Monthly Archives: October 2021

Immigration News from October 29, 2021

Most immigration news coverage today focuses on two stories that could be expected as pre-election talking points for Republicans: the caravan making its way north from Tapachula and large amounts reportedly under consideration as compensation for separated families. The caravan … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 28, 2021

What does the new Build Back Better framework say about immigration? Short answer: no one knows. (Roll Call) “The White House framework notes the $100 billion investment aims to ‘reform our broken immigration system,’ as well as reduce backlogs, expand … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 27, 2021

The United States has roughly 10 million job openings and only 8.4 million people looking for work. Immigrants usually fill some of that gap, but not now. In a normal year, about one million immigrants come to the country. Last … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 26

Slow movement on immigration reform is discouraging. The focus right now is on Congress’s failure to act. A few weeks ago, the focus was on the horrendous and forcible expulsions of Haitian refugees who crossed into the United States at … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 25, 2021

In a big change to resettlement programs, the White House announced a pathway for private individuals or groups of up to five families to petition to resettle an Afghan evacuee family.  (CNN) “The way the system currently works is an … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 22-24, 2021

One good news story to begin:¬†¬†CLUES celebrates the Minnesotano continuation of the Mexican Muralist Movement, on the 40th anniversary of CLUES and the 100th anniversary of the muralist movement. The exhibit at CLUES includes 40 works of art by Latino … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 21, 2021

Becoming a citizen gets harder all the time. The backlog of citizenship applications has more than doubled since 2015, with more than 900,000 applications pending. (Arizona Mirror) “For Phoenix resident Eleuterio Galindo, 58, it means the application for citizenship he … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 20, 2021

Individuals, religious groups, communities across the country welcome Afghan evacuees in many different ways, but Congress needs to do its part and change the law so that they have a path to citizenship. (Roll Call) “On Sept. 30, President Joe … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 19, 2021

Once again, Haiti leads the immigration news. Democracy Now was at the airport with a crowd of family and supporters when Jean Montrevil returned from Haiti. Montrevil was one of the immigration activists targeted for deportation under the Trump administration. … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 18, 2021

The biggest immigration news in the past few days is what is not happening: immigration reform via the reconciliation process. Speculation and advocacy continue: Plan C? Ignore the parliamentarian? Keep something in the bill for Dreamers and forget everything else? … Continue reading

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