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    The majority of working Americans believe the United States has too much immigration, a new poll reveals. The Grinnell College poll, in partnership with Ann Selzer, who is considered the best pollster, asked American adults if they agree or disagree that there are “too many immigrants coming to the U.S.” The poll, like others, shows that Americans most likely to...
    The Biden administration this week announced that the travel restrictions at the Canadian and Mexican land borders will be rolled back for non-essential travel for vaccinated foreign nationals, and that in January even those engaged in essential travel will need to be vaccinated – a mandate that those entering the U.S. illegally do not face. Non-essential travel across land borders...
                      by Evan Stambaugh  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has given around $250,000 to two Minnesota organizations that will assist lawful permanent residents (LPRs) in becoming U.S. citizens. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced the funding in a Friday news release. The International Institute of Minnesota and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation making it illegal to use a person’s immigration status against them. Threats to report a person’s immigration status could previously be treated as a crime in cases of labor and sex trafficking, but they weren’t treated as potential extortion or coercion offenses. The bill now allows prosecutors to charge individuals...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Democrats’ stalled budget bill includes $8 billion a year for 10 years for illegal immigrant parents, the Center for Immigration Studies announced on Tuesday. The bill would replace a program that requires parents to work to receive welfare and increase the funds available to illegal immigrant parents...
    Democrats’ stalled budget bill includes $8 billion a year for 10 years for illegal immigrant parents, the Center for Immigration Studies announced on Tuesday. The bill would replace a program that requires parents to work to receive welfare and increase the funds available to illegal immigrant parents because some who work “off the books” can’t verify their employment, according to the...
    The Senate parliamentarian has nixed Democrats' back-up plan for getting immigration reform into a sweeping spending bill, handing them a second setback.   Democrats had pitched parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough on legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants by making a change to the date for when undocumented immigrants within the United States can apply to adjust their legal status.  But MacDonough told Democrats that...
    by Maurizio Guerrero  This story was originally published at Prism. Tens of thousands of immigrants with strong ties to their communities are deported from the United States every year just because they cannot afford an attorney. Immigrant advocates nationwide are pushing the Biden administration for decisive action and funding to support universal legal representation efforts to give immigrants...
    Democrats are searching for alternative ways to include mass amnesty in their budget reconciliation legislation after the Senate parliamentarian advised Sunday that measures providing a pathway to citizenship for 8 million illegal immigrants could not be attached to their go-it-alone $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. “Last night's ruling was extremely disappointing. It saddened me, it frustrated me, it angered me,...
    Illegal immigrants who helped clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks asked for legal status in the U.S. in return, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Illegal immigrants who worked as clean up crews in the months following the attacks and suffered from serious medical conditions were concerned that seeking professional help could get them deported, according to...
    Undocumented immigrants will soon benefit from free legal services, medical screening and other assistance, thanks to a new pilot program funded by the Department of Homeland Security.The Case Management Pilot Program is designed for immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, who instead of being put in detention are released on ankle monitors or are required to make regular check-ins.The program will pay...
    MCALLEN, Texas — Some migrants who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation late Saturday night said they plan on working when they settle in the interior of the U.S. Others said they want to study first so they can better support their families. A migrant man from Honduras told the DCNF that he worked dishwashing and other restaurant jobs...
    Senate Democrats have launched an ambitious, politically fraught effort to smash through decades of legislative inaction on immigration reform and provide a direct pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants in America. If the measures become law, they would reshape the legal landscape for immigrants, potentially providing the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigration statutes since the Reagan administration...
    MILLIONS of illegal immigrants could get legal status under the Democrats' new $3.5trillion budget proposal. The plan - unveiled by Senate Democrats on Monday - does not specify numbers but looks to provide "lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants." 2The plan was unveiled by Senate Democrats on Monday. Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader is picturedCredit: AP It will also provide...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlined plans for Democrats to pass legislation to give legal status to some immigrants illegally residing in the United States and to fund border security improvements. Schumer included the measures Monday in Senate Democrats' fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, which, if passed, would create a legislative process that would allow Democrats to pass legislation...
    SACRAMENTO —  There’s a calculation Jonatan Gutierrez knows too well, a cost-benefit analysis uninsured Californians make daily: Is the pain or illness worth the cost of seeing a doctor or walking into an emergency room? Gutierrez has watched his parents navigate that uncertainty. At times, the 32-year-old has lived it himself. Despite qualifying based on earnings for the state’s healthcare...
