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Opinion: Is Joe Biden Dismantling American Border Security?

President Joe Biden has long made it clear he intends for immigration reform to be a top priority of his administration. On his first day in office, he signed a stack of executive actions designed to dismantle the Trump administration’s immigration policy and institute new priorities. He ended construction of the border wall, imposed a

Immigration

Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration

After a weeklong bus ride from Honduras, Isabel Osorio Medina arrived in northern Mexico with the hope President Joe Biden would make it easier for people like him to get into the United States. “It seems the new president wants to help migrants,” Osorio said as he got ready to check in to a cheap

Immigration

Biden ban on new private prison contracts will not reach ICE detainees

President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates – but not the roughly 3,000 immigrants being held in private facilities in Arizona. Biden said Tuesday that his executive order is part of an effort to promote racial equity and is needed to “stop corporations

Opinion

Opinion: Trump Notches an Immigration Win at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this summer upheld a key pillar of President Trump’s immigration agenda. In a 7-2 decision in June, the justices ruled that the administration can proceed with its “expedited removal” policy, which allows the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol to quickly deport fraudulent asylum seekers without prolonged court hearings. The Supreme Court made the right call. The administration’s

COVID-19

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, is facing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases among immigration detainees. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the La Palma Correctional Center on April 6. On May 30, at least 76 undocumented immigrants tested positive for

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