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Biden’s Nominee for Homeland Security Questioned on Immigration Policy

Originally Published in The New York Times Zolan Kanno-Youngs - January 19, 2021 Looming over the hearing was what to do about the country’s strained immigration laws as senators grilled Alejandro N. Mayorkas about white supremacy, immigration and the border wall. “It is my job to become involved, learn the problems that the agency confronts, ...

Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups

Originally Published in The Washington Post Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Bill Barrow - January 18, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden stands with his wife Jill Biden after speaking at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in New Castle, Del. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and ...

Biden Launches Effort To Undo Trump’s Damage On Immigration

Originally Published in HuffPost Rowaida Abdelaziz - January 20, 2021 The reforms signal a new and welcomed era for immigrants, who were among Trump’s favorite scapegoats and targets. After years of Donald Trump attacking immigrants, President Joe Biden is beginning his tenure by undoing many of the former president’s policies and overhauling the U.S. immigration ...

Biden starts fast on immigration by halting border wall and travel ban while embracing DACA

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - January 20, 2021 (CNN) President Joe Biden kicked off his term by signing out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies and ending the national emergency that diverted millions of dollars to the border wall. Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on ...

Biden to propose sweeping immigration bill on first day in office

Originally Published in CNN Dan Merica, Priscilla Alvarez and Jasmine Wright - January 19, 2021 (CNN) President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a comprehensive immigration plan on his first day in office, a source familiar with the proposal tells CNN, describing an agenda that provides a multi-year pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently ...

Democrats ready immigration push for Biden’s early days

Originally Published in Politico Laura Barrón-López and Sabrina Rodriguez - january 15, 2021 Biden's got a plan. And it's a bold one, immigration advocates say. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with a girl in Villa Nueva on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. | Moises Castillo/AP In preparation for President-elect ...

The Potential Plus of Having a Former ‘English Learner’ as Education Secretary

Originally Published in The New York Times Kevin Carey - January 18, 2021 Like a growing number of U.S. students today, Miguel Cardona learned English in school, not at home. Miguel Cardona, President-elect Biden’s pick for education secretary. Credit...Nicholas Kamm/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When Miguel Cardona was 5, he started kindergarten in public school. His ...

Biden to propose overhaul of immigration laws on first day in office

Originally Published in The Washington Post Seung Min Kim - January 18, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden will roll out a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws the day he is inaugurated, including an eight-year pathway to citizenship for immigrants without legal status and an expansion of refugee admissions, along with an enforcement plan that ...

Biden To Propose 8-Year Citizenship Path For Immigrants

Originally Published in HuffPost Associated Press - January 18, 2021 The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise important to Latino voters and other immigrant communities. WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year ...
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