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Judge temporarily blocks Biden’s plan to halt deportations

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - January 26, 2021 (CNN) A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Biden administration's pause on deportations Tuesday, delivering a blow to one of the administration's first immigration actions. The early defeat, even if temporary, demonstrates the limits of President Joe Biden's executive actions, which are expected to be ...

DOJ Rescinds ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Rule Used For Family Separation

Originally Published in HuffPost Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long - January 26, 2021 The Trump administration used its prosecution policy to split up immigrant families. The Biden administration just rescinded it. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico ...

Justice Department officially rescinds policy that led to family separations

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Evan Perez - January 26, 2021 (CNN) The Justice Department formally rescinded the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" policy that called for the criminal prosecution of adults crossing the border and led to the separation of thousands of families, according to a memo obtained by CNN. The policy was ...

A Texas judge just blocked Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - January 26, 2021 The state of Texas had challenged the policy, claiming that it violates an immigration enforcement agreement brokered in the Trump administration’s waning days. A protest of US immigration detention policies outside a border crossing in El Paso, Texas, on July 12, 2019. Luke Montavon/AFP via Getty Images ...

Biden admin pauses deportations for 100 days, suspends “remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers

Originally Published in Salon Julián Aguilar - January 26, 2021 Biden also signed executive orders rolling back additional Trump-era immigration policies Immigrants and activists protest to demand that the Department of Homeland Security extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 195,000 Salvadorans, January 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Andrew Caballero Reynolds) This article originally ...

Veteran activists campaign for Biden’s immigration reform

Originally Published in The Washington Post Anita Snow and Manuel Valdes - January 25, 2021 RENTON, Wash. — Immigrant rights activists energized by a new Democratic administration and majorities on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a fresh political battle to push through a proposed bill from President Joe Biden that would open a pathway ...

Biden must fight for immigration reform like never before. Until I see that, consider me a skeptic.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Julio Ricardo Varela - January 25, 2021 Julio Ricardo Varela is co-host of the “In The Thick” podcast and founder of Latino Rebels. When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, I can’t stop thinking that President Biden might be 12 years too late. The U.S. Citizenship Act ...

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden’s hands on immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Elliot Spagat - January 25, 2021 SAN DIEGO — During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agreements say Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana ...

‘Dreamers,’ DACA and Biden’s First Try on Immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Laura Litvan and Erik Larson - January 25, 2021 The young immigrants known in the U.S. as Dreamers, and the federal program known as DACA that was designed to protect them from deportation, have dominated the fraught debate over immigration reform in Washington for the better part of a ...
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