Immigration

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Greyhound Agrees to $2.2-Million Settlement for Allowing Customs Officials To Perform Illegal Immigration Sweeps on Its Buses

In Washington state, at least, border patrol agents will no longer be able to illegally sweep Greyhound bus lines looking for illegal immigrants. Nicholas K. Geranios of the Associated Press reported that “Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing…

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Advocates Locate Parents of 23 More Migrant Children Separated From Their Families by Trump Administration

Nearly two dozen families will soon reunite thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteer lawyers working toward reuniting children and parents who were separated at the border by former President Donald Trump. Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff of NBC News have reported that “pro bono lawyers tasked by…

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ICE Closing 2 Controversial Detention Centers Following Allegations of Abusive Treatment to Immigrants

Following rampant allegations of racism, excessive force and other abuses against immigrant detainees, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced that it will be closing two “troubled” detention centers in Georgia and Massachusetts. Julia Ainsley of NBC News has reported that “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed ICE to…

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Preliminary 2020 Census Data Suggest Massive Undercount of Minorities Including Latinx and Asian Populations

As more data from the 2020 Census emerges from the federal government, advocacy experts are becoming increasingly alarmed that vast swaths of minority segments, including Asian, Latinx, Black, and Indigenous populations, were severely undercounted during the last survey of the nation’s population conducted under the leadership of former President Donald…

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Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Drops Dramatically During First 4 Months of Biden Presidency — But Arrests Are on the Rise

President Biden’s campaign pledge to place a moratorium on the deportation of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally appears to be holding steady. Newly released data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement show that, following changes in enforcement policies and administration officials, federal immigration authorities have made significantly fewer…