Without lawyer, immigrants face intimidation and complex system alone
For centuries, people of all backgrounds have fled persecution seeking a better life and opportunities for their families. Coming from a Jewish background, my ancestors struggled for centuries to find a place where they were safe and welcome. Just like many Americans, my great-great grandparents immigrated to the United States because of its promises of […]
Biden rolls back Trump policy on separation of migrant children from their parents
President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that will reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents.
Private prison phase-out is welcome. Now do it for immigration.
Less than a week into his term, Biden issued an executive order that will phase out Department of Justice contracts with private firms that operate criminal detention facilities. It was a welcome move. But an incomplete one.
Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in a […]
President Biden urges a divided nation to ‘end this uncivil war’ in inaugural address
WASHINGTON — Calling on Americans to bridge the widening divisions in the country, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, completing the peaceful transition of presidential power on the same stage where a violent mob just two weeks ago sought to prevent him from taking office. Standing before an unusually […]