    By SOPHIA TAREEN | Associated Press CHICAGO — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live in the U.S. She’s not...
    Republicans are sounding the alarm over a Democratic push to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in their budget reconciliation proposal, with the possibility that the effort could get through without the need for any Republican support. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted the idea during an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle" Monday. REPUBLICANS SOUND ALARM OVER DEM AMNESTY PUSH...
    Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Thursday moved to stop a $50 million pilot program that would use taxpayer money to pay for lawyers to represent migrants who had crossed the southern border.  The Commerce-Justice-Science Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Appropriations Bill establishes a $50 million pilot program to "provide legal representation to immigrant children and families seeking asylum and other forms...
    Essential immigrant workers and their allies at a citizenship rally in Washington, D.C. last month Earlier this week we highlighted the passage of the Agricultural Worker’s Rights bill in Colorado, historic legislation that will finally extend to farmworkers in the state important protections that were previously denied to them due to racist, 1930s exclusions in labor law.  But that bill is in fact just one of roughly a dozen pro-immigrant bills...
                        Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) is offering grants to educate Hamilton County immigrants in English literacy and civics. However, TDLWD confirmed with The Tennessee Star that it won’t be requiring proof of legal status for participation. TDLWD hasn’t required proof for nearly two years. The department explained...
    President Joe Biden may soon allow legal immigrants with green cards to secure American citizenship without undergoing a standard name check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Center for Immigration Studies Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy Robert Law writes that sources with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have indicated that the Biden administration is planning...
    The Biden administration urged Congress to pass an act that would allow 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. to obtain citizenship Tuesday. President Joe Biden asked Congress to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 that would create a way for illegal immigrants to apply for lawful permanent residency and citizenship, according to a White House proclamation to...
    SACRAMENTO — California would allow seniors living in the country illegally to apply for the state’s healthcare program for low-income residents under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal unveiled Friday. The $859-million expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to cover adults 60 or older regardless of immigration status comes as the state’s coffers have been stuffed with a massive influx of...
    President Joe Biden rescinded former President Donald Trump's executive order that would have denied visas to immigrants who were viewed as a financial "burden" to the U.S. healthcare system. SOUTHERN BORDER CRISIS MIGHT SINK BIDEN IMMIGRATION PLAN The White House announced Friday afternoon that it would not go forward with the Trump administration's plan because it "does not advance...
    'It would be building on this sense in law enforcement that they should be rounding up immigrants,' said one immigration attorney, who called the legislation 'profoundly dangerous.' Republican senators co-sponsored a bill on Wednesday to expand the power of local and state law enforcement, giving them the authority to arrest...
    Demonstrators outside Otay Mesa in 2018 The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved a one-year, $5 million pilot program that will provide legal assistance to immigrants detained at nearby Otay Mesa Detention Facility, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Unlike in the criminal court system, people facing immigration court aren’t guaranteed legal help, no matter how vulnerable—or young—they might be. “The...
    San Diego’s board of supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to provide cost-free attorneys to illegal immigrants facing deportation – even as state and federal officials are scaling down COVID-19 testing on migrants. The county’s public defender’s office and legal nonprofits will be tasked with representing detainees at the federal Otay Mesa Detention Center, according to the San Diego Union Tribune....
    Residents of San Diego may soon be covering the costs of lawyers for illegal immigrants who are in federal custody and facing deportation. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to move on a $5 million, yearlong pilot program through which the local government would pay for attorneys to represent immigrants being held at Immigration and...
    Former President George W. Bush says the United States needs more foreign workers to take American jobs, even as nearly 17 million Americans are unemployed. During an interview with the Today morning show, Bush said President Joe Biden’s administration ought to increase legal immigration levels to fill American jobs with more foreign workers as the U.S.-Mexico border is overwhelmed with...
    Former President George W. Bush said he supports widespread amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. “Americans who favor a path to citizenship for those brought here as children, known as ‘dreamers,’ are not advocating open borders,” the former president said in an op-ed for the Washington Post. Bush pointed to former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action...
    Former President George W. Bush on Friday made a call for what he described as a "gradual" path to legal residency and eventually citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants -- while at the same time claiming that "amnesty" would be "fundamentally unfair." Bush, whose 2007 push for an immigration reform bill met with furious resistance from his own party, wrote an...
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested President Joe Biden is attempting to “remake the demographics of America” with mass immigration policies that seek to pack as many foreign nationals into the United States as possible. In an interview with Fox Business Channel, Johnson said Vice President Kamala Harris, named by Biden as “crisis manager,” is aware of the surge of illegal...
