AOC Leads 76 Democrats in Urging Biden Officials to Reverse Title 42 Expansion

Dozens of lawmakers in the House and the Senate are urging the Biden administration to reverse its expansion of Title 42 — a cruel anti-immigration policy originally invoked by former President Donald Trump — and reconsider its planned proposal of an “illegal and inhumane” travel ban. In a letter signed by 77 Democrats sent to President Joe Biden this week, the lawmakers said that… Source Source / Read More: AOC Leads 76 Democrats in Urging Biden Officials to Reverse Title 42 Expansion

Biden Admin Needs to Confront GOP’s and Its Own Immigration Policy Failures

It’s no secret that Republicans relentlessly exploit the issue of immigration during campaign season to activate their white nationalist base to vote. But they took their rhetoric one step further before the last midterm elections by deploying a strategy of bussing migrants to states controlled by Democrats, using human beings as pawns to foment chaos and advance the “crisis” narrative they count… Source Source / Read More: Biden Admin Needs to Confront GOP’s and Its Own Immigration Policy Failures

Biden’s Expansion of Title 42 Takes Us Further From Humane Border Policy

Before heading to El Paso, Texas, on January 8 for his first presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, President Joe Biden announced a trifecta of hideous immigration policies, along with a familiar “crackdown” on “illegal” border crossings. The new initiatives include expanding the controversial Trump-era Title 42 to migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti as well as refusing… Source Source / Read More: Biden’s Expansion of Title 42 Takes Us Further From Humane Border Policy

Biden Admin Plans to Expand Title 42 to Expel Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians

Even as Biden administration lawyers fight to end a cruel anti-immigrant policy that has been used millions of times to expel asylum seekers, administration officials are seeking to once again expand the policy, this time to ramp up expulsions of asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti. According to Reuters, officials say that the administration is planning to implement new rules for the… Source Source / Read More: Biden Admin Plans to Expand Title 42 to Expel Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians

Greg Abbott Blasted for Bussing Migrants to Kamala Harris’s Home in Cruel Stunt

Human rights defenders condemned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and “extremist Republicans’ cruel values” after several busloads of migrants were dropped off outside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ Washington, D.C. home in subfreezing temperatures on Christmas Eve. For the second time since September, Central and South American migrants were bussed from Texas to the vice president’s residence at the U. Source Source / Read More: Greg Abbott Blasted for Bussing Migrants to Kamala Harris’s Home in Cruel Stunt

GOP Accused of Trying to Tank Government Funding by Pushing to Extend Title 42

Update: Senate negotiators are reportedly working on a “side-by-side amendment” that would effectively allow Democrats to cancel out the GOP’s Title 42 amendment. Earlier: Senate Republicans are threatening to derail hurried efforts to prevent a government shutdown by trying to force a vote on an amendment that would extend a widely condemned Trump-era policy known as Title 42… Source Source / Read More: GOP Accused of Trying to Tank Government Funding by Pushing to Extend Title 42

AOC, Pressley Slam Biden for Using Title 42 to Expel Venezuelan Asylum Seekers

Democrats and progressives are condemning the Biden administration for its continued use of Title 42, a cruel anti-immigration pandemic policy that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now using to expel Venezuelan asylum seekers arriving at the southern U.S. border. In a letter with 24 signatories, spearheaded by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), lawmakers criticized DHS’s announcement, saying that the continued use of Title 42 is “morally wrong, discriminatory, and unlawful.” Expressing their “profound disappointment” with the DHS decision, the lawmakers said that “Title 42 violates our nation’s domestic and international legal obligations…

Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Is Welcome, But Deadly Policies Remain in Place

We go to San Antonio, where 53 migrants seeking refuge in the U.S. died earlier this week after being confined to a sweltering tractor-trailer. Human rights advocates blamed the tragedy on restrictive immigration policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as MPP or the “Remain in Mexico” program. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Biden has the power to end the Trump-era policy, which forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to stay on the Mexican side of the border in unsafe conditions while their cases were resolved in the U.S. “Every single…

Judge Blocks Biden from Ending Title 42 in “Arbitrary, Racist” Ruling

Immigrant rights advocates on Friday denounced a federal judge’s injunction blocking the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden from lifting Title 42, a Trump-era public health order that both presidents have invoked to deport around two million asylum-seekers under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic. Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana — an appointee of then-President Donald Trump — concurred with 24 Republican-controlled states’ assertion that the Biden administration’s decision to terminate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rule “violates the Administrative Procedures Act” because it “failed to consider the…