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Migrant Rights News & Action for Black History Month

#ImmigrationIsABlackIssue Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth we honor and celebrate the courageous work being led by Black migrant leadership in our collective movement for human rights and justice for migrants and refugees.   READ ON TO LEARN ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS …

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Lawyers say the Biden administration is still rejecting some refugees once banned by Trump

Anisa Mohamud’s father told her that anywhere she felt safe was home, and she felt safe in Wisconsin. Armed militias had brutally attacked her family in Somalia, spurring the survivors to flee to different countries. From …

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Congressional Democrats Ask Biden to Review Treatment of Black Migrants

Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, is among 100 Democrats seeking a review of how Black migrants are treated by the immigration enforcement system. More than 100 Democratic members of Congress pressed President Biden on Wednesday …

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Grassroots groups ‘dismayed by lack of leadership’ from Hispanic Caucus on immigration

A coalition of grassroots immigrant groups and advocates are calling on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to push for immigration reform, after the group failed to embrace the issue in congressional negotiations last year. In an …

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The US government is deploying robot dogs to the Mexico border. Seriously?

As if the border isn’t surveilled and militarized enough, the Department of Homeland Security wants to go full Black Mirror Are we all doomed to live in Charlie Brooker’s techno-dystopia? In Metalhead, an episode from season …

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Internal Investigation Confirms Border Patrol Failures Leading Up to a 16-Year-Old’s Death on the Floor of His Cell

A Border Patrol agent logged welfare checks that didn’t happen. Only one medical professional was caring for 200 sick migrants. The government hasn’t said whether anyone is being punished. This story was co-published with El Paso Matters. …

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Scoop: Biden reinvents migrant detention

The Biden administration is poised to reshape the way the government tracks undocumented immigrants awaiting court proceedings, Axios has learned. Why it matters: There are nearly 180,000 undocumented immigrants in the U.S. already being monitored with ankle …

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon

The Biden Administration must provide protection for Cameroonians in the U.S. The situation in Cameroon is dire, and grows more unstable by the day. Violence and instability in the country make it unsafe for Cameroonians living …

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Texas Butterfly Park To Close Indefinitely As Conspiracy Theorists Intensify Attacks

Trump-allied operatives have baselessly accused the National Butterfly Center of being involved with child trafficking. A South Texas butterfly sanctuary will close indefinitely due to safety concerns after it was repeatedly targeted by right-wing conspiracy theorists …

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US begins quietly flying Venezuelan migrants to Colombia under controversial border policy

The Biden administration, unable to return an increasing number of Venezuelans arrested at the US-Mexico border to their home country, is now sending those migrants to Colombia if they previously resided there, according to two Homeland …

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Opinion: The U.S. Border Patrol is hiding information. Here’s what it doesn’t want you to know and why.

At least since 1987, the United States Border Patrol has operated unsanctioned cover-up units known as Critical Incident Teams. These special units have concealed, altered and destroyed evidence to obstruct justice, and now Congress has requested an investigation into them …

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Migrant Rights News and Action. Push the Senate to pass the No Ban Act!

Biden Year One & Advocacy in 2022 Reflecting on Biden’s first year anniversary in office, we see a mixed record and many empty promises for delivering much needed relief for migrant communities. We had been encouraged …

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