This week in immigration news – June 24, 2021

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Biden administration says more ‘remain in Mexico’ migrants can enter the U.S.

Starting this week, asylum-seekers will be allowed to enter the United States after the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy prevented them from being present at their hearings. International organizations are helping migrants register online, and once they’re confirmed, they are tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter the United States.

Democrats to seek citizenship pathway for immigrants in infrastructure bill, Sanders says

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders has indicated that an upcoming infrastructure bill could contain a pathway to citizenship for some immigrants.

Carlos Guevara, director of immigration policy here at UnidosUS, is quoted in this article.

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Migrant children report poor conditions in influx shelters

New filings in the long-running Flores case in California allege that migrant children were fed raw and spoiled food, and were given limited access to showers and phone calls in HHS custody. There are currently nearly 8,000 children in HHS custody, down from around 14,500 in late April.

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