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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.

Becerra’s cautious border play rankles White House

Originally Published in Politico Adam Cancryn - May 10, 2021 HHS chief brings a more cautious approach to immigration policy during what some see as an all-hands-on-deck moment. For all his decades of work on immigration issues, current HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has appeared eager to avoid getting bogged down on it now. | AP ...

Cardona opens emergency grants to undocumented and international college students

Originally Published in The Washington Post Danielle Douglas-Gabriel - May 11, 2021 Education secretary lifts controversial ban on pandemic relief grants imposed by his predecessor, Betsy DeVos Education Secretary Miguel Cardona delivers remarks in a Friday video address to graduating University of Connecticut students at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. (Peter Morenus/University ...

Migrant Children Held In Mass Shelters With Little Oversight

Originally Published in HuffPost Garance Burke, Juliette Linderman and Martha Mendoza - May 11, 2021 The federal government is housing around 21,000 unaccompanied immigrant kids, from toddlers to teens, the Associated Press found. The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated ...

Editorial: Declining U.S. birth rate adds urgency to the need for smart immigration reform

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by The Times Editorial Board - May 10, 2021 Fewer babies were born in the U.S. in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic helped drive down the birth rate for the sixth year in a row. (Oksana Vashchuk / Oksana ) The recent announcement that the U.S. birth rate ...

Exclusive: Pro-Biden group launches family reunification campaign

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - May 10, 2021 © Courtesy Building Back Together A political advocacy group created to support President Biden in March on Monday launched a new video designed to tout the administration's policy of reuniting families separated by immigration enforcement. The group, Building Back Together (BBT), whose mission is ...

Biden finally raised the refugee cap. Now comes the hard part.

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - May 10, 2021 The US might not come close to resettling 62,500 refugees in 2021. Asafu Alamaya, an 80-year-old blind woman who fled the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia, sits in her makeshift shelter at a refugee camp in Sudan on December 12, 2020. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images After months ...

Before He Was the Bane of Immigrants, Joe Arpaio Was an Immigrant’s Son

Originally Published in The Daily Beast Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block - May 10, 2021 EXCERPT Joshua Lott/Getty The child of an Italian American grocer, Arpaio spent much of his life chasing drug dealers for the U.S. government, foreshadowing his terror-inducing reign in Arizona. Authors’ note: Joe Arpaio, the man once known as America’s ...

A Mother’s Hug

Originally Published by The New York Times Opinion by Jorge Ramos - May 7, 2021 Credit...Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Yujiro Tada/Getty Images Jorge Ramos is a contributing Opinion writer and an anchor for the Univision network. He has written several books on Latin American immigration to the United States. MEXICO CITY ...

‘Will I Recognize You?’ She Traveled 2,500 Miles to Reach Her Mother.

Originally Published in The New York Times Miriam Jordan - May 9, 2021 Migrant children are crossing the southwestern border by the thousands each week. They are often rejoining parents who immigrated to the United States years ago. LOS ANGELES — Ana Paredes paced back and forth in anxious anticipation, her eyes on the escalator ...
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