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The Original Sin of America’s Broken Immigration Courts

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - April 28, 2021 A new book reveals how this troubled system began with FDR and wartime paranoia. Trump speaks during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.Matt Dunham/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter ...

Covid on the Border: Migrants Aren’t Tested on Arrival in U.S.

Originally Published in The New York Times Frances Robles and Miriam Jordan - April 28, 2021 The Border Patrol says it has insufficient time and space to conduct coronavirus testing at crowded processing stations. Officials in border cities fear further spread of the virus. Migrants who tested positive for the coronavirus after being released from ...

Opinion: The 2020 Census offers a powerful argument for immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by the Editorial Board - April 29, 2021 Leon Small, originally from Jamaica, holds a U.S. flag in a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP) THE 2020 CENSUS offers a powerful argument for immigration. The United States in the past 10 years saw the slowest population ...

An unusual coalition as Supreme Court rules for immigrant

Originally Published in The Washington Post Mark Sherman - April 29, 2021 WASHINGTON — An unusual coalition of Supreme Court justices joined Thursday to rule in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation in a case that the court said turned on the meaning of the shortest word, “a.” By a 6-3 vote, the court sided ...

Number of children held in Border Patrol facilities drops 84% since peak last month

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - April 30, 2021 (CNN) The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month, according to a White House official, underscoring the significant progress made by the administration after reaching record high custody figures. ...

Gorsuch’s textualism gives immigrant a chance to challenge deportation

Originally Published in CNN Ariane de Vogue - April 29, 2021 (CNN) Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, joined by an unusual alignment of conservative and liberal justices, ruled in favor of a 'nonpermanent resident alien' on Thursday who is seeking to challenge his deportation, arguing that the government had not given him proper notice of ...

Biden will pledge to tackle immigration overhaul in address to Congress, while signaling openness to more targeted deal

Originally Published in The Washington Post Marianna Sotomayor - April 28, 2021 President Biden will recommit himself to overhauling the immigration system Wednesday during his first address to Congress, while signaling openness to Congress passing smaller parts of his agenda that have bipartisan support, including guaranteeing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to ...

Immigration groups launch $50 million effort for citizenship

Originally Published in The Washington Post Alexandra Jaffe - April 28, 2021 WASHINGTON — A coalition of immigration advocacy groups is launching a $50 million effort aimed at defending President Joe Biden on immigration and pressuring lawmakers from both parties to pass a pathway to citizenship. The effort, the details of which were shared first ...

Ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller’s legal group sues Biden administration, alleging racism against white farmers

Originally Published in NBC News Dareh Gregorian - April 28, 2021 A legal group founded by former Trump aide Stephen Miller has filed a lawsuit claiming President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan discriminates against white farmers. "We hold fast to the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr. that Americans 'should not be judged by ...
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