This week in immigration news – June 3, 2021

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Biden formally ends Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration program

During the Trump administration, immigrants who were seeking asylum were forced to wait in Mexico until their cases were resolved, which could take years. This week, President Biden announced a formal end to the program.

Abbott orders Texas child care regulators to discontinue licenses of facilities housing immigrant children

Governor Abbott’s order would affect 52 agencies in the state that care for accompanied minors while they’re being matched with a sponsor by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Supreme Court overturns 9th Circuit’s rule that favors those seeking asylum

A previous ruling by the 9th Circuit said that asylum-seekers were presumed to be telling the truth about their experience in their home country, unless evidence was presented to suggest the opposite.

Immigrant doctors fill U.S. health care gaps—but visa rules make life tough

The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act has 13 bipartisan cosponsors in the Senate, and is aimed at making it easier for immigrant doctors who train in the United States to stay in the country. Otherwise, these doctors are forced to go to other countries for work, and the United States’s physician shortage remains an issue for accessing health care, particularly in rural areas.

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