English New York Times Biden Says He Cannot Quickly Undo Trump Border Policies By Miriam Jordan and Zolan Kanno-Youngs December 22, 2020 Washington Post Biden says he’ll reverse Trump immigration policies but wants ‘guardrails’ first By Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti December 22, 2020 Wall Street Journal Migrants Stranded in Mexico Await Biden Administration Overhaul… Continue »

In an interview published Monday, December 21, 2020, senior incoming Biden Administration officials Jake Sullivan and Ambassador Susan Rice outlined a new policy approach regarding the flow of refugees and migrants from Central America. As Ambassador Rice characterized it, the Biden administration has “a transformative vision for addressing migration in our region and establishing a… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, advocates, public health experts and an asylum seeker gathered on a press call to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s new approach to migration that will undo the worst of Trump’s policies and build back better. After four years of cruel and inhumane immigration policies from… Continue »

“We look forward to working with – and pushing – the new administration to turn this vision into reality as soon as possible.”  In an interview published Monday evening by the Spanish-language EFE News Service, senior incoming Biden Administration officials Jake Sullivan and Ambassador Susan Rice outlined a new vision for responding to asylum and… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “Temporary Protected Status was created for this very scenario” In an exclusive for Reuters, Ted Hesson writes that the incoming Biden administration is “considering a plan” to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections for those from Honduras and Guatemala who have been impacted by the devastating hurricanes in November.  TPS would grant temporary… Continue »

The Trump administration created a moral catastrophe and a huge mess at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the region south of the border. This has come at a terrible cost — to refugees, to their families in America, and to the kind of nation we tell ourselves and the world we are. In stark contrast,… Continue »

America’s Voice   A New Vision for Central American Migration Policy Advocates, Public Health Experts and Asylum Seeker React to Biden-Harris Admin’s New Approach to Migration America’s Voice on the Incoming Biden Administration’s Vision for Asylum, Migration and Central America STATEMENT: Welcome News That Biden Considering TPS for Central American Countries After Devastating Hurricanes Reactions… Continue »

In a new analysis posted on Medium, Frank Sharry looks back at the debate over immigration policy and immigration politics and concludes that Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty have backfired.  He argues immigration and the pro-immigrant movement have confronted and survived the existential threat Trump and Stephen Miller posed to the very idea of America as… Continue »

A report from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey found that the civil rights of immigration detainees were violated in Bristol County jail. The report is the result of the investigation of an incident on May 1, 2020 where officers, including Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, used excessive force and “acted with deliberate indifference to a significant risk… Continue »

“TPS was created by Congress 30 years ago to address precisely this type of situation.” A new report from the Center for American Progress calls for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to be extended to Central American countries recently devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. The report explains that extending TPS to nationals from these countries… Continue »