Late today, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it would set a new refugee admission cap next month, after immigrant and refugee advocates denounced the administration’s earlier cowardly decision to maintain the 15,000 ceiling set by the prior administration, and accusing the Biden administration of breaking its promise to increase the cap this fiscal year.
Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it will maintain the refugee admissions ceiling of 15,000 set by the prior administration, breaking its promise to increase the cap this fiscal year. This cowardly decision is a major disappointment that leaves thousands of individuals and families who have been desperately waiting to begin to rebuild their lives in a safe place and to be reunited with their families for years, indefinitely stranded.
Yesterday, the city of Chicago released gruesome body camera footage of the murder of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old child who was killed by police last month in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Little Village. The video showed Adam complying with police when he was shot, putting his empty hands up before being murdered in cold blood.
More than 20 civil and human rights organizations are expanding the fight against facial recognition and calling for a ban not only on government and law enforcement use of the technology, but also private and corporate use.
The Biden-Harris administration secured agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras to militarize borders as a way to stem migration from the region, a shameful decision that will do little to ensure migrants’ safety.
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