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Overcrowded Border Jails Give Way to Packed Migrant Child Shelters

Originally Published in The New York Times Eileen Sullivan, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Luke Broadwater - May 7, 2021 Federal documents indicate that while the Biden administration has cleared migrant children from border detention centers, now shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services are strained. Children waiting for processing by Border Patrol agents ...

Do Restrictions on H-1B Visas Create American Jobs?

Originally Published in The New York Times Youyou Zhou - May 8, 2021 Demand for the visas has increased despite Trump administration policies that made them less likely to be approved. Credit...Illustration by The New York Times; Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times There are millions fewer jobs in the United States than there ...

Immigration Courts Aren’t Real Courts. Time to Change That.

Originally Published in The New York Times Opinion by The Editorial Board - May 8, 2021 Credit...Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by eldadcarin/Getty Images The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. President Biden ...

A blinking light ahead: Slowing population growth raises questions about America as a land with unlimited horizons

Originally Published in The Washington Post Dan Balz - May 9, 2021 People walk through a corridor near the Federal Triangle Metro station in D.C. on April 22. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) For generations, Americans have thought of themselves as part of a dynamic, innovative and ever-expanding country, with an almost limitless horizon. In recent ...

State Department announces winners of Diversity Visa Program

Originally Published in CNN Kelly Mena - May 8, 2021 (CNN) The State Department on Saturday announced the winners of the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as "The Green Card Lottery." The program benefits upwards of 55,000 people per year, allowing winners to apply for visas from countries with lower levels of immigration to ...

As Biden Shifts On Immigration, Some Advocates See Him Giving Up Without A Fight

Originally Published in NPR Franco Ordoñez - May 7, 2021 President Biden rolled out a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration system on his first day in office. But on Day 100, he shifted to talk about a more targeted, pragmatic approach. It left some advocates feeling abandoned. "He said in his speech ... 'Oh, ...

ICE SUBVERTING BIDEN’S PRIORITIES FOR DETENTION AND DEPORTATION

Originally Published The Intercept John Washington - May 7, 2021 A new report sheds light on how, despite orders from the Biden administration to narrow its immigration enforcement, ICE is still casting a wide net. ON THE FIRST day of Joe Biden’s presidency, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo ...

Biden to withdraw Trump rule collecting DNA from immigrants, citizen sponsors

Originally Published in The Hill Rebecca Beitsch - May 7, 2021 The Biden administration plans to withdraw a Trump-era proposal that would have greatly expanded the biometric data collected from immigrants, quashing a policy that would have allowed the government to demand eye scans, DNA and other data from those seeking to come to the ...

“I Longed for That Hug”: A Mother Reunites With Her Sons Four Years After Being Separated at the Border

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - May 6, 2021 Watch their emotional reunion. Australian Broadcasting Corporation The last time Keldy Mabel Gonzáles Brebe de Zúniga hugged her sons Erik and Mino, they were 13 and 15 years old and seemed “so little” to her. Tuesday night, she reunited with them in Philadelphia, almost ...
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