28 Dec 2021

Employers in the U.S. are struggling to fill roughly 11 million open jobs. The pandemic gets most of the blame, but there’s a related factor that gets less attention. Fewer immigrants are coming to fill those jobs — particularly in some key industries that keep the economy moving. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/22/1063104262/immigrant-workers-us-economy-key-jobs

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22 Dec 2021

The reform provision sought to include work permits for immigrants who have been in the U.S. since before 2011 and make available unused family-based or employment-based visas, as well as reduce immigration backlogs, among other efforts. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/16/1061030363/senate-parliamentarian-rejects-immigration-reform-in-democrats-spending-bill

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29 Nov 2021

The bill passed by the House would grant provisional work permits to about 6.5 million undocumented people, but it is unclear if the policy will comply with the Senate’s budget rules. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/paid-leave-immigration-what-s-likely-change-senate-weighs-build-n1284270

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1 Nov 2021

“Employment-based immigration advocates say a hoped-for measure to address massive green card backlogs as part of a must-pass congressional spending bill would do nothing to address wait times for foreign workers or their families.” Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/green-card-job-queue-gets-cold-shoulder-in-bill-aiding-families

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25 Sep 2021

One thing will not change regardless of whether this effort in Congress results in a true path to citizenship for ‘Documented Dreamers’. We will continue to be powerful advocates for immigrants and their families in Wisconsin and beyond. Source:

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28 Jun 2021

The Biden administration has announced that more “remain in Mexico” asylum seekers will be able to enter the U.S. to pursue asylum claims. The first of thousands of asylum seekers were admitted last week. This initiative is projected to aid tens of thousands of people.  The “remain in Mexico” policy forced migrants to stay in […]

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9 Jun 2021

The policy called for the returning of asylum seekers to Mexico as they awaited their court dates. Immigrant advocates have declared the end of the remain in Mexico policy a “huge victory”. Judy Rabinovitz, American Civil Liberties Union attorney and lead counsel stated, “The forced return policy was cruel, depraved, and illegal, and we are […]

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