After DACA ruling and other events, advocates call for immigration reform

Advocates hoped for sooner changes on immigration Since President Joe Biden launched his political campaign for the November 2020 elections, he and his team constantly emphasized the unpostponable need to restructure the immigration system from its roots and pave the way to remove outdated rules and implement immigration policies more aligned with the globalized world…

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Biden faces pressure to reopen the borders

The global pandemic and border restrictions The global Coronavirus pandemic not only affected the healthcare system, but also impacted multiple sectors of society as we know it, if not all. This is related to the fact that, due to the sanitary crisis, governments around the world implemented a wide number of rules, measures and regulations…

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After DACA ruling, pressure mounts to promote immigration reform

The USCIS can no longer approve new DACA applications Following a verdict by a federal judge in Texas, the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) can no longer approve new applications for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which is a deportation relief program that protects young immigrants who came to the US as minors,…

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Agriculture Secretary: Foreign workers need to be protected

Agriculture Secretary: Foreign workers need to be protected On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, the 32nd US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack commented on the importance of protecting foreign farm workers in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is in the midst of discussions and debates regarding several immigration bills. Vilsack openly stated that since…

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What has Biden done on immigration in his first six months?

Immigration – A Pillar for the Current Administration President Joe Biden arrived at the White House with the firm intention of improving the US immigration system, which, in his opinion, has been outdated and broken for quite some time now. Under this idea, the Biden administration has always had the goal of removing and lifting…

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Several immigration bills might still benefit Dreamers

Thousands of Dreamers are now in limbo During Donald Trump’s term, Dreamers went through difficult situations and were on the chopping block between 2017 and 2021. To give a little more context, Dreamers are young immigrants who came to the US as minors and who do not have legal documentation. In the Trump administration’s opinion,…

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Major tech companies criticize judge's decision on DACA

Judge bans new DACA applications In 2012, the administration of then-President Barack Obama officially implemented a program called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which has become a primary benefit for the immigrant community known as Dreamers. Dreamers are young immigrants who were brought to the US without legal documentation as children. Since it was…

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The Biden Administration plans to appeal DACA's ruling

What is DACA and who are the Dreamers? In 2012, in an attempt to protect undocumented immigrants who are essential workers, the Barack Obama administration implemented a program called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which offers relief from deportation to young immigrants known as Dreamers. The term Dreamers refers to immigrants who came to…

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Judge rules against program that protects young immigrants

Judge rules against program that protects young immigrants On Friday, July 16, 2021, Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen ruled against the deportation relief program called DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects young immigrants who were brought to the US without legal documentation when they were minors, known as Dreamers. This program was initially…

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Biden's nominee to lead ICE talks about his future duties

ICE, an entity mired in controversy The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has several branches focused on the immigration sector. One of these entities is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), which is in charge of enforcing immigration law both at the borders and within the US. ICE has always been embroiled in a gigantic social…

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