Nonprofits help fund immigrants' legal fights on deportation
As the number of immigrants seeking court permission to avoid deportation grows, foundations in Los Angeles have joined with local governments to direct millions of dollars to pay for lawyers to represent the immigrants, an effort they hope will be copied across the country.
Refugees, immigrants in Jacksonville pleased with Biden executive order to increase refugee cap
The refugee and immigrant community in Jacksonville said they are looking forward to the Biden Administrations plans to increase the refugee cap. There are thousands of refugees who are in Jacksonville now who said they are here helping the city grow, so they feel an executive order like this is necessary. Their lives are on display just days after President Biden signed an executive order to expand refugee resettlement and improve elements of the program. I am immigrant and I do think immigrants, when they come to United States, they see raw and fresh start. Alawee said sharing their stories couldn’t come at a better time with this executive order.
How will the Biden administration handle immigration?
The Biden Administrations first 100 days include some big decisions on immigration. President Biden’s plans for immigration have already received some push back. We spoke with her immigration attorney, Andrea Reyes, who said she’s been talking with her about the new plans under President Joe Biden’s administration. “My situation, while President Biden was the vice president, wasn’t as bad as it is at this moment,” said the woman. The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration for pauses on deportation.
Nurse questions medical care at immigration jail in Georgia
OCILLA, Ga. – An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records, according to a nurse quoted in a complaint filed Monday. “He’s even taken out the wrong ovary on a young lady.”It was unclear to Wooten if women knowingly consented to the operations. The facility in Ocilla, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) south of Atlanta, houses men and women detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as inmates for the U.S. The complaint says Wooten was demoted after missing work with coronavirus symptoms, which she believes was retaliation for raising questions about addressing COVID-19. If detainees reported a fever, nurses would put them on an over-the-counter cold medication for seven days without testing them for COVID-19, she said.
Marco Rubio responds to immigration protesters
Immigration activists took aim at the Republican presidential candidate during a GOP policy summit in South Carolina on Saturday, interrupting the Florida senator with shouts of "Rubio does not represent our community" and "undocumented and unafraid."cbsnews.com