    Former President George W. Bush has renewed his call for bipartisan immigration reform – including a way for people who came here illegally to 'earn' citizenship through a 'gradual process.' Bush made his immigration pitch – where he also called border security a potential area for agreement – as he released a new book that imbues his appeal with a...
    A budget amendment to broaden the Medicaid eligibility for legal immigrants could cost the state more than $4 million. In an amendment effective this month, the state has ended a policy that required legal permanent residents to have 10 years of work history before they can be eligible for Medicaid benefits. The change will affect thousands of immigrants residing...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of permanent residents in Virginia will qualify for Medicaid due a new rule that eliminates the 10-year work history requirement. The requirement is known as the “40-quarter rule,” according to the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that advocates for low-income Virginians. The commonwealth was one of six states with a 10-year work history...
    DACA recipients and millions of hardworking immigrants across America have lived in the shadows for far too long. Hope springs anew with the House passing HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, but this matter has needed attention for decades. Not since a bipartisan Congress overwhelmingly passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 have we gotten close...
    More On: illegal immigrants NY Dems wrangle over unemployment benefits to undocumented workers Sisters dropped over Mexican border by smugglers ‘doing fine,’ official says NYS lawmakers, Cuomo negotiating $2.1B fund for illegal immigrants, ex-cons AOC finally slams Biden’s ‘barbaric’ border conditions, says families deserve reparations State lawmakers are looking to set aside $2.1 billion in this year’s budget for...
    The surge of illegal immigration at the southern border is surely frustrating for some but it’s infuriating for immigrants who did it legally, Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) founder Nick Adams argued on "FOX Business Tonight." "Nobody gets more frustrated by what we’re seeing at the border right now than legal immigrants like me," he said. "People that spent...
    New York : New legislation could guarantee legal aid to migrant children and other vulnerable people during deportation or representation processes in court. It is about the Law of Financing of Lawyers for Indigent Deportation Procedures (FAIR) that will be presented this Tuesday by the senator Kirsten gillibrand (New York) supported by at least 80 civic organizations that work...
    By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that faces an uphill climb in the Senate. On a near party-line 228-197 vote Thursday, lawmakers approved...
    House lawmakers passed two significant immigration reform bills on Thursday that would provide a pathway to either citizenship or legal status for certain groups of immigrants in the U.S. Both measures passed the House in 2019 with bipartisan support. One of the measures – the American Dream and Promise Act – would create a pathway to permanent residency and,...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation giving young "Dreamer" immigrants protection from deportation and a path toward citizenship won the backing of a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Voting was continuing on the bill that, if passed, would face difficulties in the Senate amid Republican opposition. (Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Tim ahmann) Copyright...
    New York : Immigrants have been detained during interviews at USCIS. Photo: John Moore / . The federal district judge Susan Illston, in California, blocked a decision by the former president’s government Donald trump that limited the power of immigration judges to close and reopen cases. His decision primarily impacts those facing deportation, both to...
    After decades of failed attempts at passing comprehensive immigration reform and a tepid response to President Joe Biden's marquee bill on the issue, congressional Democrats are now focusing on narrower, more tailored measures they hope will eventually lead to wide scale reform. The House this week will vote on a pair of immigration measures that are expected to pass...
    A coalition of 11 states are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to challenge the Biden administration’s move to drop a Trump-era policy that restricts immigrants deemed reliant on welfare from receiving green cards. The "public charge" rule was introduced by the Trump administration in 2019 and  expanded the definition of "public charge" as an immigrant who receives one or more...
    President Joe Biden’s administration eliminated a Trump-era immigration policy Thursday that allowed the U.S. government to deny immigrants permanent legal status for relying on government assistance, The Hill reported. Former President Donald Trump’s administration extended the public charge rule in 2019 to deny immigrants permanent legal status for reliance on Medicaid, cash assistance and housing assistance. Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the...
    The Biden administration plans to announce Monday that it will offer deportation relief and work permits to thousands of Venezuelan immigrants living in the U.S., citing the political and economic turmoil in the South American country, four congressional officials told CBS News. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to make certain Venezuelans eligible for Temporary Protected Status...
    New York : 40% of the inhabitants of the Big Apple were not born here. Photo: Fernando Martínez / Impremedia While the 2021 electoral campaign of the candidates for Mayor of New York City and the Council barely ignites engines, in a complicated year in the face of a pandemic, organizations that defend the immigrant...
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