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Homeland Security secretary orders ICE to stop mass raids on immigrants’ workplaces

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer conduct mass raids on workplaces where undocumented immigrants are employed, according to a new order by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The real problem, Mayorkas said in a memorandum …

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Abductions by the busload: Haitians are being held hostage by a surge in kidnappings

Four days after the August earthquake that devastated the south of Haiti, Walkens Alexandre, a physician, was traveling to treat victims at a hospital when a motorcycle blocked his white Ford Ranger. Two men hopped off, …

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Private Prisons Still Make Money From Federal Inmates Despite Biden’s Executive Order

Private-prison operators are replacing revenues from some lapsed federal contracts by clinching deals at the city or county level to house federal inmates Prison operators are striking deals with municipalities to replace expiring federal contracts, cushioning …

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‘People will always come’: Inside a Haitian’s journey without end

The world watched as a hemispheric migration crisis unfolded beneath a South Texas border bridge. With the bridge cleared, the world turned away. But thousands of Haitians are stranded in Mexico — and thousands more are …

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Why Has Biden Embraced One of Stephen Miller’s Cruelest Immigration Policies?

A previously obscure public health law known as Title 42 is quickly becoming a flashpoint in a struggle over the Biden administration’s rapid expulsion of thousands of migrants—including Haitian asylum-seekers—from American soil. On Monday, Politico reported that Harold …

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Opinion: What America Owes Haitian Asylum Seekers

Last month, the Biden administration announced that it had cleared a makeshift tent camp where thousands of Haitians had congregated under a bridge linking Mexico and Del Rio, Texas. They had arrived there desperate to gain admission to …

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Top State adviser leaves post, rips Biden’s use of Trump-era Title 42

Harold Koh, who will switch to a consulting role, called the use of the authority ‘illegal’ and ‘inhumane.’ A senior State Department official is leaving his role in the Biden administration. And on his way out, …

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‘We Have to Survive’: Meet NYC Immigrant Women Fighting for Their Communities During the Pandemic

Last year, as the realities of the pandemic set in, Veronica Leal’s house-cleaning clients stopped calling and her household funds dissipated. Leal made a grocery run to buy food in bulk, hoping to make it last …

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2021 Budget Reconciliation Process Explainer

2021 Budget Reconciliation Package & A Pathway to Citizenship What is the Budget Reconciliation Process? For most bills to become law, they must go through passage in the Senate which requires 2/3 majority, unlike the simple …

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Court allows U.S. border officials to continue expelling migrant families

An appeals court on Thursday suspended a federal judge’s order that would have barred the Biden administration from using a pandemic-era border policy to expel migrant families with little to no due process. The federal judge’s order paused by the D.C. …

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Senate parliamentarian rejects Democrats’ second attempt to include immigration in economic bill

The Senate Parliamentarian on Wednesday rejected Democrats’ second attempt to try to include a pathway to legalization for immigrants in a bill that could be passed with just Democratic support, a source tells CNN. Democrats argued this time …

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The border violence against Haitians reflects US racial ideology

It is not a coincidence that Haitians have the lowest asylum acceptance rates in the US and are deported en masse. Travelling on a dirt road in the Sonoran Desert, all my friends and I could …

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