Biden Proposes Rule to Quickly Remove Certain Migrants During Initial Screening Process at the Border

Biden Proposes Rule to Quickly Remove Certain Migrants During Initial Screening Process at the Border

Editorial credit: Aaron Wells / Shutterstock.com By Adriel Orozco | Immigration Impact On May 9, the Biden administration proposed a rule that would allow asylum officers to consider and impose certain restrictions or “bars” to the initial asylum screening process at the border. Currently, these bars are considered later in the asylum process at a full hearing […]

Exit Unknown: Where Do People Go After Leaving NYC Homeless Shelters?

Exit Unknown: Where Do People Go After Leaving NYC Homeless Shelters?

By Patrick Spauster | City Limits Starlite Harris lived in eight different New York City homeless shelters between 2021 and 2022, thanks to a series of transfers and health crises that required hospitalization. “It’s more exhausting than it sounds,” Harris said. Eventually, she received a rental voucher and found an apartment that accepted it in Williamsburg. […]

Clarke and Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Lead Letter to Biden Administration Urging Protections for Haitian Migrants and Humanitarian Assistance for Haiti

Clarke and Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Lead Letter to Biden Administration Urging Protections for Haitian Migrants and Humanitarian Assistance for Haiti

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Listen to the interview with Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke here: Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), along with Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), led a group of 50 lawmakers urging the Biden Administration to redesignate Haiti for Temporary […]

The U.S. is Still Sending Haitians Intercepted at Sea Back to Haiti Despite the Violence

The U.S. is Still Sending Haitians Intercepted at Sea Back to Haiti Despite the Violence

By Julia Ainsley | MSN Despite extreme violence, political instability and hunger engulfing Haiti, the United States is continuing to return Haitian migrants interdicted at sea back to the gang-controlled country, to the dismay of Haitian advocates in the U.S. who decry the policy. On Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard stopped 65 Haitians who were trying to flee Haiti […]

48 Haitian Migrants have been Detained on an Uninhabited Island west of Puerto Rico

48 Haitian Migrants have been Detained on an Uninhabited Island west of Puerto Rico

Editorial credit: Nelson Antoine / Shutterstock.com By The Associated Press | December 12, 2023 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. federal authorities said Wednesday that they detained 48 Haitian migrants who were abandoned by smugglers on an uninhabited island between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said park rangers […]

Anne Williams-Isom on Life at the Center of the Storm

Anne Williams-Isom on Life at the Center of the Storm

By Annie McDonough | November 13, 2023 Inside midtown Manhattan’s grandly appointed Roosevelt Hotel – New York City’s central intake center for migrants – sit rows and rows of chairs. Lightly padded, a couple steps more comfortable than a plastic folding chair, they’re lined up under the chandelier in the hotel’s sprawling lobby. And on […]

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Editorial credit: Ruben2533 / Shutterstock.com By Will Freeman | October 5, 2023 What’s the scale of the current migrant crisis in New York City? The city typically receives tens of thousands of new arrivals each year. But since spring 2022, numbers have been rising especially quickly. More than 118,000 migrants and asylum seekers, most of […]

The Uncertain Fate of DACA: 11 Years Later, Dreamers Still Face Deportation Threat

The Uncertain Fate of DACA: 11 Years Later, Dreamers Still Face Deportation Threat

By JR Holguin Editorial credit: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com Eleven years since the creation of DACA, Dreamers continue facing the uncertainty of deportation due to the 2021 ruling by a Texas judge declaring it illegal, barring new recipients from applying and leaving the fate of DACA uncertain. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen […]

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