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Mexico To Ensure Undocumented Migrants In U.S. Have Access To Vaccines

Originally Published in HuffPost David Alire Garcia and Adriana Barrera - January 13, 2021 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will invoke labor provisions in the new North American trade pact in a bid to ensure that illegal migrants in the United States receive coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Marcelo ...

Biden walking back immigration promises for a reason

Originally Published in The Hill Opinion by Nolan Rappaport - January 12, 2021 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement Lifecycle Report which links the enforcement records for 3.5 million border encounters between fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2019, with their final or most current enforcement outcomes. The report ...

Here’s where US-Mexico border wall construction stands as Trump wraps up presidency

Originally Published in USA Today Rafael Carranza - January 12, 2021 TUCSON, Ariz. – President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his final visit in office to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, where he is expected to tout one of his signature campaign promises, the construction of more than 450 miles of border barriers under his administration. Trump ...

An expert on asylum seekers and refugees is joining Biden’s National Security Council

Originally Published in Vox Alex Ward - January 11, 2021 Katie Tobin is leaving the UN Refugee Agency and heading to the Biden administration. The American flag flies at half staff over the White House on Monday morning January 11, 2021, in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will name Katie Tobin as the ...

What Did Museum Sign Up For: Exhibition or Investigation?

Originally Published in The New York Times Colin Moynihan - January 11, 2021 An exhibition of Forensic Architecture’s work at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art and Design led to a debate over whether the institution should play any role in one of the group’s investigations.Credit...Miami Dade College If one vital function of art is ...

Census figures used to determine House seats delayed again

Originally Published in The Washington Post Tara Bahrampour - January 11, 2021 Uncertainty over the timing of congressional apportionment increased Monday, as government lawyers told a federal judge the Census Bureau’s new internal target date for finalizing state population counts is March 6. The Census Bureau did not immediately respond to a question about the ...

Provide economic justice to all immigrant families in third stimulus bill

Originally Published in The Hill Opinion by Sarah B. Horton - January 11, 2021 As President-elect Joe Biden renewed his call for a third round of stimulus checks on Friday to help struggling Americans, he would do well to start by rectifying the exclusions of the first two stimulus bills. Even as undocumented immigrants are overrepresented ...

Federal judge blocks Trump administration asylum rule from taking effect

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - January 8, 2021 (CNN) A federal judge on Friday blocked a sweeping asylum rule that had been scheduled to take effect nationwide in a matter of days, issuing yet another legal blow to the Trump administration. The administration has released a series of rules restricting asylum over the last ...

‘History repeating itself’: Immigrants know what political violence looks like. Capitol riot has many shaken.

Originally Published in USA Today N'dea Yancey Bragg and Michelle Hanks - January 8, 2021 WASHINGTON – Vesna Jaksic Lowe expressed frustration that her American-born friends were surprised when rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol after "four years of nothing but warning signs." When she was 13, her parents saw the signs of growing political tension ...
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