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DHS launching new operation to stop human smuggling groups at southern border

Originally Published in NBC News Julia Ainsley - April 27, 2021 Troy Miller, acting commissioner of CBP, said his agency has rescued 4,766 migrants along the border since October who were abandoned by smugglers. WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security is launching a new operation to target transnational criminal organizations that smuggle immigrants across ...

The lesson from the census: The GOP may have shot itself in the foot

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Jennifer Rubin - April 27, 2021 The census reapportionment numbers are to politics what the NFL Draft is to football fans. There is endless fodder for speculation and second-guessing in both, and what is obvious after the fact is not necessarily apparent when decisions are made. As ...

Editorial: The No Ban Act would limit the power of future President Trumps

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by The Times Editorial Board - April 26, 2021 Protesters demonstrate at Los Angeles International Airport in 2017 after President Trump banned people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The No Ban Act would curtail a future president from adopting a similar policy and ...

Op-Ed: The two girls were tossed over a border wall. Their perilous journey made me relive my own

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Alberto Ledesma - April 26, 2021 (Alberto Ledesma) Alberto Ledesma is the author of “Diary of A Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life.” ...

Op-Ed: Kamala Harris’ border mission should be a Mexico mission too

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Andrés Martinez - April 26, 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris (Evan Vucci / Associated Press ) The Biden administration should avoid the Trump-era mistake of reducing the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico relationship to the single issue of immigration. The administration has made Vice President Kamala Harris its ...

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Originally Published in NPR Pam Fessler - April 26, 2021 Several residents of the Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria, Va., briefly had a campaign asking the landlord to "cancel" rent during the pandemic. Tyrone Turner/WAMU The Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria, Va., —right outside Washington, D.C.,—is like a city. It has five massive high-rise ...

Texas, Stephen Miller sue to force deportation of children, other migrants due to pandemic

Originally Published in The Hill Rebecca Beitsch - April 22, 2021 The state of Texas, with assistance by former President Trump aide Stephen Miller, filed another suit challenging President Biden’s immigration policies on Thursday, turning to the courts to force the administration to expel all migrants using a law that allows swift deportation in the name ...

Juan Williams: A breakthrough on immigration?

Originally Published in The Hill Opinion by Juan Williams - April 26, 2021 Here’s an idea. You are likely to hear it from President Biden this week when he speaks to a joint session of Congress. Biden will tell Congress that immigration reform is free money for the American economy. How? Citizenship for millions of ...

Supreme Court rebuffs GOP bid to revive Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule

Originally Published in The Hill John Kruzel and Harper Neidig - April 26, 2021 The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a bid by Republican state attorneys general to revive former President Trump's "public charge" rule. The rule, which the Biden administration formally rescinded last month, tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency. A group ...
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