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Monthly Archives: November 2021
I need to take some time for family–look for the next post in December. Thanks!
A path to citizenship is still the most important immigration reform that is needed and we continue to urge our elected officials to work toward this absolutely necessary goal. The Build Back Better bill passed by the House this morning … Continue reading
The House is expected to vote tonight on the Build Back Better plan–which still includes parole for unauthorized immigrants who have been in the United States for more than 10 years, If passed by both the House and Senate, this … Continue reading
President Biden signed the infrastructure bill, which is definitely a good thing—repair roads and bridges, clean up contaminated water systems, extend internet access, create jobs, etc. You might be wondering what that has to do with immigration. Nothing. If any … Continue reading
As more refugees arrive in Minnesota, students, alumni, and teachers at LEAP High School for newly-arrived immigrants say the St. Paul school district plan to close LEAP would be a big mistake. Newly-arrived immigrants, especially refugees, need LEAP’s intensive classes, … Continue reading
Refugees and asylum seekers continue to face high barriers to finding safe haven in the Unitd States. Afghan evacuees have at least been admitted, and want to find homes and jobs, but resettlement remains an excruciatingly slow process. Most still … Continue reading
The Biden administration needs to reverse the failed policies of the past that it has continued, including Title 42 bar to asylum seekers, for-profit prisons for immigrant detainees, and pressuring the Mexican government to carry out U.S. immigration policy. The … Continue reading
The number of Haitians arrested at the border plummeted in October, with about 1,000 arrests, compared to 17,638 in September. Conditions in Haiti remain dire, with the U.S. State Department warning U.S. citizens to leave the country. Overall apprehensions at … Continue reading
Sorry for the delayed news posting–after receiving a late-season bonus of almost half a bushel of apples from the farm, I took off some time to turn them into eight pints of applesauce, three pies, and a cache of apples … Continue reading
Several good news stories today, beginning with a decision to waive some immigration application fees for Afghan evacuees and speed up their processing. (CBS) “Afghans brought to the U.S. after July 30 under a humanitarian immigration process known as parole … Continue reading