CBP deported newly born American citizens

Deportations in the midst of a health emergency The sudden arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic forced governments around the world to adopt emergency measures to prevent the massive spread of the virus, as well as to protect the economy, the health system and provide the best possible conditions for the local population and citizens…

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Lowest number of deportations during Donald Trump's term

Deportation as the Trump administration’s strategy to curb illegal immigration Over the past four years, the Trump administration’s effort has been heavily focused on reducing immigration, both illegal and legal, although most policies implemented during his term have had a major impact on illegal immigration, surveillance at the borders and immigration enforcement within the US.…

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Biden's team evaluates the possibility of exempting Hondurans and Guatemalans from deportation

The Biden government plans to increase benefits and alternatives for immigrant communities The US presidential elections took place on November 3, 2020, and the local population elected the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, as the nation’s 46th president, who will take office on January 20, 2021. Thus, the country is going through a transition period. It…

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The Trump administration did not comply with the order regarding deportations of unaccompanied minors

The health emergency allowed mass deportations The sudden arrival of the global Coronavirus pandemic and its massive outbreak in the US forced the Trump administration to adopt emergency measures to mitigate the impact of the health crisis, as well as to carry out strategies and action plans to restore the economic balance after a considerable…

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Children of H-1B visa holders could face deportation proceedings

Business immigration in the US The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers multiple alternatives for foreign workers through business immigration programs; from highly qualified and specialized workers in sectors such as technology, science or research, to farmers, inexperienced workers, and personnel for the US food supply chain. It is important to clarify that, apart…

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Guatemala asks the US government to suspend deportations

Natural disasters in Central America In November 2020, during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Central American territory was hit by two hurricanes, which fall into the strongest categories (4-5). These natural disasters affected vulnerable territories, increasing famine among Central American citizens and worsening the local economic system. Adding to that, the global Coronavirus pandemic also…

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Congressmen send letter to DHS to halt deportations amid health crisis

The global pandemic and the reaction of governments around the world The massive outbreak of COVID-19 around the world was sudden and forced governments to implement emergency measures and strategies to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, protect the local population, prevent its spread in their territories and safeguard essential resources. Certainly, since it is…

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DOJ halts deportations of women involved in medical scandal

Medical scandal at Georgia immigration detention center Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal entity in charge of overseeing immigration detention centers around the US, where undocumented foreigners go while their deportation processes are completed or until they receive a response to their immigration applications. ICE is now more powerful than ever under the…

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Deported Mexicans yearn for alternatives to return to the US

New government plans to restructure the immigration system It is no secret that the Trump administration has focused heavily on reducing immigration for the past four years. With this, we refer not only to illegal immigration, but his government also implemented hundreds of changes and policies that substantially restrict legal immigration processes. However, despite the…

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New rule limits EADs for immigrants with deportation orders

The Trump administration limits work permits for foreigners with pending deportation proceedings The Trump administration, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), proposed a new rule that would substantially limit the possibility for thousands of asylum seekers to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). OSUP and EAD To better understand the issue at hand, it…

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