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Biden to allow asylum seekers Trump kept in Mexico to enter US

(Feb. 12, 2021) The Biden administration announced Friday that it will begin processing tens of thousands of asylum seekers who were forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to obtain protection in the United States under a Trump-era program. Read more >

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Biden asks U.S. Supreme Court to cancel asylum, border wall arguments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to cancel upcoming oral arguments and delay further action in two pending appeals that were filed by his Republican predecessor Donald Trump over U.S.-Mexico border wall funding and the so-called "remain in Mexico" asylum policy. Read more >

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ICE starts 100-day moratorium on some deportations

(Jan 22, 2021) U.S. immigration authorities on Friday began implementing a 100-day moratorium on deportations of certain immigrants already in the country as part of a major shift in immigration enforcement policy under President Biden. Read more >

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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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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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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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