U.S. Deportation Update

U.S. will no longer deport people based solely on their undocumented status. Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/30/immigration-us-will-no-longer-deport-people-simply-because-they-are-undocumented.html...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Immigration

Starting October 1, individuals applying to immigrate to the U.S. will be required to prove they have received proper COVID-19 vaccinations. Proof of this will be a new requirement, as part of immigrants’ med...

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Remain in Mexico Program

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the “Remain In Mexico” program must be revived. This program calls for immigrants and asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as a United States judge rules their case. Whil...

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Homeland Security Policy

A new federal regulation has been proposed, in order to overhaul the asylum process at the border and prevent further immigration court backlog. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated, “These p...

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Immigration and Covid

Two whistleblowers have stated that children at the Fort Bliss migrant shelter were treated inhumanely by Department of Health and Human Services contractors and senior federal employee managers. Allegedly, the...

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The National Immigration Detention Hotline

Freedom for Immigrants has recently announced that a settlement was reached with the federal government, that will allow for the continuation of the hotline. The hotline began operation in 2013, but was later s...

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An End to the “Remain in Mexico” Policy

On January 20, the “remain in Mexico” asylum policy was halted temporarily. However, the policy has now been officially ended.  The “remain in Mexico” policy called for tens of thousands of asylum-...

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United States Immigration Policy

During President Biden’s first joint address to Congress, he detailed programs he hopes to implement. Among those efforts includes immigration reform. He stated, “Let’s end our exhausting war over immigra...

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Southern Border Surge

According to government estimates, the U.S. will be recording upwards of 2 million immigrants on the southern border by the end of the fiscal year. This is record high, as 2006 was the last year that Border Pat...

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