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The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Biden administration’s authority to end Remain in Mexico is a victory, albeit a limited victory. Even if lower court rulings follow the law and allow termination of Remain in Mexico, the Title 42 … Continue reading
The quote of the day comes from Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council: [PBS] “No person gets in a crowded truck and puts their life at risk if the border is open. “The reality is, is that, for the … Continue reading
The biggest immigration story tonight continues to be the deaths of migrants packed into a tractor-trailer truck in San Antonio. The death toll continues to rise—51 at latest count. [WOLA] “Mass death has once again hit the U.S.-Mexico border. And once … Continue reading
U.S. immigration policies kill people. The Title 42 bar prohibits most asylum seekers from entering the country. Without any other options, they try to enter covertly. Some pay smugglers to take them across the border. None of these choices is … Continue reading
Apologies and a correction: The Pioneer Press story that I highlighted yesterday about the International Institute’s expansion was accurate but old – the “planned” major expansion has been completed. Here’s the current good news on the expansion, as reported by KSTP: … Continue reading
*** CORRECTION *** The story about the International Institute expansion has been corrected to show that the expansion has been completed. One good news story tonight highlights the latest in employment benefits: immigration benefits. Some companies will pay immigration renewal … Continue reading
Not a lot of immigration news today, and I spent the day with my wonderful mother, celebrating her 96th birthday — so no blog post tonight!
Remain in Mexico (MPP) was established by Trump to keep asylum seekers out of the country and to speed up processing. Keeping some 71,000 asylum seekers out of the country also limited their ability to find attorneys, to assemble evidence, … Continue reading
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, celebrating the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Texas received news that they were free – two years after the emancipation proclamation was issued. Juneteenth, falling on June 19 and observed as a … Continue reading
Two good-news stories from Minnesota: This week, Gov, Tim Walz signed a bill raising the age limit for young immigrants who have escaped trauma to receive legal protections in the United States. [Public News Service] “Veena Iyer, executive director of … Continue reading