from the count

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court’s order that sought to block the administration’s effort to omit unauthorized immigrants when allocating House seats.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court’s order that sought to block the administration’s effort to...
17 Oct 2020

Trump administration hypes immigration enforcement in key swing state ahead of election

When the idea of erecting billboards of immigration violators initially came up at least a year ago, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn't think much of it. The proposal was considered to be a low priority, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
When the idea of erecting billboards of immigration violators initially came up at least a year ago, US Immigration and...

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15 Oct 2020

DHS warned employees against leaking, urged them to report leakers. The memo leaked immediately.

A top Homeland Security Department official warned all department employees Tuesday that anyone caught leaking "classified, controlled unclassified, and draft information" to "external entities" risks "violating agency policy and potentially federal law," and encouraged
A top Homeland Security Department official warned all department employees Tuesday that anyone caught leaking...
10 Oct 2020

New report on Trump child separation policy makes it clear that cruelty was always the point

In response to feigned surprise over administration actions that result in human suffering and death, critics of the Trump administration have been inclined to respond, “cruelty is the point.” In other words, policy decisions are not made despite consequences for vulnerable people; they are made with the intent to inflict hardship so as to serve administration objectives (e.g., deporting “dreamers” to fend off future illegal immigration). Nowhere is this more evident than in the immoral and un-American child separation policy.
In response to feigned surprise over administration actions that result in human suffering and death, critics of the...
8 Oct 2020

Family separation and the Trump administration’s immigration legacy

More than two years since migrant families were torn apart at the US-Mexico border, disturbing details of what occurred behind the scenes continue to spill into public view -- again putting into focus the policy that came to define the Trump administration's immigration legacy and cement its approach to immigrants.
More than two years since migrant families were torn apart at the US-Mexico border, disturbing details of what occurred...

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8 Oct 2020

How the pandemic has complicated these immigrants’ path to citizenship

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for almost everyone in the United States. But it has also significantly disrupted the efforts of those seeking to become American citizens -- some of whom are eager to vote in the November election. John Yang reports on how COVID-19 has made the already challenging path to citizenship even more difficult.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for almost everyone in the United States. But it has also significantly...
6 Oct 2020

Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

Two former U.S. health officials tell AP that Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the borders against immigrants and asylum seekers over the objections of its scientists
Two former U.S. health officials tell AP that Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease...

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1 Oct 2020

DHS Proposal Could See Misconduct Allegation Records Destroyed, Watchdog Groups Warn

Government watchdog groups are warning the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration that approving a proposal from the Department of Homeland Security seeking to reclassify records as “temporary” could see important documents, including records of alleged misconduct, destroyed.
Government watchdog groups are warning the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration that approving a proposal...
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