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Boundless Immigration News Weekly Recap Archive: December 30, 2022

A weekly roundup of need-to-know immigration stories

Dec 30, 2022

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Supreme Court Keeps Title 42 in Place Indefinitely

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Trump-era public health measure remain in place for now.

Title 42, which was set to expire on Dec. 21., was enacted as a public health order in 2020 under the Trump administration, and has continued to be used as an immigration enforcement measure even under Biden. The order has faced several lawsuits and public health officials have questioned its efficacy in containing the virus.

The case will be argued in February.

USCIS Has Added Hundreds of Pages to Its Immigration Forms

USCIS has added 500 pages to its immigration forms since the early 2000s, according to a new report.

According to a CATO study, from 2003 to until 2022, the length of U.S. immigration forms grew from 193 pages to 701 pages — a 508-page increase. The average form grew from 3 pages to 10 pages.

The federal agency has grappled with a massive application backlog in recent years.

Busloads of Migrants Dropped Off In D.C. on Christmas Eve

Dozens of migrants were dropped off outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in Washington D.C. on Christmas Eve.

According to CNN, some migrants were wearing only T-shirts in freezing weather.

Since April, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bussed thousands of asylum seekers to Democratic cities on the East Coast to pressure President Biden to secure the southern border.

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