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It’s impossible to change anything if we’re unaware of what’s going on -- in our community and across the nation. Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events. UWS is the ONLY dedicated daily source of immigration news. But it’s not enough to be informed. We must take action. Our stories have the power to rewrite the news, to rewrite the history of this country.

Deported Marine veteran, exiled for 12 years, finally wins U.S. citizenship

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Kate Morrissey - January 16, 2021 Roman Sabal, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was deported, in Tijuana in July 2019 before he was denied entry into the United States for a citizenship interview. (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) From the temporary housing in Los Angeles that ...

Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Cindy Carcamo, Andrea Castillo and Molly O'Toole - January 15, 2021 During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to ...

WATCHDOG REPORT ON “ZERO TOLERANCE” LEADS TO CALLS FOR PROSECUTIONS, REPARATIONS

Originally Published in The Intercept Ryan Devereaux - January 15, 2021 The DOJ inspector general’s report, issued Thursday, was silent on the morality of the Trump administration’s family separation policy. WHEN FACED WITH the heart-wrenching accounts of children systematically separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump administration officials routinely relied on the same defense: ...

Waking Up from the American Dream

Originally Published in The New Yorker Karla Cornejo Villavicencio - January 18, 2021 Growing up undocumented, I learned that the price of my innocence was the guilt of my parents. For the undocumented, no amount of achievement can guarantee dignity. Illustration by Valerie Chiang; photograph courtesy the author If you are an undocumented person anywhere in America, some ...

What Biden wants to do on immigration, briefly explained

Originally Published in Vox Cameron Peters - January 16, 2021 Biden’s immigration plan would include a pathway to citizenship. But it could face an uncertain future in Congress. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan for combating the coronavirus and jump-starting the nation’s economy on January 14, in Wilmington, Delaware.Alex Wong/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden ...

Trump’s Final Attempt to Sabotage the Census Has Officially Failed

Originally Published in Slate Mark Joseph Stern - January 15, 2021 President Donald Trump in Harlingen, Texas, on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration’s final attempt to sabotage the census is dead. On Friday, the Justice Department told a federal judge that the Census Bureau would not release data on the number ...

A New Watchdog Report Reveals Just How Obsessed Trump Officials Were With Family Separation

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri and Noah Lanard - January 14, 2021 Jeff Sessions was the driving force behind the policy, but there’s plenty of blame to go around. MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 12, 2018: Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody near McAllen, Texas. The ...

Who is ‘essential’? Food and farm workers left in limbo in vaccine priorities

Originally Published in Politico Ximena Bustillo and Ryan McCrimmon The nation’s food workers, hit hard by Covid-19 infections throughout the crisis, are finding resistance in the race to get vaccinated. The industry is clamoring to prioritize frontline food workers who kept Americans fed throughout the worst of the pandemic even as thousands of them fell ...

Protesters Who Fled Hong Kong Arrive in U.S., Seeking Asylum

Originally Published in The New York Times Michael Forsythe - January 16, 2021 The national security law imposed on Hong Kong last year by the Chinese government has snuffed out many forms of dissent.Credit...Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times Last July, five young men boarded a recreational boat in a remote harbor in ...
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