The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

A case before the court will determine whether immigrants have access to a bond hearing to justify detention, and whether advocates can use a critical tool to bring them relief.

The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

By Michael Tan, ACLU On January 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Garland v. Gonzalez, the latest in a series of cases the court has taken on immigration detention. The case presents a basic question: whether the federal government can lock immigrants up, for months or even years, without a hearing to determine […]

Biden’s Border Ambitions Fall Short in a Year of Setbacks and Continued Focus on Deterrence

Biden’s Border Ambitions Fall Short in a Year of Setbacks and Continued Focus on Deterrence

Group of migrants surrenders to a border patrol agent after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. – Juárez Chihuahua Mexico 11-22-2021 By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact President Biden took office committing to unwind Trump’s border policies and go in a new direction—to reunite families, restore access to asylum, and reverse “policies enacted […]

The Immigration Policy Successes and Failures of the Biden Administration

The Immigration Policy Successes and Failures of the Biden Administration

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the end of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Rome. – Rome, Italy – October 31, 2021 By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration has—in its first year—rolled back many of the worst discriminatory policies implemented by the Trump administration that targeted non-U.S. […]

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants From 15 Countries Using Temporary Protected Status

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants From 15 Countries Using Temporary Protected Status

Thirty mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Biden Administration today requesting that they designate or redesignate 15 countries for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The countries include: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Cameroon, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Sudan. The letter explains how designation […]

On Immigration, Biden Regains His Footing

On Immigration, Biden Regains His Footing

A woman takes part in a car caravan to call for the Biden administration provide a pathway to citizenship for the 4 million Black migrants in the United States, in Los Angeles, May 6, 2021. (Shutterstock) By AV Press Releases President Biden seems to have his immigration mojo back. After a flurry of pro-immigrant policymaking […]

Biden Immigration Overhaul Would Reunite Families Split up by Deportation

Biden Immigration Overhaul Would Reunite Families Split up by Deportation

Families separated by the border between Mexico and the United States meet this morning at the Rio Grande, where they hug for four minutes. – Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 06-24-2017 (Shutterstock) By Robert McKee Irwin, The Conversation Hundreds of thousands of immigrant families have been separated by deportation from the United States, in many cases with […]

Federal Judge Indefinitely Blocks Biden Administration’s 100-day Moratorium on Most Deportations

Federal Judge Indefinitely Blocks Biden Administration’s 100-day Moratorium on Most Deportations

Houston — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the state. Mr. Biden proposed the 100-day pause on deportations during […]

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

Border Patrol observes a bittersweet reunion through the US-Mexico fence between DACA recipients and parents who’ve been deported. – Nogales, Ariz. / US – June 11, 2013 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigrant Impact In a blow to the Biden administration, a federal judge in Texas has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to enforce its […]