Immigration-Impact

  • Biden Administration Announces Plans to Ramp up Deportations of Families Arriving at the Border
    July 28, 2021

    As the number of families coming to the border has increased from June to July, the Biden administration is beginning yet another crackdown. Late on July 26, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would begin subjecting some families to “expedited removal.” This legal […]

  • The State of Texas is Arresting and Detaining Border Crossers for Trespassing
    July 27, 2021

    The state of Texas has started a concentrated effort to arrest immigrants who have recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. The immigrants are charged with criminal state offenses of trespassing and criminal mischief. The arrests are the latest in a series of attempts by Texas officials to increase […]

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down DACA: What You Need to Know
    July 19, 2021

    Nearly a decade after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to provide protections to undocumented immigrants brought here as children, Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas struck down the program on July 16, […]

  • Attorney General Garland Brings Back Administrative Closure for Immigration Judges
    July 16, 2021

    Attorney General Merrick Garland vacated Matter of Castro-Tum on July 15, reviving a key tool to help judges prioritize cases in the overburdened immigration court system and allow people facing deportation to pursue all available paths to legal status. In Matter of Cruz-Valdez, the attorney […]

  • Who Is Ed Gonzalez? Biden’s ICE Nominee Signals Few Changes for the Agency
    July 15, 2021

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may soon have its first Senate-confirmed leader in nearly five years. On July 15, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination for the head of ICE, Ed Gonzalez, who is currently the Sheriff of Harris […]

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