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Trump to block migrants and asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

On Wednesday, Trump announced the United States and Canada will suspend non-essential travel between the two countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Refugee admissions to the US temporarily suspended Priscilla Alvarez byline

"The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program coordinates refugee arrivals with its international humanitarian implementing partners, IOM and UNHCR," the spokesperson said in a statement. "The temporary suspension of resettlement ...

US Citizenship and Immigration suspends in-person immigration services

Offices across the San Francisco Bay area closed to the public on Tuesday, following the public health order requiring most residents to remain in place. "If you want to get this thing fixed, if you want to stop the viru ...

Homeless families suffer the most under ‘public charge’ rule

This policy will do nothing but harm, but maybe that’s the point. At the end of the day, these families are not going anywhere. Dolores and Alex are here. Increasing their unnecessary suffering will only make us all wors ...

Biden commits to moratorium on deportations of immigrants

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also say immigrants in the country illegally must feel safe to seek testing and treatment for the coronavirus. ...

For years, Bernie Sanders warned that increased immigration would lower the wages of U.S. workers. Now he barely mentions it.

“I voted unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence,” then-Sen. Biden (D-Del.) told a South Carolina Rotary Club in 2006. “People are driving across that border with tons, tons ...

Trump is hiking up the price to become an American. It’s callous harassment.

The administration defends some of the new fees as innocuous moves to stay abreast of inflation. In fact, the hikes in many cases — such as the 800 percent price increase for deportation appeals — are multiples higher th ...

Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful

The policy returns a vulnerable population “to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened,” a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief. ...

As Supreme Court Mulls Dreamers, Kushner Revives Immigration Plan

The president’s son-in-law is hoping that a looming ruling will spur interest in his proposal, which is similar to one he tried to push last year. ...

With No Braille Option, a Blind Man Failed His Citizenship Exam

Lucio Delgado said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did not deliver the Braille reading test he had requested. He may get another chance next week. ...

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