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Tag Archives: Immigration

Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Democrats’ Plan B on Immigration

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Democrats were dealt another setback on Wednesday when the Senate parliamentarian rejected their second proposal to include green cards for millions of undocumented immigrants as part of their $3.5 trillion spending plan. Democrats initially had hoped to include a pathway to citizenship for DACA holders, farmworkers, and essential workers, but …

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Immigration Order

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A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s controversial order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants, ruling that it is likely to be found unconstitutional in a blow to Abbott’s immigration policy agenda. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas also ruled that …

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President Biden Raises U.S. Refugee Cap to 62.5K for 2021

In a policy reversal Monday, President Joe Biden announced his administration will raise the refugee admissions cap to its previously announced goals of 62,500 for the fiscal year 2021 and 125,000 in 2022. Biden announced the decision after receiving widespread criticism over a move last month to leave the 2021 refugee …

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President Biden Nominates Texas Sheriff For ICE Director

President Joe Biden will nominate Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If confirmed, Gonzalez will be the first politically appointed director. Gonzalez, who has a decades-long career in law enforcement, was elected as sheriff of Harris County in 2016. He is …

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President Biden To Lift Trump-Era Refugee Cap After Pushback

President Joe Biden is amending refugee admission policies after receiving push back from Democrats and immigration advocates for keeping former President Donald Trump’s 15,000 refugee cap for Africa and the Middle East. “It is simply unacceptable and unconscionable that the Biden Administration is not immediately repealing Donald Trump’s harmful, xenophobic, …

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President Biden’s 100-Day Deportation Pause Banned By Judge

President Joe Biden’s administration has been banned by U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on deportations. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the moratorium violated federal law and would cost the state of Texas more money. On his campaign trail, President Biden said he’d enforce …

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