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News & Updates

News & Updates

The atmosphere surrounding immigration in the United States is constantly changing. On this page you will find a collection of recent policy updates and changes.

White House Statement by President Joe Biden on DACA and Legislation for Dreamers

In 2012, the Obama-Biden Administration created the DACA policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to remain in the United States, to live, study, and work.
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AP News: Biden Administration Pledges Appeal of ‘Deeply Disappointing’ DACA Ruling

The Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge’s recent ruling deeming DACA illegal and renewed his calls for Congress to create a permanent solution for Dreamers.
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Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Court Decision

Pursuant to the July 16, 2021 Order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Texas v. the United States, DHS is enjoined from granting initial DACA requests.
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Biden Administration Assigns More Staff to Review DACA Applications as Backlog Soars

The Biden administration is assigning more immigration officers to review applications for the DACA deportation relief program in response to a soaring backlog of requests.
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AP News: President Biden Meets with DACA Recipients in Immigration Overhaul Push

The president is trying to turn attention toward overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, but it’s an issue he has made scant progress on in the first months of his presidency.
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House Passes Two Immigration Bills that Would Establish Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

The bills are not as substantial as Biden’s immigration plan, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would create a path to citizenship for almost 11 million undocumented immigrants.
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Memorandum for: Updated Terminology for CBP Communications & Materials

This memorandum establishes updated language and aligns CBP communication practices with the Biden Administration's guidance regarding immigration terminology.
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Fact Sheet: President Biden sends Immigration Bill to Congress: U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

The U.S. Citizenship Act establishes a new system to manage and secure the U.S. borders, keep our families and communities safe, and better manage migration across the hemisphere.
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DACA Update: Presidential Memorandum Preserving & Fortifying DACA

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to take appropriate action to preserve and fortify DACA.
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