This week in immigration news – October 22, 2020

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More than 500 children who were separated from their parents still have not been reunited with them

While the Trump administration was ordered to reunite children with their parents following its 2018 separation policy, more than 500 children still are not with their parents, according to the ACLU. Currently, the ACLU believes that about two-thirds of these parents were already deported back to Central America without a way to get in touch with their children.

Supreme Court to hear cases revolving around Trump immigration policy

The Supreme Court will soon be hearing cases on whether Trump can divert Pentagon funds for the purposes of constructing a border wall, his Remain in Mexico policy, and his attempts at excluding undocumented immigrants from population counts for the purposes of drawing congressional districts.

In Georgia, immigration is a key issue for many Latino voters

Gwinnett County has seen more immigrants detained than any county not on the U.S.-Mexico border. Additionally, many eligible Latino voters are first- or second-generation immigrants themselves, making the issue of immigration deeply personal to them. In 2018, 56% of eligible Latino voters voted in Georgia, turning out a higher rate than in Arizona or Florida. This county—which is now majority-minority—could be a deciding force in who wins Georgia in the presidential election.

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