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Boundless Immigration News Weekly Recap: October 14, 2022

A weekly roundup of need-to-know immigration stories

Oct 14, 2022

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Federal Judge Keeps DACA Temporarily Intact

A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can continue temporarily.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who last year ruled DACA unlawful, kept the program intact but asked attorneys in the case to submit more information. He set no date for future hearings.

In an earlier decision, the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals sent the case back to Hanen to review a new Biden administration rule to protect the program. That rule is set to go into effect Oct. 31.

Voters Say Republicans Would do a Better Job on Immigration

With just 3 weeks to go until the midterm elections, recent polls show voters favor Republicans over Democrats to solve the country’s immigration issues.

According to a Reuters poll, 40% of registered voters say Republicans are better able to tackle immigration issues than Democrats. Among respondents, non-Hispanic whites without a college degree and white women living in suburban areas preferred Republicans’ stance on immigration, while people with college degrees skewed Democrat.

Undocumented Immigrants Head to Florida to Help With Hurricane Cleanup

A growing number of undocumented immigrants are heading to Florida to help clean up after Hurricane Ian devastated cities along the coast. At the same time, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has actively discouraged migrant workers from coming to the state.

Migrant workers, many of whom are undocumented, play a critical role in disaster recovery across the U.S. Cities like New Orleans and Houston depended on immigrant workers to rebuild their storm-ravaged communities.

Biden Administration Grants Legal Status to 24,000 Venezuelans

The Biden administration announced Wednesday it would grant legal status to up to 24,000 Venezuelans, allowing them to fly to the United States under a humanitarian parole program.

Venezuelans who cross into the country illegally, however will be sent to Mexico under aTrump-era Covid rule known as Title 42.

This year, more than 100,000 Venezuelans have made the dangerous journey to Panama in an attempt to reach the U.S. southern border.

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