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Monthly Archives: June 2021
Everyone says they love DACA: the U.S. public, Congress, the President. So why can’t Dreamers get their applications processed? A court order reopened the DACA program for new applications in December. Despite the Biden administration’s support for DACA, processing is … Continue reading
Everyone has a story. Workers and business owners tell their stories in this deep dive by Sahan Journal. Latino Minnesotans are diverse, and so were their experiences during the pandemic. For a variety of reasons, many Latino businesses were unable to … Continue reading
As Pride Month draws to a close, one of the weekend stories focuses on mistreatment of trans immigrants. Many people seek asylum because of persecution in their home countries based on LGBTQ+ identity. They continue to face discrimination in the … Continue reading
Not much in the news on Friday. The Biden administration is investigating the inhumane and dangerous conditions at Fort Bliss, as reported by CBS.
Raquel Aldana is a professor in the UC Davis law school. She immigrated to the United Staates at the age of 10, and got her law degree from Harvard. Recently, she spent two days on the Mexican side of the … Continue reading
The Biden administration tops immigration news today, forcing out Trump hard-liner Rodney Scott, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (the Border Patrol.) Beatriz Lopez, Director of Political Research & Communications for Immigration Hub, tweeted this suggested lede for the … Continue reading
Today’s news begins with two good-news stories: allowing more asylum seekers to make their cases and including a path to citizenship in the infrastructure bill. Bad news continues, including reports about miserable conditions in two detention centers, one for children … Continue reading
Best news of the day, if it actually happens, is the possibility that Title 42 expulsions may end and normal border processing may resume. (Axios) “The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of … Continue reading
Today’s immigration news comes in pictures. Jennifer Rocha’s graduation pictures went viral. The love and pride in a farmworker family putting three daughters through college shines through every one, along with Jennifer’s love and pride in her parents. (NPR) “Jennifer … Continue reading
Sunday is World Refugee Day. (Religious News Service) “U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota thanked Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service during an online event Thursday (June 17), in the name of ‘all the refugees you have settled and the millions around … Continue reading