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Immigration News

NY Undocumented Immigrants
For many Americans, understanding the important role that undocumented immigrants play in keeping vital institutions running and in supporting our economy can be the first step in valuing these essential contributors fairly. Resistance to immigration reform and to creating a pathway to legal residency and citizenship for these individuals and families is creating a permanent...
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Homeland Security
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Alejandro N. Mayorkas as the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under his administration. Mayorkas has previously served as a deputy secretary for the department, which has come under heavy fire under the Trump administration for appearing to bend to the will of President Trump. Mayorkas will be...
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new immigration policies
Although he will not take office until January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden has already signaled some big changes for immigration. Some of the new immigration policies that Biden has already planned include the following: Rescinding the travel ban for immigrants from a number of Muslim countries Putting in place a 100-day freeze on deportation...
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Immigration Reforms
As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate their victory in the November elections and begin planning to take office in January 2021, many immigrant advocates see this shift in the political sphere as an opportunity to reverse many of the harshest and most unfair policies of the Trump administration. The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)...
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immigrants and public assistance
On November 3, 2020, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must vacate its policy of denying visas to immigrants based on an interpretation of the public charge rule. This rule has been used to deny green cards to immigrants who, in the view of the Trump administration, might require public assistance programs at...
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