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Boundless Immigration News Weekly Recap Archive: February 10, 2023

A weekly roundup of need-to-know immigration stories

Feb 10, 2023

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Nearly 1,000 Migrant Children Remain Separated From Parents

Nearly 1,000 migrant children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration have yet to be reunited with their families.

The Biden administration recently acknowledged that much more needs to be done to support families separated at the border, including matching affected families with social services and increasing access to mental health resources.

What Biden Said About Immigration During His State of the Union Address

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Biden said very little about immigration, despite the intense pressure he faces from Republicans to solve the crisis at the southern border.

Rather than push for sweeping immigration reform, Biden asked that Congress at least pass certain bills, including a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers, and essential workers.

Republican Scrutiny of DHS Secretary Mayorkas Intensifies

Rep. Andy Biggs announced Wednesday he would file articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the latest Republican to call for his removal for his handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biggs, who made the announcement during a news conference, said Mayorkas had “violated public trust.”

Scammers Target Humanitarian Parole Applicants

Since the Biden administration launched a new parole program, which accepts immigrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti if they have a sponsor in the U.S., Facebook and Instagram scammers have been preying on hopeful applicants.

Social media ads will ask for thousands of dollars to sponsor someone — once the scammer receives the money they disappear.

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