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Op-Ed: The crime against migrant children that Biden needs to repair

More than 5,400 children have been detained and separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration since 2017. Many families remain separated, and the violence of this policy has been comp ...

Santiago Potes Is 1st Latino DACA Recipient To Be Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Santiago Potes is one of the hundreds of thousands of DACA-recipients currently living in the U.S. His parents fled Colombia when he was four years old, traveling with Potes to Miami. Now, Potes, 23, is a graduate of Co ...

Thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive at US-Mexico border as Border Patrol grapples with COVID-19 deaths

The number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has nearly doubled in recent weeks, and smugglers are using riskier tactics to get them across, a top U.S. Border Patrol official says. ...

A federal court just reinstated DACA, and the implications go far beyond immigration

Late Friday afternoon, a federal district judge ordered the Trump administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came ...

How Biden could reverse Trump’s nativist legacy on the border

The border has been the focal point of President Donald Trump’s restrictionist immigration agenda. Beyond erecting more than 400 miles of border wall, he has put up elaborate barriers to asylum and humanitarian protectio ...

Biden pledged to undo Trump’s immigration policies. It will take time.

Yes, Biden will be able to rescind some policies through the stroke of a pen on Day 1. But scores of others face massive hurdles, according to a dozen people on both sides of the issue. A lengthy, cumbersome regulatory p ...

Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Census Bureau experts have uncovered serious flaws in a section of the 2020 head count that potentially affect the enumeration of millions, according to people familiar with the census operations, delaying s ...

US fully restores protections for young immigrants

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nomaan Merchant and Elliot Spagat - December 7, 2020 SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Monday that it fully restored the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childho ...

DHS updates website to indicate DACA program has been restored

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - December 7, 2020 (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security will begin to accept new applications for the Obama-era program shielding undocumen ...

Biden’s desire to stop the border wall could be costly and arduous

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands and Priscilla Alvarez - December 5, 2020 (CNN) President-elect Joe Biden pledged to end construction of his predecessor's signature border wall, but halting the ongoing, mul ...

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