This week in immigration news – January 14, 2021

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Immigrants lacked soap as COVID spread at ICE detention centers, report finds

According to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights and Harvard Medical School, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did not follow its own guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and placed immigrants in their custody in undue danger by not, for example, providing adequate soap for hand washing.

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Harris teases immigration agenda: Green cards for DACA and TPS recipients, shorter waits for citizenship

Vice President-elect Harris this past week unveiled some of the plans that the Biden administration has to roll back restrictions on immigration that were instituted by President Trump. Immigrant advocates have said that they hope that Biden’s plans will go beyond undoing the actions that the Trump administration has taken over the past four years to restrict immigration.

Trump’s border visit was a desperate attempt to preserve his legacy on immigration

This week, President Trump traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to showcase parts of the border wall that his administration wanted to construct and to highlight the work that his administration has done to roll back immigration. This is the first public appearance that President Trump has made since the Capitol was stormed by insurrectionists last Wednesday.

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