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Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy

Originally Published in NPR Jaclyn Diaz - January 21, 2021 Migrants are greeted by Taylor Levy (center), a local immigration attorney, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in April 2020 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. People seeking asylum were enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols program, better known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy. The ...

Tech companies hail Biden’s day one immigration action

Originally Published in The Hill Rebecca Klar - January 21, 2021 Silicon Valley cheered President Biden’s executive action on immigration reform on his first day in office, marking a stark contrast with their criticism of the Trump administration's hard-line policies. Biden signed two executive orders and sent a sweeping immigration bill to Congress on Wednesday, earning ...

Biden is already rolling back Trump’s immigration legacy

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - January 20, 2021 The president is planning six executive actions on his first day in office. By Nicole Narea@nicolenarea Jan 20, 2021, 5:00pm EST President Joe Biden signs documents after his inauguration ceremony.Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/AP On his first day in office Wednesday, President Joe Biden is signing several ...

Biden is starting to roll back Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - January 20, 2021 Migrants arriving on the border will no longer be sent back to Mexico to await hearings. By Nicole Narea@nicolenarea Jan 20, 2021, 10:00pm EST Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options People ...

DHS Is Halting Some Deportations for 100 Days. Now Immigrant Rights Groups Want to End Detention.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - January 21, 2021 “More must be done to create justice for immigrants.” A woman from El Salvador watches as President Joe Biden takes the oath of office.Kathy Willens/AP On Tuesday night, the acting Department of Homeland Security secretaryDavid Pekoske signed a memorandum implementing a 100-day moratorium on certain ...

There’s Still Slavery in Mauritania. That Didn’t Stop ICE From Deporting People There on Tuesday.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - January 20, 2021 The flight to Mauritania was one of many deportation flights on Tuesday. Shackles lie on the tarmac as people's belongings are loaded onto a plane for a deportation flight to El Salvador in 2018.David J. Phillip/AP On the final full day of the Trump ...

What Can Biden Do to Right the Wrongs of Trump’s Draconian Family Separation Policy?

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - January 21, 2021 “What we did to these families was inhumane. We need to do everything we can to make them whole.” On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed four executive ordersundoing several of the Trump administration’s most draconian immigration policies, including ending the notorious ...

Biden bets big on immigration reform in opening move

Originally Published in The Washington Post Elliot Spagat - January 20, 2021 President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk in front of the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool) (Associated Press) SAN DIEGO — ...

Biden just changed immigration policy. That doesn’t mean you should expect a new wave of immigration.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Analysis by Margaret E. Peters - January 21, 2021 Potential migrants consider many things when deciding whether to leave home. The Biden administration is targeting them with relevant information. Yareli Adan stands in front of a mural in New York on Friday. Adan is applying to the Deferred Action ...
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