New process for asylum cases at the border unveiled by Biden administration
The Biden administration announced Thursday steps to expedite asylum cases at the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to resolve a years-long backlog, but policy advocates worry the streamlined process could prevent asylum seekers from obtaining legal representation if their cases are denied.
Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again
The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian, was a setback for the Biden administration and Democrats who would have to reach 60 votes in the Senate for any immigration reform, rather than a simple majority through reconciliation, a process reserved for matters that affect spending, revenues, the deficit or the debt limit. The Senate is evenly split between the parties.
In a week of changes, Pa. remains uncertain about census data
On Monday, with just two days left in the Trump presidency, former Census Director and Trump appointee Steven Dillingham resigned, leaving Acting Director Ron Jarmin to take the reins under the new administration, and adding to the uncertainty of when the first state population counts would be available.
Trump administration excludes undocumented immigrants from census reapportionment process
Trump said the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the reapportionment process is part of his earlier efforts to determine the citizenship status of Americans.
Immigration activists call on Wolf to release detainees from ICE center in Berks County
"It has taken a pandemic to do what should have been done years ago," state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, said during a virutal news conference.
Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans only have themselves to blame
Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.
Congress needs to step up to protect Pa.’s Dreamers | Opinion
This is an issue that transcends politics and party.