Unauthorized immigrants will be included in census. Although the Trump Administration proposed to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment of census calculations, the necessary analysis cannot be completed before the inauguration of the Biden Administration. The new administration has stated that it will include the undocumented. This is an important change in policy that will allow a more accurate allocation of federal social service funds and the determination of congressional representation.
Hardening of the heart. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, on the border with Mexico, reflects on our national approach to brothers and sisters waiting to cross the border. “In the struggle for hope and freedom and family, God knocks… He knocks. He knocks. He knocks.”
ICYMI – Webinar – Immigration Policy for the Incoming Administration. In anticipation of the incoming Biden administration, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) has developed policy recommendations and justifications that would reverse policies of the current administration and benefit immigrants and refugees. Join CLINIC experts for a free webinar explaining these policy recommendations on Thursday, January 21.
Justice for Immigrants (JFI) also has its priorities for the coming transition. JFI has also developed legislative and regulatory priorities to enhance the lives of immigrants and refugees.
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