Covid Vaccine for Immigrants

By |2021-05-06T06:08:02-04:00April 12th, 2021|COVID-19, Immigration|

As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan. According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the vaccine is supposed to be free to [...]

Revoked: Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market.

By |2021-05-07T06:28:38-04:00February 25th, 2021|Biden, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Travel Ban|

Yesterday, February 25, 2021, United States President Joseph Biden revoked the suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak), as extended by section 1 of Proclamation 10052 [...]

DACA IS BACK!

By |2021-05-07T10:26:51-04:00December 8th, 2020|Announcements, DACA, Immigration|

DACA IS BACK! A federal judge on Friday, December 4th issued an order requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to start processing DACA applicants’ first-time and renewal requests as well as advance parole applications based on a grant of DACA. The judge ordered DHS to “post a public notice, within 3 calendar days of [...]

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

A judge ordered the US to accept new DACA applications. It is still unclear if the Trump administration will.

By |2021-05-10T12:09:39-04:00July 23rd, 2020|DACA, Trump|

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that how the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a massive victory for immigrant communities and their allies who mobilized to protect the DACA program. Although the Court sided with DACA recipients, it is essential [...]

Trump Wants to Bar Undocumented Immigrants Out of the 2020 Census

By |2021-05-10T12:12:57-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

President Donald Trump wants to bar undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. That's not all he's doing on immigration in 2020. In recent months, Trump has moved to reduce the number of foreign workers in the U.S., end a program that protects children brought to the country illegally, build more than 450 [...]

Trump Administration Drops Rule to Strip Visa’s from foreign students in online-only classes.

By |2021-05-10T12:27:52-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Immigration, Student Visas, Trump|

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration agreed Tuesday to rescind its controversial rule barring foreign students from living in the USA while taking fall classes online, a sharp reversal after the White House faced a slew of lawsuits challenging the policy. A Massachusetts judge announced the decision during a federal court hearing in a case [...]

ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants.

By |2021-05-11T07:51:17-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Deportation, Immigration, Trump|

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 implemented in 2013, but its [...]

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