Immigration Reform Package Revealed

Joe Biden promised to unveil a substantial immigration reform legislation package during his first days in office. Today, the Biden administration proposed legislation was unveiled. The House version of the immigration package is sponsored by Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA). The Senate version is sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). In late January Sánchez announced a… Read More Immigration Reform Package Revealed

Biden Immigration Reform Package Expected This Week

The Biden administration is expected to officially release its immigration reform package to Congress this week. On Friday, asylum seekers stuck in México under Trump’s Remain in Mexico program are expected to begin trickling into the United States after Biden canceled the policy keeping asylum seekers in México. Joe Biden has committed to making substantial… Read More Biden Immigration Reform Package Expected This Week

Is ICE Expediting Deportations to Stymie Biden?

Recent events suggest that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is attempting to stymie the Biden administration’s attempt to make changes to America’s immigration policies. As the Biden administration was preparing to take office, the Trump administration was signing last minute agreements with some cities and states that forces the Biden administration to consult with the… Read More Is ICE Expediting Deportations to Stymie Biden?

Last Minute Trump Immigration Agreements Spell Out Ani-Immigration Mindset

The Sanctuary for Americans First Enacted (SAFE) Agreements were signed with Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and the sheriff’s department in Rockingham County in North Carolina in the late January before the Biden administration took control of the government. In total, nine agreements were signed by DHS. [1] The agreements includes Homeland Security, the Border Patrol,… Read More Last Minute Trump Immigration Agreements Spell Out Ani-Immigration Mindset

Will Biden’s Immigration Reform Be Adopted?

The last time undocumented immigrants living in America were offered a pathway to citizenship was under a Republican president, Ronald Reagan. Now, not only do the Republicans support Donald J. Trump, who publicly hates immigrants, but the Republicans are now poised to derail Biden’s ambitious immigration reform package. Since Reagan’s 1986 legalization legislation, there have… Read More Will Biden’s Immigration Reform Be Adopted?

California Congresswomen Leading The Fight For Immigration Reform

Now that Joe Biden has offered an ambitious immigration reform package that should soon reach the Congress, the question becomes, who in Congress will help push the proposed legislation forward? It is expected that there will be significant resistance to the proposal, as such members of Congress who support the reforms will have to lobby… Read More California Congresswomen Leading The Fight For Immigration Reform

Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 – The Highlights

Joe Biden has proposed an ambitious immigration reform package to overhaul America’s antiquated immigration laws. According to the fact sheet released by the Biden administration on January 20, 2021, Biden proposes to streamline the path to citizenship for “hardworking people who enrich” America. The proposed legislation proposed to address “the root causes of migration from… Read More Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 – The Highlights

Biden Administration Must Overhaul Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The Joe Biden administration has signaled that it is offering an ambitious immigration reform package to Congress. Although the package is yet to be fully released, it has been reported that among the proposed reforms includes legalization for about 11 million undocumented immigrants and the Dreamers. The Biden proposal is ambitious. However, it is facing… Read More Biden Administration Must Overhaul Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Biden To Push Forth Immigration Reform

Incoming president Joe Biden, who will take office on Wednesday, plans to introduce “a sweeping immigration” bill, according to Politico. [1] In June, Biden tweeted that “on day one” he would send Congress legislation offering “a clear roadmap to citizenship” for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Several news reports… Read More Biden To Push Forth Immigration Reform

The El Paso Nexus To The Missing Children

According to a report in The Washington Post yesterday, there are 545 orphaned migrant children because the federal government cannot find their parents. The Trump Administration launched a “zero tolerance” program designed to discourage migrants from coming to the country. As part of the deterrence program, the federal government began summarily separating migrant children from… Read More The El Paso Nexus To The Missing Children

Originalism And The Census And Undocumented Immigrants

Every ten years the United States counts the number of people living in America. The count is used to designate who represents the country in the House of Representatives. The count is also used for distributing federal funds, among other things. This is the Census. It is enshrined in the Constitution. The Supreme Court will… Read More Originalism And The Census And Undocumented Immigrants

Department of Homeland Security Accused of Illegal Activities in Guatemala

On October 13, 2020, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate released a Democratic Staff Report titled, DHS Run Amok? The report states that “in January 2020, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Democratic Staff uncovered a disturbing incident in which DHS misused State Department funding to carry out an unauthorized operation.” The… Read More Department of Homeland Security Accused of Illegal Activities in Guatemala

Los Angeles Pays $14 Million To Settle Lawsuit For Detaining Immigrants

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County “agreed to pay out $14 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the Sheriff’s Department routinely held people in jail beyond their release dates solely because of pending immigration investigations.” [1] As of 2014, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has stopped honoring ICE… Read More Los Angeles Pays $14 Million To Settle Lawsuit For Detaining Immigrants

El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

El Paso Politics recently reported, that El Paso immigration judges are among the worst in the nation for asylum seekers. Various news outlets are reporting that justice department officials drove the immigration policy of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration surge to control the border. The New York Times states… Read More El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

There are growing protests across America demanding that police departments be defunded. Other protestors are demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be abolished. Protestors in Portland protested outside the ICE building recently. ICE has drawn attention in recent years as the Trump Administration has intensified efforts to close the borders to immigrants. U.S.… Read More The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

It showed up on my Apple news feed innocently enough and I almost skipped the article. I almost skipped it because it was from The Kansas City Star, a newspaper I wasn’t familiar with and I was afraid it was just clickbait. But the headline, As a Black US diplomat in Mexico, I was constantly… Read More U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants

Anyone that knows anything about Donald Trump knows that Trump has waged an unrelenting war against immigrants. His attacks on immigrants is xenophobic. The Trump narrative is that immigrants are bad for America. Trump argues that in this time of economic strife, immigrants need not apply to come work in America because Americans deserve to… Read More Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants

Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020

Immigrants in America are facing a binary choice in November between the status-quo of remaining marginalized in America or being terrorized for being immigrants. The two presumptive presidential candidates; Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not for immigration, notwithstanding the political rhetoric coming from both. Neither are offering to bring immigrants out of the shadows.… Read More Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020

Thousands Of Federal Employees To Lose Jobs Over War On Immigrants

Donald Trump recently further restricted immigration to the United States ostensibly to protect American jobs. Most anti-immigrants argue that immigrants are a drain on the U.S. taxpayers, American resources and add to America’s lowered wages. Trump has waged a war on immigrants and his immigrant bashing is about to cost American jobs. With unemployment rates… Read More Thousands Of Federal Employees To Lose Jobs Over War On Immigrants

John Bolton Book On Trump Immigration Rhetoric

Yesterday, John Bolton’s book; The Room Where It Happened officially went on sale. Although Bolton dealt mainly with national security issues, his book offers us a glimpse into Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric. It is understood that Donald Trump is using the immigration issue to bolster his support among his base. Trump has unleashed a war… Read More John Bolton Book On Trump Immigration Rhetoric

Thirty-Five Countries Have Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship

Unrestricted birthright citizenship is attaining citizenship simply by being born in the county. Jus soli is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is controversial in the U.S. Several countries offer birthright citizenship but with limitations. For example. Colombia requires that at least one parent be a citizen at the time… Read More Thirty-Five Countries Have Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship