This week in immigration news – March 2, 2022

“Build the Wall” chant heard when Biden discussed immigration during State of the Union 

When President Biden discussed ‘securing the border,’ during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were heard chanting “Build the Wall”—a slogan from former President Trump. 


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Bipartisan group of senators ask Biden to shield Ukrainians from deportation 

Forty-two senators—40 Democrats and 2 Republicans—asked the Biden administration to include Ukrainians under Temporary Protected Status, which shields people from deportation when their home countries have undergone a natural disaster or humanitarian disaster, such as the current Russian invasion.  


Ruiz highlights local DREAMer as State of the Union guest 

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) invited a local DREAMer, Alma, as his virtual guest during President Biden’s State of the Union. Ruiz, in his capacity as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is leading members of the caucus in an effort to lift up the stories of DREAMers and push for immigration reform.