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It’s impossible to change anything if we’re unaware of what’s going on -- in our community and across the nation. Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events. UWS is the ONLY dedicated daily source of immigration news. But it’s not enough to be informed. We must take action. Our stories have the power to rewrite the news, to rewrite the history of this country.

Editorial: Congress has to seize the moment Biden has given it to fix immigration

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times The Times Editorial Board - January 21, 2021 Amid his first wave of actions after his inauguration Wednesday, President Biden took direct aim at the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system by rescinding some of the Trump administration’s more extreme approaches to enforcement and pushing Congress to finally adopt comprehensive ...

Was the Latest Family Separation Report a Whitewash?

Originally Published in Slate Ankush Khardori - January 21, 2021 Volunteers from Families Belong Together build and fill a chainlink cage with about 600 teddy bears “representing the children still separated as a result of U.S. immigration policies” on the National Mall in Washington on Nov. 16.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Last week, Michael Horowitz, the Justice ...

Can Biden Finally Fix America’s Broken Immigration System?

Originally Published in The New York Times Opinion by Spencer Bokat-Lindell - January 21, 2021 He called part of Obama’s legacy “a big mistake.” Here’s how he plans to remedy it. Credit...Illustration by The New York Times; photographs by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times, Adriana Zehbrauskas and Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times ...

Biden’s bold immigration plan would really put America first

Originally Published in The Washington Post The Editorial Board - January 21, 2021 A woman wearing a Statue of Liberty costume waves on Wednesday in D.C. (Paula Bronstein/For The Washington Post) PRESIDENT BIDEN has served notice that his ambitious immigration plan is in the first rank of his priorities. Some of his program will be ...

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. This country needs a good hit of it.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by George F. Will - January 22, 2021 Immigration, a wit has said, is the sincerest form of flattery. This dispirited nation needs some of that, so President Biden has wisely made immigration reform his initial legislative proposal. The nation also needs a healthy opposition party, and the ...

Biden inherits border chaos from Trump but begets uncertainty and false hope

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Molly O'Toole - January 20, 2021 TIJUANA —  The morning sunlight streamed undisturbed over the concrete expanse known as El Chaparral, one of the busiest border crossings in the world, days before the inauguration of President Biden. Taxi drivers chatted idly. A few people hovered around the silent turnstiles that ...

Biden orders Cabinet to preserve DACA

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Associated Press - January 20, 2021 President Biden will order his Cabinet to work to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has shielded hundreds of thousands of people who came to the country as young children from deportation since it was introduced in 2012. President ...

Review: ‘No Man’s Land’: An immigration tale told with empathy and humanity

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Michael Ordoña - January 21, 2021 The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health ...

Opinion: If Biden gets Congress to act on immigration reform, he’ll be a miracle worker

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Opinion by Scott Martelle - January 19, 2021 The devil will be in the details, of course, but President-elect Biden’s plan to place immigration reform near the top of his to-do list is a welcome step because it directly addresses a thorny political issue and immediately repudiates the ...
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