This week in immigration news – September 22, 2021

U.S. releasing some Haitian migrants within country
Following an incident at the border that appeared to show an immigration official chasing a migrant with a cord of rope being used as a whip, the Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of an investigation. It’s not clear which migrants are being spared deportation, and it’s likely many single adults are being deported.

More immigrants to be US citizens with help from donation to Charlotte

A $1.5 million donation from the Knight Foundation will help promote immigration efforts in seven cities. The money—distributed through the New American Campaign—will help immigrants navigate the process to become citizens. UnidosUS Affiliates Esperanza and Latin American Coalition were both recipients.

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Young lives at pause as first-time DACA applicants await federal appeal of court ruling that declared program unlawful
A Texas judge’s ruling in July left more than 80,000 DACA youth in limbo as they wait for decisions on their applications, and has since left many without work permits, despite the fact that the decision did not originally cover them. The Biden administration has appealed the court ruling.