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DHS Is Halting Some Deportations for 100 Days. Now Immigrant Rights Groups Want to End Detention.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - January 21, 2021 “More must be done to create justice for immigrants.” A woman from El Salvador watches as President Joe Biden takes the oa ...

There’s Still Slavery in Mauritania. That Didn’t Stop ICE From Deporting People There on Tuesday.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - January 20, 2021 The flight to Mauritania was one of many deportation flights on Tuesday. Shackles lie on the tarmac as people's belongi ...

What Can Biden Do to Right the Wrongs of Trump’s Draconian Family Separation Policy?

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - January 21, 2021 “What we did to these families was inhumane. We need to do everything we can to make them whole.” On his first day in office, Pr ...

Biden bets big on immigration reform in opening move

Originally Published in The Washington Post Elliot Spagat - January 20, 2021 President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk in front of the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White Hou ...

Biden just changed immigration policy. That doesn’t mean you should expect a new wave of immigration.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Analysis by Margaret E. Peters - January 21, 2021 Potential migrants consider many things when deciding whether to leave home. The Biden administration is targeting the ...

Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

Originally Published in The Washington Post Gisela Salomon, Claudia Torrens and Anita Snow - January 20, 2021 Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch Presiden ...

In one of its last acts, Trump administration tried to deport man to Haiti who has never been there

Originally Published in The Washington Post Arelis R. Hernandez - January 21, 2021 For the second time in his stateless life, Paul Pierrilus faced the possibility this week of being deported to a country he has n ...

2020 Election Facts First Election 101 LIVE TV Edition DHS pauses some deportations for 100 days

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - January 20, 2021 (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security is pausing deportations for 100 days, the department announced late Wednesday, with some exceptions. ...

Biden wants to remove this controversial word from US laws

Originally Published in CNN Catherine E. Shoichet - January 21, 2021 (CNN) It's just one small part of the sweeping immigration overhaul President Biden is pushing.But the symbolic significance is huge. Biden' ...

Trump signs last-minute order shielding Venezuelan migrants from deportation

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Associated Press - January 20, 2021 CARACAS, Venezuela — In his final few hours in office, President Trump signed an order late Tuesday shielding tens of thousands of V ...

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