Biden Moves to End Trump’s War on ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Biden Moves to End Trump’s War on ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The northern facade of the Department of Justice building in the Nation’s capital. Washington, DC / USA – April 22 2019 (Shutterstock) By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact The Biden administration has ended a Trump-era policy of denying so-called sanctuary cities from receiving certain forms of federal funding. The policy had been used in retaliation against […]

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

By Shaun Courtney, Bloomberg Government President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Homeland Security Department faces a delicate balancing act between immigration advocates calling for an overhaul of deportation policy and law enforcement groups that favor strong borders. Biden’s nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, is a former prosecutor backed by the country’s largest police union. As deputy […]

A Couple hid in two Philadelphia Churches for 843 Days to Avoid Deportation. Now They are Free

A Couple hid in two Philadelphia Churches for 843 Days to Avoid Deportation. Now They are Free

By Ganesh Setty, CNN (CNN) – For 843 days, Oneita and Clive Thompson took sanctuary in two Philadelphia churches to escape Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Daily life was constrained within the humble walls of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, and later the Tabernacle United Church downtown. They ate, bathed, and slept cloistered inside […]

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

By Mahuri Grewal, Washington Post The administration of President-elect Joe Biden must do more than reverse the cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. While the Trump administration’s policies have been particularly egregious, they are just the latest manifestation of a system that is fundamentally flawed. It is not enough to just turn back the […]