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Op-Ed: How to reverse Trump’s immigration disasters — even without Congress

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by Nicole Hallett - December 2, 2020 Of all the promises Donald Trump made during the 2016 campaign, his pledge to crack down on immigration is the one he has come closest to keeping. Since the beginning, the Trump administration has taken a sledgehammer to immigration policy. ...

Judge rules immigrants must make court appearance within 10 days of being detained

Originally Published in The Hill Jordan Williams - December 2, 2020 © Getty Images A federal judge in New York has ruled that immigrants must make a court appearance within 10 days of being detained. The ruling is the first of its kind establishing standards to curb Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) practice of detaining immigrants indefinitely, according ...

What the Future Holds for Undocumented Immigrants

Originally Published in The New York Times Opinion by Héctor Tobar - December 1, 2020 Credit...Mark Lennihan/Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Donald Trump will soon be gone from the White House. But in the millions of homes where Latino immigrants live, the questions that have dominated the past four years will not soon go away: ...

The Technology 202: ACLU sues DHS over purchase of cellphone location data used to track immigrants

Originally Published in The Washington Post Cat Zakrzewski and Tonya Riley - December 2, 2020 The American Civil Liberties Union is suing federal authorities over their alleged use of cellphone location data — particularly in immigration enforcement. The nonprofit organization today filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Biden vows to ‘restore and defend’ legal immigration, reversing Trump administration visa policies

Originally Published in The Washington Post Abigail Hauslohner - December 2, 2020 There were executive orders. Presidential proclamations. New rules and regulations. Policy memos. New agency guidance. Immigration experts say that in his four years in office, President Trump fundamentally altered the system through which foreign nationals can obtain visas to come to the United ...

Biden plans to spurn Trump immigration restrictions, but risk of new border crisis looms

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti - December 2, 2020 Pedro Jimenez, 35, fleeing violence in Honduras, tries to climb the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Dec. 1, 2018, in an effort to seek asylum for himself and his 10-year-old son. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) President-elect Joe Biden will ...

Supreme Court casts doubt on Trump’s bid to exclude from census immigrants in U.S. illegally

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times David G. Savage - November 30, 2020 WASHINGTON —  President Trump’s plan to exclude millions of immigrants in the country illegally from the 2020 census count appeared to fizzle at the Supreme Court on Monday. California officials feared that Trump’s policy, if put into effect in the last weeks of ...

Editorial: The Supreme Court should reject Trump’s cynical attacks on the census

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times The Times Editorial Board - December 1, 2020 The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday over the Trump administration’s efforts to exclude people living in the country illegally from counts used to determine how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated ...

These Visa Recipients Are Stuck in the US And Demanding Their Rights

Originally Published in The Nation Noah Flora - December 1, 2020 J-1 recipients say the visa program is as an unregulated pipeline for temporary migrant labor that props up the US hospitality industry. Many J-1 visa recipients from the Philippines arrived in the United States with degrees in hospitality management, expecting to be trained as ...
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