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US Chamber of Commerce comes out in support of bipartisan, bicameral immigration bill

Originally Published in The Hill Alex Gangitano - April 22, 2021 © istock The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday came out in support of bipartisan legislation that would address the immigration crisis at the southern board, which was introduced by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, a ...

NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS NEARLY 500 CASES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ASYLUM-SEEKERS EXPELLED BY BIDEN

Originally Published in The Intercept Ryan Devereaux - April 21, 2021 Human rights organizations and border researchers are calling on the White House to end its use of a sweeping Trump-era law. PRESSURE IS MOUNTING on the Biden administration to end its use of a Trump-era law that stifles asylum access at the southern border, ...

Koch groups call on administration to release all temporary worker visas

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - April 22, 2021 Two groups within conservative mega-donor Charles Koch's political network called on the Biden administration Thursday to release all the temporary worker visas allocated by Congress for fiscal 2021. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary ...

The Senate strongly condemns anti-Asian hate crimes by passing new bill

Originally Published in Vox Li Zhou - April 22, 2021 In a surprisingly bipartisan vote, lawmakers passed legislation to improve hate crime tracking. Young participants are seen holding a placard near NYC City Hall during Stop Asian Hate demonstration to show support to Asian community in New York City. Ryan Rahman/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images The Senate ...

When Will the US End Magdalena Hernández’s Family Separation Nightmare?

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - April 21, 2021 Magdalena Hernández and her granddaughter in Cubulco, Guatemala, in 2019Noah Lanard/Mother Jones In the summer of 2019, Magdalena Hernández Pérez and I were outside her home on the edge of Cubulco, a small city four hours north of Guatemala City. As her grandkids played ...

House Votes to Restrict Future Travel Bans, Moving to Undo Trump’s Legacy

Originally Published in The New York Times Luke Broadwater - April 21, 2021 Representative Judy Chu, Democrat of California, sponsored the bill to bar the White House from instituting expansive travel bans like the one former President Donald J. Trump imposed.Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times The No Ban Act would curb the president’s ...

Opinion: The anti-immigrant sentiments of the America First Caucus should have no place in the GOP

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Henry Olsen - April 22, 2021 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol on Feb. 5. (Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images) The America First Caucus was grounded before it ever took flight. The ideas underlying the effort should be permanently mothballed, too. There’s ...

Editorial: The Biden administration — and Xavier Becerra — must deal better with migrant children

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by The Times Editorial Board - April 22, 2021 Xavier Becerra testifies during a Feb. 24 Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services. (Greg Nash / Associated Press) There is no doubt that President Biden inherited a bureaucratic and humanitarian ...

Why Letting in More Refugees Could Work for President Joe Biden

Originally Published in Time Brian Bennett - April 20, 2021 Honduran parents hold their sleeping boy after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico in Roma, Texas, on President Joe Biden’s job approval rating has hovered around a healthy 53% since he took office. Americans largely approve of his handling of the economy and the pandemic, ...
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