Migration Policy Priorities for 2021 (PDF)Posted: April 16, 2021 Covid 10 has exacerbated the difficulties facing migrants as governments further restrict migrant rights in the name of public health or national security.
USCCB: Biden Administration Begins Rollback of MPP, Title 42 Remains in Effect – What You Need to KnowPosted: March 2, 2021
On February 11, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would begin phase one of “a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border,” starting with those who had been enrolled in MPP and have been forced to “remain in Mexico.” This program began on February 19, 2021.
USCCB: The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and Next Steps on Advocating for Immigration ReformPosted: March 2, 2021
On February 18, 2021, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Linda Chavez (D-CA 38) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a comprehensive immigration bill that has been promoted by President Biden in his commitment to prioritize immigration reform. The Catholic Bishops have welcomed that prioritization of immigration reform.
National Catholic Reporter: Building a Common FuturePosted: January 6, 2021
justiceforimmigrants.org: Ensuring Access to Lawful Statusand CitizenshipPosted: December 17, 2020
Over 11 million people in the U.S. remain undocumented without a pathway to legal status and many others face obstacles to attaining or maintaining legal status. Therefore, we urge the Biden Administration to take the following actions…
hopeborder.org: Root Causes of US MigrationPosted: December 17, 2020
In December of 2019, HOPE and Faith in Action gathered with Central American and Mexican leaders in Mexico City to understand and process the exodus of children, families and adults from the region in 2019. We sought a deeper analysis of why so many had chosen to leave the places they love and make a dangerous journey to a country that has taken unprecedented steps to keep them out and block them from accessing protection.
Spotify: Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?Posted: December 8, 2020
Listen to this episode from The Daily on Spotify: Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter for The Times, says there is one word that sums up the Trump administration’s approach to border crossing: deterrence. For nearly four years, the U.S. government has tried to discourage migrants, with reinforced walls, family separation policies and threats of deportation.Those policies have led to the appearance of a makeshift asylum-seeker camp of frayed tents and filthy conditions within walking distance of the United States.Today, we ask: What will the legacy of President Trump’s immigration policies be? And will anything change next year?
International Migration amid a World in CrisisPosted: December 7, 2020
This article comprehensively examines international migration trends and policies in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It begins by reviewing migration developments throughout the past 60 years. It then examines pandemic-related migration trends and policies. It concludes with a series of general observations and insights that should guide local, national, regional, and international policymakers, moving forward.
The Center for Migration Studies of New York: Improving the U.S. Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden AdministrationPosted: December 4, 2020
The new administration will face substantial challenges in putting immigration and refugee policy back on track—not just reversing ill-advised policies of the past four years but also improving a system that was in need of reform well before the current administration took office. In this paper, we highlight a number of reforms that we believe should be prioritized by the Biden administration.