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Tag Archives: Alejandro Mayorkas

U.S. To Open Mexico And Canada Borders For Vaccinated Travelers

Canada Border

The United States will lift Covid-19 restrictions at its land and ferry borders next month to fully vaccinated, discretionary travelers from Canada and Mexico. On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced that, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts, the …

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Biden Administration Ends Workplace Immigration Raids

Alejandro Mayorkas

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities to end the practice of workplace deportation raids. In a memo to immigration agency officials, Mayorkas outlined new enforcement priorities that aim to target employers that exploit unauthorized immigrants. “The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting …

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Biden Administration Takes Steps To Preserve DACA

DACA

The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it is proposing a rule that would “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA, which was created in 2012 through executive action by then-President Barack Obama, has allowed about 600,000 immigrants, most of whom were brought to …

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US Clears Encampment Of Haitian Migrants In Del Rio, Texas

Alejandro Mayorkas

There are no more migrants crowded under the Del Rio bridge in South Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday, days after viral images of Border Patrol agents using reins against Haitian migrants drew widespread condemnation. “As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp …

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Biden Administration Launches Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Vice President Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday announced a new anti-trafficking and human smuggling task force operation in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico. Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the initiative during a joint press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei while in Guatemala on her first official foreign trip. “Transnational human smuggling …

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Senate Confirms Deanne Criswell As First Woman To Lead FEMA

The Senate confirmed Deanne Criswell to be the next administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by unanimous consent Thursday. Criswell is the first woman to lead FEMA since its creation in 1979. “I congratulate Deanne Criswell on her historic confirmation to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency …

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