Congress approved a stopgap bill to fund the government for another week. This bill will reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center, Conrad 30 J Waiver, and Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker programs. Over the weekend, Congress will continue negotiating on a long-term spending bill, including President Trump’s request to fund his massive enforcement plan, including more detention beds and deportation agents.
Word has been issued that the very first day that President-Elect Biden becomes President of the United States, that he will sign an executive order reversing Trump’s Muslim Ban. This means that the very anti-immigrant polices of Trump will be dismantled day by day by President-Elect Biden. It is a great time in American History at this point because democracy has prevailed and Trump’s insurrection and incitement of violence and attempt to get the election overturned has failed. People across the world can take relief that these bans will be struck down one by one.
Congress passed a spending package to fund federal agencies through September 30, 2021. If signed into law, the omnibus bill and COVID-19 relief package will extend certain immigration programs set to expire, grant authority to DHS to increase the number of H-2B visas, and provide COVID-19 relief to mixed-status families.
On Wednesday, a NY federal judge reprimanded the Trump administration for refusing to reinstate DACA, saying the administration was “ignoring” court orders that preserved the…
Joe Biden Has Promised to End Trump’s Muslim and African ‘Travel Ban.’ But Its Legacy Will Be Felt for Years
Time Magazine reports that President-Elect Joe Biden has promised to revoke the Trump-era travel ban on his first day in office—a commitment that families who have been…