This week in immigration news – August 12, 2021

Here are some of the immigration news items we are tracking this week:

ICE deportation agents ordered not to detain crime victims

The new guidance is aimed at minimizing the chilling effect of the threat of potential deportation if immigrants come forward and report that they have been a victim of a crime.

Steep obstacles for U.S. Congress effort to legalize “DREAMer” immigrants

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is hoping to use the budget reconciliation process to bypass the need for Republican votes to achieve a lasting solution for DREAMers.

Detained immigrant teens feel desperate and hopeless at emergency shelters, attorneys say

Attorneys representing migrant children and teens recently asked a judge to release them from emergency shelters, claiming that these youth were subject to dirty conditions, served raw food, and provided with inadequate access to medical care.

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