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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote …

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An Open Letter to President Biden on the Treatment of Haitian and other Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

THE HONORABLE JOSEPH BIDENPresident of the United StatesThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NWWashington, DC 20500 CC: SECRETARY ALEJANDRO MAYORKASDepartment of Homeland Security   September 22, 2021 Dear President Biden, The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights …

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White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants

The White House is facing a growing outcry from Democrats and other allies over the influx and subsequent removal of thousands of Haitian migrants who crossed the southern border in recent weeks — as well as …

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Take Action! Demand Biden administration halt the deportations of Haitians at the border and allow asylum for Haitian refugees!

Urgent, Take Action Now! We must demand the Biden administration uphold asylum law and immediately halt deportations of Haitian and other migrants seeking refuge at the U.S. border! Dear Friends, Happening now! The Biden administration has …

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Democrats blocked from including immigration reform in spending bill

The decision shuts down one path for moving forward on contentious immigration issues. The Senate parliamentarian on Sunday rejected Democrats’ push to include a pathway to legal status in their social spending plan, a blow to …

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Biden administration to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti, aiming to deter mass migration into Texas

The Biden administration is preparing to send planeloads of migrants back to Haiti starting as soon as Sunday in a deportation blitz aimed at discouraging more border-crossers from streaming into a crude South Texas camp where …

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Biden blocked from expelling migrant families using Title 42

A federal judge found that the policy doesn’t authorize the expulsion — and, in turn, doesn’t allow for those removed to be denied the opportunity to seek asylum. A federal judge on Thursday blocked the Biden …

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Advocates ‘in utter disbelief’ after Biden resumes Haitian repatriations

Human rights advocates are enraged at the Biden administration for resuming repatriation flights to Haiti, despite the country’s ongoing political, economic and environmental disasters. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday expelled 86 Haitian nationals from …

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U.S. extends deportation relief for immigrants from 6 countries

The United States will extend deportation relief and work permits for more than 300,000 Salvadorans, Hondurans and other immigrants in the United States and enrolled in a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), according to …

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More than 700 local officials call for immigration in reconciliation bill

A broad array of local officials from throughout the country called on Democratic leadership and President Biden to include immigration provisions in the upcoming federal budget. The coalition of mayors, council members, local legislators, school board members and …

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For Afghan evacuees arriving to U.S., a tenuous legal status and little financial support

The Biden administration is preparing to screen and resettle tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees in the United States over the coming weeks and months, but the majority will arrive without visas as “humanitarian parolees,” lacking …

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NNIRR Immigrant Rights News & Action — August 2021

Mobilizing to protect and expand immigrant rights has ramped up over the past two months —responding to the political roller coaster ride that has continued unabated. There have been some wins, many set-backs, and intensified global turmoil; here we …

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