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  1. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Chamber of Commerce Pushes Immigration Reform; COVID-19 Spikes in Immigration Detention; Supreme Court Considers Indefinite Immigration Detention

    United States Chamber of Commerce CEO Calls for Doubling Legal Immigration This week, Suzanne Clark, the CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, advocated for the federal government to double the size of legal immigration into the country in order to address widespread worker shortages. During the Chamber’s annual State of American Business address, Ms. Clark also asked for legal relief for undocumented immigrants brought to READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Advocates Push for Liberians to Apply for Green Cards as Deadline Approaches

    Despite the rare passage of legislation providing Liberians in the United States a direct path to citizenship, few have completed the application process. Now that the Dec. 20, 2021, deadline to apply has passed, advocates from across the country are fighting for an extension to allow certain Liberians in the United States access to obtain green cards. The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act In December 2019, Congress READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Refused Entry to Australia Over Vaccine Exemption; Faces Uncertain Future Following Legal Victory

    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has had an eventful couple of weeks, to say the least. Djokovic went from receiving a last-minute medical exemption to play in the Australian Open singles championship to having his visa abruptly cancelled by the Australian government. Following a period of detention and a successful legal challenge, Djokovic faces an uncertain future in Australia. This international incident underscores the importance of immigration READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Remain in Mexico Program Continues Despite Legal Appeals; New Jersey Supporting Refugees from Afghanistan

    Remain in Mexico Program Expands While Federal Court Appeals Continue Despite calls from the Biden administration to end the Migrant Protection Protocols program, more commonly known as the “MPP” or the “Remain in Mexico” program, the policy has continued to be used. It has now expanded from parts of Texas into the border areas near San Diego, California. The program keeps asylum seekers at the southern border READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Human Trafficking Indictment Uncovers H-2A Abuses

    The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia recently announced two dozen indictments in a years-long human trafficking investigation dubbed “Operation Blooming Onion.” The criminal enterprise, which spanned the Southeastern United States, defrauded the H-2A visa program, allegedly earning defendants over $200 million. This announcement underscores recent efforts by federal law enforcement under the Biden administration to target employers to quell the abuse of immigrant communities. “Operation Blooming READ MORE READ MORE