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Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies. Read more >

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Gov’t watchdog: DOJ failed ‘zero tolerance’ management

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday has found. Read more >

Judge blocks wide-ranging asylum limits, finding DHS chief did not have authority to issue them

Another federal judge on Friday ruled that Chad Wolf was likely unlawfully appointed to his position at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issuing a decision that blocked a set of broad asylum limits slated to take effect Monday. Read more >

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Donald Trump visiting Texas' Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday as his administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

President Trump is preparing to visit the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday in the midst of planned  Read more >

Immigrants get help from states, cheer inclusion in US bill

(Dec. 31, 2020) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lily Guido was having trouble hearing and she felt warm while talking to her co-worker at a California nursing home. She knew something was wrong. Read more >

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Biden's Team Warned That He Won't Be Able To Change All Of Trump's Immigration Policies Overnight

The presidential transition team laid out several priorities, such as revising who can make an asylum claim first and ending what they call artificial capacity limits that restrict how many immigrants can be processed at the border. Read more >

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Progressives are getting ready to push Biden on immigration reform

Progressive Democrats in Congress are calling for President-elect Joe Biden to dismantle the federal government’s deportation machine, broaden immigrants’ access to social safety net programs, Read more >

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ICE MISMANAGEMENT CREATED CORONAVIRUS “HOTBEDS OF INFECTION” IN AND AROUND DETENTION CENTERS

U.S. IMMIGRATION AND Customs Enforcement’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a horrifying — and avoidable — calamity. Read more >

DHS updates website to indicate DACA program has been restored

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US court rules against Trump administration's Public Charge rule, which critics call 'wealth test' for immigrants

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's "Public Charge" rule, which critics say imposes a wealth test on immigrants seeking green cards. Read more >