The Biden Administration Plans To Put Some Deportations On Hold As Immigration Courts Face A Staggering Backlog
A memo obtained by BuzzFeed News outlines the deportation cases the administration wants to prioritize and which should be taken off court calendars.
Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced plans to end Title 42, the Trump-era policy that claimed the pandemic made speedy expulsions necessary.
The memo is the latest effort on the part of the Biden administration’s push to reshape the role of immigration enforcement in the US.
Critics have long accused the US of using the pandemic as an excuse to get around asylum obligations and discourage immigrants from attempting to cross the border.
Immigrants in shelters near the US border report having to deal with restricted access to phones, lack of privacy, and threats of being kicked out. Some disappear after venturing outside.
“Migrants Could Be Caught In The Middle”: An Internal DHS Email Details Potential Dangers For Asylum-Seekers In Mexico
Immigrants sent back to dangerous border towns in Mexico while trying to obtain asylum face gang violence, rape, and kidnapping.
ICE Is Creating A New Policy For Subpoenaing Reporters After Trying To Force BuzzFeed News To Turn Over Information
After Congress demanded changes, ICE officials will now have to get approval from senior leaders before issuing an administrative subpoena to members of the media.
An Inspector General Report That Called For Immigrants To Be Removed From Unsanitary Conditions Has Sparked A Big Interagency Fight
The recommendation to remove all detainees was met with a blistering response from ICE officials who called into question the integrity of the report.
As with other immigrants and asylum-seekers, border authorities have been told they can make exceptions for Ukrainians on a case-by-case basis.
The move, allowing more than 70,000 Afghans in the US to apply for TPS, is designed to protect them from returning to unsafe conditions in their homeland.
The Biden Administration Has Been Planning To Tell Mexico That A Trump-Era Policy Could Soon End And Attract More Immigrants To The Border
Returning to prepandemic practices could “seriously strain” border resources and lead to a challenging humanitarian situation in northern Mexico, a draft Department of Homeland Security document warns.
Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking an investigation into whether the program, which obtained about 6 million records from people in several Southwest states, was constitutional.
A Judge Has Ordered The Biden Administration To Resume Trump’s Policy Of Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border
President Biden has continued to invoke the public health order to expel most immigrants at the southern border, but was making an exception for children who arrive without an adult family member.
This Ukrainian Man And His Family Fled Just In Time For US Protection, But Others May Not Be So Lucky
“Not even in my dreams could I have imagined fleeing the country I lived in for 18 years.”
The move comes as an estimated 1 million Ukrainians have fled Russia’s brutal invasion.
Biden Is Expanding The Number Of Sudanese And South Sudanese Who Can Obtain Temporary Protected Status In The US
The Trump administration had tried to roll back the protections, but DHS officials say immigrants from the region still face violence and political turmoil back home.
US Border Authorities Have Incorrectly Placed Immigrants With Medical Conditions In The Relaunched “Remain In Mexico” Program, Attorneys Say
At least nine immigrants identified by attorneys as being vulnerable have been taken out of the program, but one was mistakenly returned to Mexico.
The Biden administration has maintained it is being forced to restart the program, but it has also expanded who is eligible.
Internal Investigators Told ICE To Stop Sending Immigrants To A Prison In Louisiana Because Of A Culture That Can Lead To Abuse
“By the time I get them out, they are half the person they used to be.”
An Internal Document Shows DHS Officials Advised Against Haitian Deportations, Fearing They Could Violate Human Rights Obligations
The internal warning sheds new light into how some within the department had deep concerns about the safety of Haitians being returned to their home country.