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‘These 10 years have not been easy’: A decade of DACA offers relief, no solution to undocumented immigrants

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According to this article on Arizona Republic, by Javier Arce | Arizona Republic

“At around 5 a.m. on June 15, 2012, Reyna Montoya, an immigrant rights activist from Arizona, received a call from the White House. A spokesperson suggested that she organize a watch party and press conference because in the following hours the president would make a very important announcement — one that would change the lives of undocumented youth.

“I got nervous. They didn’t give me details and I didn’t know what it was about,” she told La Voz/The Arizona Republic.

At the time, Montoya was an organizer with the Arizona Dream Coalition. So, she got the word out and had some 40 to 60 people show up to hear the news. “I brought my people together, ‘Dreamers,’ parents, and we got together to watch the national message,” Montoya said.

“We had been advocating for a long time to stop the deportations of undocumented students, so the announcement gave us some relief,” said Montoya, a DACA recipient and founder of Aliento, a nonprofit organization that provides support to undocumented and mixed-status families.”

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U.S. Supreme Court says Biden has authority to end anti-immigration policy

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According to this article on NM Political Report, by Susan Dunlap

“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Joe Biden has the authority to end the Trump-era immigration policy forbidding asylum seekers from entering the U.S.

On its final day of the 2020-2021 term, the Supreme Court agreed with Biden in Biden v. Texas that he has the authority to end former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, also known as the Migration Protection Protocols. The policy has prevented asylum seekers from entering the U.S.

Biden is still fighting, separately, the ability to end Title 42, which put controls on asylum seekers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump issued that policy in the spring of 2020, saying at the time that he was protecting human health. The Biden administration has tried to lift Title 42 this year but a Louisiana federal court blocked the move in May.”

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At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio

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According to this article on The New York Times, by James Dobbins, J. David Goodman and Edgar Sandoval

“SAN ANTONIO — The bodies of at least 46 people believed to be migrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico were found dead on Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that had been abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio, state and city officials said.

At least 16 others, including children, were taken to local hospitals alive but suffering from heat exhaustion and apparent dehydration, city officials said during a news conference at the scene of what appeared to be one of the worst episodes of migrant death in the United States in recent years.”

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Good Immigration News On Green Cards And Afghan Parole

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According to this article on Forbes, by Stuart Anderson | Senior Contributor

“Action in Congress on green cards and an administrative change on humanitarian parole by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has injected a rare bit of good news on immigration policy. The coming weeks will reveal if the news remains positive.

Humanitarian Parole: When the Biden administration decided to follow through on Donald Trump’s agreement with the Taliban to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the central government in Kabul fell too quickly for many Afghans to escape to safety.

Biden officials used parole authority to bring tens of thousands of Afghans to America. However, that still left many other Afghans in danger.”

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