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‘Quite disruptive’: Months-long processing delays leave people out of work amid nationwide labor shortage

Dayana Vera de Aponte had locked in her holiday plans after nearly two years of uncertainty fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, but then the unexpected happened: She lost her job because of an unprecedented US government backlog. …

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Democrats get hopeful sign from parliamentarian on immigration

Democrats got a hopeful sign from the Senate rules referee Tuesday in their effort to include provisions for undocumented immigrants in the $1.75 trillion “human” infrastructure bill they hope to pass through the partisan reconciliation process. …

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Scoop: Biden restarting Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy

President Biden will start turning asylum seekers back to Mexico as soon as next week under a reinstated Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program — but will offer them the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Axios …

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Climate denial is waning on the right. What’s replacing it might be just as scary

The wrapping of ecological disaster with fears of rampant immigration is a narrative that has flourished in far-right fringe movements in Europe and the US Standing in front of the partial ruins of Rome’s Colosseum, Boris …

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At Summit, U.S., Canada and Mexico Will Address Migration

After a five-year hiatus, the meeting of North American leaders will also provide a forum to discuss trade disagreements and vaccine sharing. President Biden will host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Andrés Manuel …

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Advocates to Democrats: Build Back Better by giving the undocumented green cards

“There is no building back anything without us,” says a New York immigrant activist. They face tough odds, but immigration advocates are pushing Democrats for a better deal in a bill heading for a vote for …

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‘Terrorists’ at the Border? To Please Donald Trump, Homeland Security Tweaked Reports

Continual role-changes and chaos at the Department of Homeland Security essentially destroyed the department’s ability to secure the homeland. On November 15, for example, Chad Wolf was stripped of power. A federal judge in New York City …

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Trump CDC official: No ‘public health reason’ for border closure, Title 42

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials felt evidence “did not support” former President Trump’s decision to close the border and that the move “wasn’t based on a public health assessment at the time,” the CDC’s …

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Families still find slow going in immigration courts, not the fast docket planned

The average time for U.S. immigration cases to be resolved is nearly four years. But that’s not the mandate in Francisco Prieto’s courtroom. The New York judge must attempt to rule within 300 days on dozens …

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For-profit jail operator halts work program instead of upping detainee pay

Jose Soares has been locked up in one of the United States’ largest immigration detention centers for the last two years, passing much of his time cleaning bathrooms and buffing floors at a rate of $1 …

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Biden’s border woes expose White House divisions as centrists assert more control

Illegal border crossings and coronavirus cases were both rising this summer when a group of Biden administration officials developed a plan to vaccinate migrants in U.S. custody, viewing the shots as a sensible public health measure. But …

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San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) calls for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to independently investigate Border Patrol

Media Advisory: November 4, 2021 WHAT: San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) calls for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to independently investigate and pursue charges against Border Patrol agents, supervisors and chiefs who obstructed justice in …

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