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Some immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, lose homes

Originally Published in The Washington Post Claudia Torrens - May 4, 2021 Lucio Lopez, left, talks with friends as he stands in a tent that is part of a homeless encampment in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Unemployment among Hispanic immigrants has doubled in the U.S., going from 4.8% in ...

Nearly 6,000 undocumented immigrants apprehended daily at US-Mexico border in April

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - May 3, 2021 Central American asylum seekers are detained by the the U.S. Border Patrol after they crossed into the United States from Mexico on April 29, 2021 near Yuma, Arizona. (CNN) After a spike in apprehensions of undocumented immigrants at the US-Mexico border in March raised alarms and ...

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after blowback

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Maegan Vazquez - May 3, 2021 (CNN)The Biden administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year, the White House confirmed, after receiving swift criticism last month when President Joe Biden kept the lower Trump-era cap in place. "I am revising the United States' annual ...

Opinion: Immigration alarmists need to learn a little history and humility

Originally Published in The Washington Post Letter to the Editor - April 30, 2021 The April 24 front-page article “Cruz keeps faith with right-wing Tex. group” quoted a founder of that group as saying about present-day immigration, “Imagine flooding a place with foreign peoples to the point that the native population will become a minority. ...

Biden vowed to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, but families are still being separated

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Molly Hennessy-Fiske - May 1, 2021 MATAMOROS, Mexico — Carmen Ochoa’s three children each live in a different country. Two years ago, the cook from Honduras left her 10-year-old daughter, Greyvy, with her mother in their native land, where her husband, a police officer, was killed in 2008. ...

First migrant families reunited in ‘beginning’ of larger effort

Originally Published in The Hill Joseph Choi - May 3, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that four families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration will be reunited this week in the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said these reunions were “just the beginning” of a ...

Biden administration to begin reunifying families separated by Trump ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Originally Published in USA Today Rebecca Morin - May 3, 2021 WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's administration this week will begin reuniting children and parents who were separated by President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, the Department of Homeland Security announced Sunday evening. “The Family Reunification Task Force has been working day and night, across ...

Immigrant workers are essential to America’s future — and we need a new paradigm for justice

Originally Published in Salon Marielena Hincapié - May 1, 2021 Beyond a pathway to citizenship: True justice for immigrants will help everyone, and build a better country You probably haven't heard of Saul Sanchez. But you know his story. It's been told millions of times in the history of the United States, with endless variations ...

I Asked Obama’s Refugee Chief: The US Really Can Handle Both Unaccompanied Kids and More Refugees

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - April 30, 2021 Don’t let the Biden administration tell you otherwise. Young unaccompanied migrants sit inside a play pen in the Department of Homeland Security holding facility in Donna, Texas in March. Dario Lopez-Mills/Getty “We have the experience and the expertise to process 125,000 refugees per year—easily,” ...
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