immigrant rights

immigrant rights

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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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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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