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Biden: DOJ Will Appeal 'Deeply Disappointing' Ruling

President renews his call to Congress for a path to citizenship for Dreamers

(Newser) - President Joe Biden is planning to appeal a ruling from a federal judge in Texas. The judge sided with nine conservative states that sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program has about 650,000 people enrolled, and their status remains unchanged. But for now...

Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal
Federal Judge Rules
DACA Illegal

Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal

Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects around 650K people

(Newser) - Immigration advocates are raising the alarm after US District Judge Andrew Hanen declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program illegal, barring the government from approving any new applications, but leaving the program intact for existing recipients. Hanen ruled in favor of Texas and eight other conservative states that sued...

Garland Tosses Asylum Opinions by Barr, Sessions

Immigration judge should drop the old rules, attorney general says

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland moved Wednesday to undo a pair of immigration decisions by Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr. The opinions by Garland's predecessors put limits on who could qualify for asylum by claiming to be a persecuted member of a "particular social group," the Hill reports,...

It's a Pivotal Week in Harris' 'Fraught, Fascinating' Tenure

All political eyes on the vice president as she heads to Guatemala and Mexico

(Newser) - Kamala Harris has embarked on her first foreign trip as vice president, though things got off to a bumpy start. Her plane out of Joint Base Andrews had to turn back after 30 minutes because of an unspecified "technical issue" on Sunday, reports the AP . Harris, though, boarded a...

Bush: GOP Is, 'to a Certain Extent, Nativist'

Former president asks for an end to the harsh rhetoric about immigrants

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush delivered his strongest criticism yet of the Republican Party on Tuesday, essentially suggesting he doesn't recognize it anymore. He described the current GOP as "isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist," Politico reports. Bush made the comments in a live interview...

Mom Tries to Cross Rio Grande With Kids, 9-Year-Old Dies

BP agents were able to resuscitate migrant mother, 3-year-old, but girl didn't regain consciousness

(Newser) - Tragedy has struck a mother from Guatemala trying to make her way into the US with her two children, both Mexican nationals. Newsweek reports that on March 20, US Border Patrol agents received a rescue call after bystanders saw three people stranded on an island on the Mexican side of...

Highlights From Biden's First Press Conference

'This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,' he says of rules to change voting laws

(Newser) - President Biden conducted his first press conference since assuming office, one in which he doubled the nation's vaccination goal and said he expected to run for re-election in 2024. But Biden faced questions on a host of other issues, including immigration and the filibuster. Highlights:
  • Immigration: He disputed the
...

Republicans Push a Theme: &#39;Biden Border Crisis&#39;
GOP Has a Big New Theme
Against Biden
the rundown

GOP Has a Big New Theme Against Biden

Kevin McCarthy, others highlight 'border crisis'

(Newser) - The pandemic may still be issue No. 1, but another topic is fast becoming a major issue for both parties—the border. Republicans say looser immigration policies under President Biden have created a crisis, while Democrats blame Donald Trump for leaving behind a broken system. Coverage:
  • GOP critics: "There'
...

Report: Convention Center Will House 3K Migrant Boys

It's being called a 'decompression center'

(Newser) - Up to 3,000 minors detained after crossing the border could soon find themselves in a downtown Dallas convention center. According to a government memo to Dallas City Council members seen by the AP , authorities plan to use the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for up to 90 days to...

Biden Deploys FEMA to US-Mexico Border

Move comes amid surge in teen migrants

(Newser) - President Biden has responded to the ballooning number of teen and children migrants crossing into the US from Mexico by deploying FEMA to the border. Per the Washington Post , the agency will be utilized to care for the thousands of unaccompanied minors currently flooding detention centers, DHS said Saturday. The...

Feds Say Reunited Families Will Be Allowed to Stay in US

'We are acting as restoratively as possible'

(Newser) - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is working to undo the damage caused by the border separation policy, which he calls "the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty" of the previous administration. Mayorkas said Monday that the federal government is "dedicating resources full-time"...

Biden&#39;s Move on Migrant Children Courts Controversy
Biden May Have 'Brewing
Crisis' on Child Migrants
the rundown

Biden May Have 'Brewing Crisis' on Child Migrants

Decision to reopen an emergency facility brings charges of hypocrisy

(Newser) - When President Trump was in office, critics said his immigration policies resulted in children being held in "cages." Now that President Biden has reopened what it calls an "emergency facility" in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for immigrant minors, his critics are accusing him of hypocrisy. Coverage of the...

Biden Lifts Trump's Green Card Freeze

Republican's order halted most legal immigration

(Newser) - President Biden reversed yet another order from his predecessor Wednesday, lifting the "pause" on immigration that Donald Trump introduced in April last year. Biden said the Trump freeze on green cards, which was extended after being issued for an initial 60 days, did not protect the US economy as...

Migrants Made to 'Remain in Mexico' Will Soon Arrive in US

Biden administration rolls back Trump DHS program, will start letting asylum-seekers trickle in

(Newser) - Starting next Friday, asylum-seekers languishing south of the border will start to see a respite. Under the Trump administration, Central American migrants trying to cross into the US from Mexico were made to "Remain in Mexico"—Trump's name for the Migrant Protection Protocols program , set up in...

Biden Signs Second Wave of Immigration Orders

Mayorkas sworn in as Homeland Security chief

(Newser) - President Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security, and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on...

11M Immigrants to Get Path to Citizenship Under Biden

Dreamers could nab green cards in fewer than 5 years

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status, reports the AP . The legislation, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's...

Biden: It Will Take 6 Months to Fix Trump Border Policies

'The timeline is to do it so that we, in fact, make it better not worse'

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately roll back President Trump’s actions on immigration despite some advocates pushing for action as soon as he takes the oath of office in January. Biden said Tuesday that he will work to undo his predecessor’s actions and will focus on...

Watchdog: Sessions Said 'We Need to Take Away Children'

Former AG pushed Trump's agenda of separating children from their families

(Newser) - When US attorneys objected to orders to prosecute all undocumented immigrants in May 2018, then-attorney general Jeff Sessions made clear President Trump's intentions. "We need to take away children," he told the prosecutors, per the New York Times . A week later, then-deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein complained...

Pence Overruled Health Experts, Closed the US Border

Top aide Stephen Miller played an important role

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation's top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the US borders, overruling the agency's scientists who said there was no evidence the action would slow the coronavirus, according to two former health officials, the AP...

Swiss Soundly Reject Limiting EU Immigration
EU Immigration Limits Lose Big

EU Immigration Limits Lose Big

Opponents warned of a possible backlash

(Newser) - Voters in Switzerland on Sunday strongly rejected a nationalist party's proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country. Public broadcaster SRF reported, based on a partial count, that the measure was rejected by 61.3% of voters, with 38.7%...

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