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CA man whose brother was killed by illegal immigrant sends message to Biden

Originally Published in Fox News Nicolas Lanum - April 9, 2021 A California man whose brother was killed by an illegal immigrant slammed the Biden administration for refusing to admit that there is a crisis at the southern border and said the situation is getting worse by the minute. "If it walks like a duck, ...

Ninth Circuit court blocks Republican-led states from reviving ‘public charge’ rule

Originally Published in the San Francisco Chronicle Bob Egelko - April 12, 2021 Over a conservative judge’s angry dissent, a federal appeals court refused Thursday to let a group of Republican-led states try to revive a Trump administration rule that denied legal status and work permits to noncitizens who accept public benefits, such as food ...

I’m an American citizen, essential worker and mother of two. Why was my husband deported?

Originally Published in USA Today Opinion by Anne Valentin Saint Brave - April 9, 2021 On Dec. 17, 2019, my husband, Rodner, and I went to our local Immigration and Customs Enforcement office with our attorney for a routine check-in, a requirement of his pending green card. About an hour later, my lawyer emerged and ...

Biden sets immigration priorities in funding plan: resettling refugees and housing migrant children

Originally Published in CBS News Camilo Montoya-Galvez - April 9, 2020 In his first funding request to Congress, President Biden outlined a starkly different set of immigration policy priorities than his predecessor, asking for billions to resettle refugees, house migrant children, speed up U.S. citizenship petitions and process asylum-seekers along the southern border. The White ...

Policy changes help drive US migrant crossings to new highs

Originally Published in ABC News Elliot Spagat - April 9, 2021 Paying a smuggler, Edgar Mejia could afford to take only one child with him to the United States. He chose his 3-year-old “warrior” son, leaving his 7- and 12-year-olds with their mother in Honduras. “Pitifully, I had use him like a passport to get ...

Pomona Fairplex to house unaccompanied minors arriving at U.S.-Mexico border

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times City News Service - April 9, 2021 The Pomona Fairplex will house unaccompanied minors who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Jesse Goddard / For The Times) Pomona Fairplex will serve as an emergency intake site to temporarily house unaccompanied minors arriving at U.S.-Mexico border, Los Angeles County Board ...

How Kamala Harris can find the solution for the migration crisis

Originally Published in The Hill Opinion by Carolyn Patty Blum - April 9, 2021 © Getty Images Fifteen years ago, I was trying a case in a Memphis courtroom. At the defendant’s table was the former Salvadoran vice minister of defense and director of the Treasury Police, Nicolas Carranza. We were listening to the testimony ...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Applauded—and Shamed—by 800 Migrant Kids

Originally Published in The Daily Beast Opinion by Michael Daly - April 9, 2021 Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Texas Gov. Greg Abbott uttered nary a public syllable when it was revealed in 2019 that 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children had reported being sexually abused or harassed while in federal custody in his home state and elsewhere ...

With U.S. Asylum System Closed to Many, Some Find Sanctuary in Mexico

Originally Published in The New York Times Kirk Semple - April 8, 2021 A record number of people petitioned for asylum in Mexico last month, drawn by family ties and high approval rates — and discouraged by the difficulty of getting into the U.S. MEXICO CITY — Record numbers of asylum seekers are applying for ...
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