This week in immigration news – October 27, 2021

Immigration arrests inside US plummet: report

Immigration arrests are at the lowest levels in 10 years, thanks to a 100-day pause on deportations and new limits on immigration enforcement under the Biden administration.


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Democrats want immigration deportation shields in economic plan

Instead of pursuing a pathway to citizenship through the budget reconciliation process, Senate Democrats are instead pursuing a plan that would allow millions of immigrants to claim temporary protection from deportation—a move that has been met with pushback from immigrant rights advocates.


For the first Latino senator from California, citizenship for undocumented immigrants is personal

Senator Alex Padilla’s parents were inspired to apply for citizenship after Proposition 187 appeared on the ballot in California, which prohibited undocumented immigrants from accessing non-emergency health care and education. Additionally, an estimated one in four residents of his hometown Pacioma, CA, are undocumented. For Senator Padilla, immigration reform is critical.