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Undocumented immigrant has burden of proof to challenge deportation order, Supreme Court rules

Originally Published in CNN Ariane de Vogue - March 4, 2021 The Supreme Court ruled against an undocumented immigrant on Thursday who has been living in the United States for more than 25 years but faces deportation because of a misdemeanor conviction in state court. In a 5-3 opinion, penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the ...

Undocumented Students Face Big Challenges With Remote Learning

Originally Published in NPR Kavitha Cardoza - March 4, 2021 Berta Romero, is a counselor at Mary Harris Mother Jones elementary school in Prince George's County, a suburb of Washington, D.C. It's a position that was created before the pandemic, to help undocumented children adjust to school. She hears awful stories from children about their ...

Justices raise bar for noncitizens to challenge removal from US after conviction

Originally Published in The Hill John Kruzel - March 4, 2021 Just In... FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January CYBERSECURITY — 11M 52S AGO Cuomo advisers altered COVID-19 nursing homes report: WSJ STATE WATCH — 17M 19S AGO Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters NATIONAL SECURITY — ...

Republicans are trying to exchange a minimum wage hike for a crackdown on undocumented workers

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - March 3, 2021 Their proposal would mandate E-Verify nationwide — but it would likely just drive more undocumented immigrants to work off the books. Marilyu Vargas, center, joins other demonstrators outside a UPS facility in Chicago, Illinois, on April 7, 2010, to protest the firing of workers due ...

Biden Might Reopen a Child Migrant Shelter With a Troubling Past of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - March 4, 2021 Children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.Wilfredo Lee/AP On June 28, 2019, then-Sen. Kamala Harris visited the Homestead temporary shelter for migrant children in South Florida. The facility had been in the news following shocking allegations ...

Deported Veterans to Biden: Bring Us Home!

Originally Published in The Daily Beast Jennifer Martinez-Medina - March 4, 2021 Dozens of people who served the U.S. were tossed out between 2013 and 2018. They want to be included in Biden’s immigration reform. Ivan Ocon thought he would be headed back to civilian life as a U.S. citizen after serving the U.S. Army ...

Migrants in Deadly Crash Had Crossed Through Border Wall, Officials Say

Originally Published in The New York Times Miriam Jordan - March 3, 2021 The Border Patrol said two S.U.V.s packed with people apparently crossed through a breach in the wall. One vehicle went on to collide with a tractor-trailer rig, killing 13 migrants. Thirteen people were killed this week in a traffic collision in a ...

Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

Originally Published in The Washington Post The Associated Press - March 4, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion for a 5-3 conservative majority that ruled against a Mexican citizen who entered ...

Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs

Originally Published in The Washington Post Maria Sacchetti, Nick Miroff and Silvia Foster-Frau - March 4, 2021 Immigrant activists and community members participate in a rally in Washington on Feb. 3. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The Biden administration is preparing to convert its immigrant family detention centers in South Texas into Ellis Island-style rapid-processing hubs that will ...
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