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Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 348

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.

Get more information directly from Justice for Immigrants.Go to http://justiceforimmigrants.org today and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get the Week in Review, updates on webinars and much more!

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 310

What do you want to know about COVID-19 and immigrants? Refugees and immigrants, whether documented or not, are at greater risk than others from the COVID-19 pandemic. All refugees, immigrants and others who lack health insurance and access to affordable health care often cannot get the testing or treatment that would protect them and their family members. Also, all those who have limited resources are likely to go to work even when they have symptoms of the disease and expose others to infection. Justice for Immigrants has pulled together resource links to help refugees, migrants and their supporters with accurate information.

Did you receive a letter from the United States 2020 Census? If you received a letter from the United States 2020 Census, do not throw it away. Open it and respond through their website, mail or telephone. If you are assisting refugees or immigrants, whether documented or not, offer to help them respond as well. Here are available flyers in English and Spanish. The entire population must be counted, including those who may be present without documentation. Citizenship questions are not asked. Information is strictly confidential and cannot be used against anyone who responds. See explanatory resources from Catholic Legal Immigration Network here. See also other information here. Justice for Immigrants also offers some census related resources.

What are the benefits of immigrants to the United States? We all hear criticisms, but what are the facts? See JFI’s resources page to find more information.