Author: Fernanda Echavarri

Biden Is Supposedly Reinstating a Harsh Trump Border Policy Any Day Now. But Key Stakeholders Are Still in the Dark.

Last month, the Biden administration made a lot of people very angry when it said it planned to restart one of the most impactful and cruel Trump-era border policies sometime in “mid-November.” But here we are, nearing the middle of the month, and there doesn’t seem to be much, if any, clarity about what the revival […]

Biden Vastly Expands “Protected Areas” Where ICE Can’t Arrest Immigrants

Starting this week, the number of places where immigration enforcement officials are not allowed to arrest people is growing. The Biden administration issued a new policy Wednesday that directs agents to stay away from playgrounds, domestic violence shelters, healthcare facilities, public demonstrations, disaster response centers, and other locations. The new “protected areas” policy went into […]

Biden’s Pick to Lead CBP Just Confirmed Trump’s Harsh Border Policy Isn’t Going Anywhere

While today’s confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead Customs and Border Protection didn’t produce fireworks, it was notable in at least one aspect: The Biden administration is still firmly committed to the controversial Trump-era policy that has essentially closed the border to migrants and asylum seekers for almost two years. “Do you […]