Immigration

US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims

The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • 8:33 AM

No Justice, No Pride: Trans Activists Call for End to Immigration Detention Abuses

The No Pride in Detention campaign, which is calling for an end to abuses against the transgender community and to remember Roxsana Hernández, Johana Medina and Victoria Arellano, trans women who have all recently died in detention.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 3:53 PM

US and Mexico Seek Ways to Do More on Irregular Immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to immigration than its predecessor, but still asking what more Mexico can do.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

On DACA’s 9th Anniversary, Immigrant Youth and Allies Tell Biden and Demorcats That It’s Not Enough

“Republicans want a pathway to deportation, not citizenship. We demand Democrats go it alone to deliver permanent protections for millions now,” a release from United We Dream said.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 8:42 PM

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

The conditions raise concerns about why it is taking more than a month on average to release the children when most have family in the United States.

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

Biden to Return Diverted Border Wall Money, Spend Down Rest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 6:01 PM

Iowa Governor Questions Migrant Flights Into Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn’t notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Court Decision on TPS Puts Pressure on Biden Immigration Reform

Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that “The TPS program gives foreign nationals nonimmigrant status, but it does not admit them.”

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance.

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • 12:47 PM

‘Do Not Come’: Harris Seeks ‘Hope at Home’ for Guatemalans

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris offered an optimistic outlook for improved cooperation with Guatemala on addressing the spike in migration to the U.S. after her meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. She also delivered a direct warning to migrants considering making the trek: “Do not come. Do not come.”

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 3:22 PM

US Identifies 3,900 Children Separated at Border Under Trump

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts of a chapter in U.S. immigration history that drew widespread condemnation.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 9:36 AM

US Taps Groups to Pick Asylum-Seekers to Allow Into Country

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people from seeking asylum.

  • Jun 4, 2021
  • 9:39 AM

US Formally Ends Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.

  • Jun 2, 2021
  • 11:45 AM

US to Expedite Immigration Cases of Families on Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Families arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico will have their cases fast-tracked in immigration court, the Biden administration said Friday, less than two weeks after it said it was easing pandemic-related restrictions on seeking asylum.

  • May 28, 2021
  • 4:59 PM

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021

  • May 28, 2021
  • 1:01 PM

Many Wait Uneasily as Biden Unwinds Key Trump Asylum Policy

As President Joe Biden undoes Trump immigration policies that he considers inhumane, he faces a major question: How far should he go to right his predecessor’s perceived wrongs?

  • May 26, 2021
  • 1:08 PM

US Again Extending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is allowing eligible Haitian nationals residing in the U.S. to apply for a new 18-month designation for temporary protected status, reversing a Trump administration effort that had sought to end the special consideration.

  • May 24, 2021
  • 7:19 AM

US Ends Use of 2 Immigration Jails Accused of Mistreatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A detention facility in Georgia where women claim they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures and a Massachusetts jail that has drawn complaints of inhumane conditions will no longer be used to detain immigrants, the Biden administration said Thursday.

  • May 20, 2021
  • 5:09 PM

Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.

  • May 18, 2021
  • 1:07 PM

#LatinoRebels10: From 2019, When Immigration Enforcement Goes Too Far… Again

Or how much of a rogue agency ICE can be.

  • May 17, 2021
  • 11:00 PM

OPINION: The Unsung Power of DREAMer Entrepreneurs  

As an undocumented immigrant, becoming my own boss was a necessity.

  • May 12, 2021
  • 11:18 AM

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