Immigration News in the Headlines September 2021

Immigration law has seen several recent headlines over the past few days.  The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping immigrants to the United States since 1984 and closely monitors all immigration news and the status of possible federal immigration legislation so that we may better serve our clients.  If you have a question about or need help with any aspect of immigration law in the US, call us today at 888-517-9888 to speak with our immigration experts.  Initial consultations are free.

Immigration Provisions in Reconciliation Bill Face Setback

Proposed immigration legislation in the United States hit a snag on Sunday after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that an attempt to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants could not be included under budget reconciliation.  If that seems like a lot of random words put together, you’re not alone.  What it basically means is that any vote to provide legal status for these undocumented immigrants will require a 60-vote bipartisan majority in the United States Senate, which most political observers believe is unlikely.  Supporters of immigration rights have stated that they will try alternative paths for immigration reform under budget reconciliation, which only requires 50 votes to pass.  This immigration news story will continue to develop.

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Biden Administration Wants to Raise Refugee Cap to 125,000

The Biden administration has proposed doubling the cap of refugees allowed into the United States from 62,500 to 125,000 beginning October 1.  The US State Department announced the plan on Monday.  The refugee cap was previously cut dramatically by the Trump administration to 15,000, the lowest level ever set by a presidential administration.  The proposed increase comes just after tens of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan prepare for resettlement into the country.

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Mass Expulsion of Haitian Immigrants Under Scrutiny

The Biden administration has begun the process of expelling thousands of Haitian asylum seekers camped in Texas after a mass border crossing from Mexico.  It’s believed that most of the Haitians attempting to reach the United States are migrating from South America.  According to authorities, nearly 16,000 Haitians were settled into the camp under and around a bridge in Del Rio.  Thousands of the asylum seekers have already been deported back to Haiti, with the Border Patrol stating that the remaining migrants will be deported by the end of the week.  The methods used by the Border Patrol have come under scrutiny by immigrants’ rights groups.

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