Though a bevy of proposals — expanding TPS to more nations and issuing executive orders to give more categories of undocumented immigrants work eligibility — have been floated by immigration advocates, any new executive actions beyond TPS are likely to be challenged in court. Even so, business leaders, immigrants and politicians are urging the administration to do more.
A Pew Research report published last month found that between 2010 and 2021, the Venezuelan population in the U.S. increased by 169 percent, making it the fastest-growing group among Hispanic immigrants.
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A Wednesday decision by a federal judge in Texas against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program paints a grim future for “Dreamers,” who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The border was the hottest topic in Congress this week as Title 42 expired, Sen. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) defended Israel after taking offense to an event held by a House Democrat, and senators discussed energy permitting reform.
Three of Nevada’s Democratic lawmakers called the Biden administration “insufficiently prepared” to handle the expected influx of migrants at the southern border, asking the president to “surge” resources to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Several Nevada-based immigrant rights advocacy groups filed a federal civil rights complaint last week against two Nye County ICE detention centers for alleged verbal abuse, retaliation and medical negligence.
“We can't really keep on waiting anymore. Something needs to happen. And it has to happen now,” Bovadilla said of Congress' lame duck session. “It's being at home without feeling that sense of security.”
On March 18, 2020, USCIS temporarily closed field offices, leaving thousands unable to receive their citizenship. For those who had a ceremony or interview scheduled, it was postponed for a possible future date. In order to continue naturalization ceremonies, the USCIS transitioned to virtual ceremonies, and fully in-person ceremonies are starting again, bringing joy to new citizens.
Cesar Silva — father of immigration activist Astrid Silva — is the subject of a bill from Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) that would make him eligible for legal status, or at least halt the threat of deportation for now.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and a group of other Democratic senators are expected to soon present their third immigration proposal to the parliamentarian, which would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use its so-called parole authority. Both the House and Senate return from recess next week.