This week in immigration news – July 1, 2021

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The Number of Immigrants Jailed by ICE Has Ballooned Under Biden this Year

Despite the fact that the Biden administration has taken steps to reduce the number of immigrants in ICE detention, the trend lines have actually been going in the opposite direction due to an influx of immigrants at the border—this includes asylum-seekers, who are still in detention.

Biden’s Justice Department Backs Away from Fight with Immigration Judges Union

Last year, the Federal Labor Relations Authority sided with the Trump administration as it attempted to dissolve the union for immigration judges. Since then, the Biden administration has dropped this effort.

At Least 50,000 Immigrants Have Applied for DACA Since the Program Was Reopened. Most Are Still Waiting.

While the Biden administration formally reopened DACA, only around 1.5%, or 800, of the total number of applicants have had their applications approved.

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Supreme Court says no right to hearing for some immigrants

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants who are fearing persecution or torture if they are deported back to their home countries do not have the right to be released pending a government’s decision in their case.

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