Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna introduced the resolution in Congress Tuesday to urge President Joe Biden to acknowledge the United States’ role in El Salvador’s 12-year civil war.
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“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.
The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act in March, but the Senate has yet to consider the bill, in part, because 10 Senate Republicans would be needed to pass the measure with the 50-50 party split in the chamber. The House bill only got nine GOP votes.
This kind of activism is nothing new for those protected by TPS. They continually feel on the cusp of losing their right to live in the United States. So once again — after a recent Supreme Court decision — they gathered with their allies and urged President Joe Biden and Congress to create a pathway to permanent residency for TPS holders.
In an attempt to bridge the gap, Nevada Assembly lawmakers on Wednesday approved AB376, which allocates $500,000 in state funds for the UNLV Immigration Clinic to expand its no-cost legal resources for immigrants.