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Huge Trump-era and pandemic immigrant visa backlog poses challenge for Biden

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Even though President Joe Biden has moved to reverse many of his predecessor's anti-immigration policies, the consequences of those restrictive measures linger and have contributed to a massive backlog of nearly 2.6...

CA man whose brother was killed by illegal immigrant sends message to Biden

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"If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it’s not a cow, it’s a duck," Jody Jones said. "So don’t sit there and tell me there’s not a crisis down at the border, because there is." During an appearance on "Fox &am...

Friend of Pakistani immigrant Uber Eats driver killed in DC: ‘All lives are precious’

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Mohammad Anwar, 66, was a Pakistani immigrant who had been in the U.S. for seven or eight years. When his limousine business slowed during the pandemic, he started delivering food. Anwar died on March 23 after the te...

Illegal immigrant on FBI’s Terrorism Watch List caught near US-Mexico border, officials reveal

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The unidentified 26-year-old man was arrested on March 30 two miles west of the border crossing in Calexico, Calif., 130 miles east of San Diego, Customs and Border Protection said.  During a background check, agents...

Family of Thai immigrant, 84, says fatal attack ‘was driven by hate’

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Vichar Ratanapakdee was well-known in his San Francisco neighborhood for his hour-long walks each morning, a ritual that kept him vibrant and healthy during the year of the pandemic. An 84-year-old immigrant from T...

White House reaches out to immigrant advocacy groups that seek urgent action from Biden

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As arrests on the southern border increase, White House and other administration officials are opening a channel of communications to advocacy groups that have a direct line to migrants, according to multiple source...

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

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The Biden administration's planned task force aimed at reuniting children who were separated from their parents at the border under the Trump-era enforcement policies will include input from first lady Jill Biden, a...

Immigrant advocates urge Biden to quickly rectify the trauma of family separation

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Immigrant advocacy groups, who for years scrambled to identify and reunite families separated at the US-Mexico border, are now preparing for the incoming administration and steps to rectify the trauma experienced by...

Contact tracing in immigrant communities is most effective with trusted voices from within

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Early in the pandemic, Ximena Rebolledo León, a registered nurse at Telluride Regional Medical Center in southwestern Colorado, needed to find everyone who'd been in contact with a sick Latino restaurant worker whos...

Biden if elected will form task force to reunite 545 separated immigrant children with family, campaign says

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Joe Biden is pledging that if he's elected president, he will sign an executive order to form a task force that will focus on reuniting the 545 immigrant children who've been separated from their families. The pled...