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San Diego County will provide immigrants with lawyers

Originally Published in The Washington Post Associated Press - May 4, 2021 SAN DIEGO — San Diego County will provide attorneys to immigrants facing deportation proceedings under a pilot program approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The 3-2 vote orders work to begin on a $5 million, one-year pilot program administered through the county’s ...

Trump-era policy Biden administration uses to expel migrants faces uncertain future

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands - May 5, 2021 (CNN) President Joe Biden came into office pledging to reverse a slew of Trump-era policies that had restricted immigration to the United States. But for months, Biden officials have relied on an unprecedented Trump policy put in place at the US southern ...

Editorial: The right way to help migrant families separated under Trump

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by The Times Editorial Board - May 3, 2021 An asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway at a shelter in San Diego in 2018. The Biden administration is devising a system for allowing some parents back into the U.S. to reunite with their children. (Gregory ...

The Overlooked History of Angel Island, Where the U.S. Enforced Rules Designed to Keep Asian Immigrants Out

Originally Published in Time Olivia Waxman and Video by Arpita Aneja - May 3, 2021 For the last year, Russell Jeung, an Asian American Studies Professor at San Francisco State University, has been tracking the rise in discrimination and harassment facing Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. His work on the database Stop AAPI Hate ...

“ENEMY MENTALITY”: MEXICO CRACKS DOWN ON MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS AT ITS SOUTHERN BORDER

Originally Published in The Intercept Sandra Cuffe - May 4, 2021 Driven by U.S. pressure, militarized immigration enforcement continues in southern Mexico. NELSON LEANED A flattened smart TV box against a tree, adjusting it to provide shade for his wife, who was lying down on the sidewalk to rest. It was pushing 100 degrees, hot ...

Biden Administration Begins Process of Reunifying Separated Families

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - May 3, 2021 But the vast majority of eligible parents will remain separated for at least months more. In 2018, three-year-old Jose Jr., from Honduras, is helped by a representative of the Southern Poverty Law Center as he is reunited with his father in Arizona.Ross Franklin/AP Over ...

Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally

Originally Published in The New York Times Luke Broadwater - May 3, 2021 Should bipartisan talks stall, the Senate majority leader is exploring trying to use budget reconciliation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. Migrants who crossed the border into Roma, Texas, last month. President Biden’s immigration plan would provide a pathway to citizenship for ...

Many Families Torn Apart at the Southern Border Face a Long and Uncertain Wait

Originally Published in The New York Times Brent McDonald - May 4, 2021 HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala — In a small village in the Guatemalan highlands, a father smiled into the tiny screen of a cellphone and held up a soccer jersey for the camera, pointing to the name emblazoned on the back: Adelso. In Boca Raton, ...

Power Up: Biden’s refugee reversal shows perils of immigration issue for him

Originally Published in The Washington Post Jacqueline Alemany - May 4, 2021 The policies ABOUT FACE ON REFUGEES: President Biden reversed course and lifted the annual limit on the number of refugees who can be admitted to the U.S. to 62,500 after fierce backlash from Democrats over his previous decision to keep the Trump record-law ...
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