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Oh Mercy: Searching for Hope in the Promised Land (Short Video)

This video is set in a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico across the border from Brownsville, Texas. It shows the effects of the MPP program, which went into effect in January 2019.

‘They Finally Stop Living In Fear’: Advocates Reflect On Return Of Asylum-Seekers To US

Families with small children among first to come over; claimants include adults persecuted for political views or ethnicity.

Vox.com: Biden’s Sweeping Immigration Bill Explained

President Biden has sent a comprehensive immigration reform and legalization proposal to Congress. According to this article, the US Citizenship Act of 2021 will create an eight-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, invest $4 billion of economic development, anti-corruption, and anti-violence funds in Central America to help reduce the migration flow from the region, and invest in new screening technology for the US border.

hias.org: HIAS Applauds President Biden’s Quick Actions on Immigration

Shortly after taking office this afternoon, President Biden signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration’s travel bans, which barred people from many African and Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States.

New Report Offers Guidepost for Rebuilding the Refugee Resettlement Program

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) today released a new report, Charting a Course to Rebuild and Strengthen the US Refugee Admissions Program. This report outlines the findings from the first comprehensive national survey of resettlement stakeholders, centered on the experience and expertise of resettled refugees and those who work with them. The report speaks both to the strengths of the resettlement program and the challenges it faces, including those created by Trump administration policies.

News from Interfaith Immigration Coalition

The past four years have been a dark time for our immigrant communities. But at every point, the interfaith community has demonstrated a commitment to justice, and with a new administration, there is hope for change.