In late January, the new U.S. Administration signed a memorandum fortifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The Administration also granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more individuals: those from Venezuela and Burma. Building on this, broad legislative immigration reform has also been proposed, including a path to citizenship for DACA (or Dreamers) and TPS beneficiaries, as well as undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States. On March 18, 2021,
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Hundreds of migrant children still separated from their family may be allowed to reunite in the United States — and some may have the opportunity to stay. Under the former administration, more than 5,500 migrant children were separated from their parents when they entered the country, and more than 1,400 parents were ultimately deported without their children. In early 2021, the parents of more than 600 children still not located. In February, the new U.S.
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Executive Order 13769, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”, politically labeled as the “Muslim Ban” or a “travel ban”, was a controversial executive order by the former US Administration. Except for the extent to which it was blocked by various courts, it was in effect from January 27, 2017, until March 6, 2017, when it was superseded by Executive Order 13780. Executive Order 13769 lowered the number of refugees
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January 4, 2021

Worker Visa Freeze Extended

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As of January 2021, the Administration has extended an order suspending the issuance of certain types of work visas for another three months, citing the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The extension means hundreds of thousands of foreigners looking to work in the United States will continue to have to wait until at least the end of March before having another chance to attain coveted visas to enter the country. The halt was set
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November 30, 2020

First Latino to Head DHS Under Biden

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President-elect Joe Biden announced this week he intends to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, the first immigrant and Latino to do so. The Cuban American was deputy secretary of DHS under former Secretary Jeh Johnson and the director of USCIS during former President Barack Obama’s term. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Mayorkas will also oversee other agencies that include Customs and Border Protection, the Coast Guard, and the
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