Senate Democrats are considering giving Republicans the opportunity to vote on whether to extend a Trump-era border policy, Title 42. Experts say this ‘open-door’ strategy may bring more progress on a stalled COVID relief package.
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Border fights loom over immigration talks
Congress Democrats and Republicans continue to discuss immigration issues but can’t seem to find a middle ground, especially when it comes to the border.
Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes
Immigration rates have gone down significantly. This is due to both the Trump administration’s policies limiting immigration as well as the pandemic. The lower immigration rates are now contributing to a labor shortage in the country.
U.S. preparing 19,000 beds for migrant children in case of spike in border arrivals, officials say
The U.S. is preparing for a spike in unaccompanied, migrant children crossing the border. To prepare, they’ve set up 19,000 beds at shelters to avoid children ending up in immigrant detention centers.
Feds extend work permits for hundreds of thousands of immigrants
On Tuesday, the immigration service (USCIS) extended temporary work authorization for certain individuals. USCIS granted an 18-month extension for those awaiting final immigration papers. This decision comes as the agency faces a record-high backlog of pending applications.
Texas challenges Biden rule to speed processing of asylum claims
Last week, the state of Texas sued the Biden administration over a new immigration plan which attempts to address the growing backlog of asylum cases. Texas specifically challenged a rule that would allow USCIS employees to review these claims.
DHS outlines plan to secure border after Title 42 is lifted
The Trump-era border policy Title 42 is still set to end this coming May 23rd. DHS issued a plan to secure the border. This is because experts anticipate an increase in migration once the policy is lifted
Supreme Court examines Biden’s power to set US immigration policy in ‘Remain in Mexico’ challenge
The Supreme Court debated whether the Biden administration can end a Trump-era immigration policy called “Remain in Mexico.”
What to know about Title 42, the Trump-era policy now central to the border debate
Title 42 is set to expire on May 23rd. NPR and Deepa Shivaram break down the basics of the controversial policy, how it’s impacted migrants, and how people are feeling about the change. Summary provided by McEntee Law Group.
Biden administration rolls out plan for Ukrainian refugees
The Biden administration announced plans to accelerate the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees into the U.S. The new plan will allow both U.S. citizens and organizations to sponsor refugees.
DHS Issues Special Student Relief Employment Benefits for F-1 International Students from Ukraine and Sudan
This past Monday, April 18th, DHS announced it would be suspending certain requirements for F-1 students from Ukraine and Sudan. The suspensions are for qualifying students experiencing economic hardship due to current circumstances in either Ukraine or Sudan.
U.S. Officials Deploy Technology to Track More Than 200,000 Immigrants, Triggering a New Privacy Lawsuit
The Biden administration has been attempting to rely less on immigrant detention centers. As a result, they’ve been using surveillance technology as a tool to track immigrants.