Category: Policy & Enforcement

ICE facility conditions may have contributed to spread of Covid-19, watchdog says

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - May 5, 2021 Washington (CNN) A lack of facial coverings and social distancing may have contributed to repeated Covid-19 transmissions at an ICE facility in Illinois, acc ...

Trump-era policy Biden administration uses to expel migrants faces uncertain future

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands - May 5, 2021 (CNN) President Joe Biden came into office pledging to reverse a slew of Trump-era policies that had restricted immigration to the Unit ...

Biden Administration Begins Process of Reunifying Separated Families

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - May 3, 2021 But the vast majority of eligible parents will remain separated for at least months more. In 2018, three-year-old Jose Jr., ...

Power Up: Biden’s refugee reversal shows perils of immigration issue for him

Originally Published in The Washington Post Jacqueline Alemany - May 4, 2021 The policies ABOUT FACE ON REFUGEES: President Biden reversed course and lifted the annual limit on the number of refugees w ...

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after blowback

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Maegan Vazquez - May 3, 2021 (CNN)The Biden administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year, the White House confirmed, after rece ...

Biden vowed to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, but families are still being separated

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Molly Hennessy-Fiske - May 1, 2021 MATAMOROS, Mexico — Carmen Ochoa’s three children each live in a different country. Two years ago, the cook from Honduras left her 1 ...

First migrant families reunited in ‘beginning’ of larger effort

Originally Published in The Hill Joseph Choi - May 3, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that four families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration wil ...

Biden administration to begin reunifying families separated by Trump ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Originally Published in USA Today Rebecca Morin - May 3, 2021 WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's administration this week will begin reuniting children and parents who were separated by President Donald Trump's "ze ...

I Asked Obama’s Refugee Chief: The US Really Can Handle Both Unaccompanied Kids and More Refugees

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - April 30, 2021 Don’t let the Biden administration tell you otherwise. Young unaccompanied migrants sit inside a play pen in the Department of Homeland Se ...

A Trump-Era Rule Is Still Turning Away Migrants at the Border. El Paso Activists are Marching to Demand Biden End It.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Andrea Guzman - April 30, 2021 “Title 42 is really the root of many of the evils happening at the border.” Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to ...

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