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Title 42 exception helps LGBTQ asylum-seekers

In a red brick house on the south side of El Paso, Texas, Susana Correa sits in front of a wall of five computer monitors, the biggest filled with lists of the names of hundreds of LGBTQ asylum-seekers waiting to cross from Juárez into El Paso. To her left, one monitor features a long string of WhatsApp conversations with asylum-seekers — more than 200 messages await for her response. Sharing the screen are recorded messages from her coworkers who are interviewing people waiting in Juárez, administering COVID tests and arranging for border crossings.

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Radio Interviews

Immigration rights attorney Dan Melo of the NC Justice Center

As thousands of new refuges seek asylum, Washington gridlock continues to block the Biden administration’s efforts to advance comprehensive U.S. immigration reform. We get the latest on where things stand from immigration rights attorney Dan Melo.

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Defending Democracy Law and the Courts News Top Story

Immigration protections in Biden’s social policy bill face a new test in the Senate

WASHINGTON — Nearly 100 House Democrats are pushing the Senate to expand immigration protections in President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill, and advocates say that it may be a last opportunity for years to advance any reform.The letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin of Illinois, urges the Senate to include in its version a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people—something the Senate parliamentarian already has rejected twice in the bill, known as the Build Back Better Act.

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Defending Democracy Law and the Courts Top Story Trump Administration

Advocates, officials: New Trump anti-immigration rule is harshest yet

The Trump Administration’s new public charge rule will do more to keep families separated than it will to discourage immigrants from using public benefits by implementing a “wealth test” and defining the type of foreigner they’re willing to let stay in this country.

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Immigrants’ rights attorney Kate Woomer-Deters

Kate Woomer-Deters, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights Project.
Veteran immigration rights attorney Kate Woomer-Deters discusses birthright citizenship, the restrictive ‘public charge’ rule, and the latest anti-immigration proposals being advanced by the Trump administration. Learn more about the ‘public charge’ rule here.

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