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U.S. to close, scale back four immigrant detention centers

The United States will close a troubled detention center in Alabama and significantly scale back the number of beds contracted at three other facilities, citing concerns about conditions. According to an internal document seen by Reuters, ...
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DHS implements rule to streamline asylum applications

The Biden administration on Thursday is expected to publish a final rule designed to streamline the asylum process, an effort to remove those fleeing persecution from an immigration court system backlog that can leave them in ...
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ICE Conducted Sweeping Surveillance Of Money Transfers Sent To And From The US, A Senator Says

Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking an investigation into whether the program, which obtained about 6 million records from people in several Southwest states, was constitutional. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents obtained millions of people’s financial records ...
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A Judge Has Ordered The Biden Administration To Resume Trump’s Policy Of Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border

President Biden has continued to invoke the public health order to expel most immigrants at the southern border, but was making an exception for children who arrive without an adult family member. A Texas judge on ...
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How U.S. Visa Delays Are Taking a Costly Toll on Frustrated Workers

Delayed work permits mean some immigrants risk losing their jobs, even as the U.S. experiences labor shortages. More than a million immigrants are waiting for U.S. work permits, cutting many of them out of the job ...
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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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