Senate Democrats are drafting a blueprint for a pathway to citizenship for 8 million immigrants as part of the reconciliation bill.
Democratic Senate aides have confirmed that there is an urgency among Democrats to pass new citizenship laws in favor of “Dreamers” in light of a federal judge’s ruling that blocked roughly 500,000 to 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA program and receiving protection from deportation.
President Biden said that the DOJ would be appealing and urged Congress to use reconciliation to restore the DACA program fully.
President Joe Biden‘s administration is launching an effort to encourage eligible immigrants to apply for citizenship. The effort would meet the requirements of one of Biden’s earliest executive orders.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and a group of House Democrats have called on President Joe Biden to formally raise the refugee cap to 62,500 after delaying the increase.
“Having fought for four years against the Trump Administration’s full-scale assault on refugee resettlement in the United States, we were relieved to see you commit to increasing our refugee resettlement numbers so early in your Administration. But until the Emergency Presidential Determination is finalized, our refugee policy remains unacceptably draconian and discriminatory,” Omar wrote in the letter, joined by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) is being criticized after complaining that President Joe Biden and his administration treat immigrants “humanely” amid a nationwide conversation about border security.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) made a trip to the border and what he found was the Biden administration trying to fix the crisis that was caused by Trump.
The House of Representatives will vote today on two immigration bills amid concerns about the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s southern border.
The American Dream and Promise Act would create a pathway to citizenship for millions for “Dreamers”––undocumented youths brought to the United States as children––as well as others who’ve been granted temporary protection from deportation.
Biden administration Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas debunked the Fox News myth that there a crisis at the border.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) condemned the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy following a bombshell report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) confirming that the administration knew the policy would result in family separations.
The stated goal of Trump's immigration policy was to rip children from their parents, regardless of how young the kids were.
Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, says President Donald Trump would think up ways to “maim” and “pierce the flesh” of migrants in conversations about his proposed border wall along the United States-Mexico border. The president also suggested tearing families apart and gassing migrants altogether.
Journalist and MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman says President Donald Trump’s open defiance has only just begun” amid reports that the Trump administration will continue to reject initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications from immigrants who never obtained the protection from deportation.
ACLU Director Dale Ho said that the organization will sue Trump over his illegal memo directed that undocumented immigrants not be counted in the Census.
The Department of Homeland Security backed down in the face of nine lawsuits and announced that they won't deport foreign college students due to the pandemic.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) warned that Trump could rescind DACA next week if he wanted to, as Democrats are pressuring for action to protect DREAMERS.
In a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled that Trump acted illegally when he tried to end DACA.
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump suggesting he suspend visas for guest workers “during recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”
In remarks to reporters, President Donald Trump suggested that relief funds from the federal government “could hinge on whether the immigration policies of the individual governments seeking relief align with Trump administration priorities,” according to Politico.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) records obtained by The Washington Post via a Freedom of Information Act request, smugglers breached or attempted to breach President Donald Trump’s border wall 18 times in one month, sawing into sections in the San Diego area between September 27 and October 27. The newspaper had requested breaching data for the full 2019 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.