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Federal judge finds DACA unlawful, blocks new applicants

Current recipients are unaffected for now, but the Texas court ruling could spur congressional action. A federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked the Biden administration from approving new applications for the Obama-era Deferred Action for …

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Rights advocates blast Mayorkas for saying U.S. will turn away Haitians, Cubans fleeing crises

“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea,” Mayorkas said. “Al“This shameful message from the U.S. government to offshore its responsibilities for refugee protection is a horrible turning away from the administration’s promised commitment …

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An unpopular immigration policy may end, but not for all

The call to end a U.S. policy that keeps migrants out because of COVID-19 fears has been a constant rallying cry among immigrant advocate circles this summer. Though it seems as if the heat and pressure …

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Governor Abbott’s Zero Tolerance on Immigration

Activists and some border counties are resisting this GOP power grab. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had all the right optics for rallying the Republican faithful to his anti-immigrant campaign: On June 30, Sean Hannity brought his …

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There Are No Mass Migrations Without U.S. Meddling and Militarism

Despite its pledges to aid Central America, the Biden administration continues to deny the United States’ role in destabilizing the region. When Vice President Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on June 25, …

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June News & Updates—a whirlwind month for immigrant rights

Photo credits: Victoria Pickering June News & Updates from NNIRR While some important immigration policy wins have been achieved this month, the disappointments stress the need for loud and vocal demands that the Biden administration make good …

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Reflections on NNIRR’s 35th Anniversary

June is a big month for important civil rights celebrations—Gay Pride, Immigrant Heritage month, Juneteenth, World Refugee Day, the anniversary of DACA, and…the founding of NNIRR! This month we celebrate NNIRR’s 35th year, and we couldn’t …

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Mother and daughter separated under Trump in 2018 reunited at Tampa airport Sunday

Yudissa was separated from her daughter under “zero tolerance” in 2018. When they were reunited Sunday, she didn’t recognize the 15-year-old at first. WASHINGTON — Walking through the Tampa airport Sunday, Yudissa stopped in her tracks. …

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Kamala Harris is set to visit the border

The vice president will go to El Paso on Friday. She had previously resisted calls to make the stop. Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, amid an unrelenting chorus of …

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‘Heartbreaking’ conditions in US migrant child camp

At a US border detention centre in the Texan desert, migrant children have been living in alarming conditions – where disease is rampant, food can be dangerous and there are reports of sexual abuse, an investigation …

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Scoop: White House eyes ending migrant family expulsion by July 31

The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that’s let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has learned. …

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ICE Discussed Punishing Immigrant Advocates for Peaceful Protests

Internal documents show how ICE surveilled immigrant advocates’ protest activities — and floated retaliating against them for it. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND Customs Enforcement monitored immigrant advocacy organizations engaged in First Amendment-protected activity around a highly contentious immigration …

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