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ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants.

ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants. A new lawsuit, from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), reveals that software used by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office helps keep low-risk immigrants locked up, when the tool would supposedly recommend releases within 48 hours, after analyzing several risk factors. The tool is not new. It was …

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US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country’s immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands. In a little over a week, there have been a dozen changes, ranging from postponing immigration hearings to …

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Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes Migrants who cross into the United States illegally are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of …

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U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic

U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. In an email sent to lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that …

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Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to …

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Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19 Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications …

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DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants.

DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security is inching toward implementation of a decades-old law directing it to collect DNA from the undocumented immigrants arrested by its officers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started a small pilot project in Dallas to collect DNA samples of undocumented immigrants who are …

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Biden administration grants Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status.

Biden administration grants Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status. The Biden administration on Monday, March 3, 2021,  announced it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelan exiles, fulfilling a campaign promise to allow them to live and work legally in the U.S. The TPS designation offers legal protections for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis …

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Victory to immigrants facing deportation. The U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to thousands of long-term immigrants facing deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April …

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