Monday, December 20, 2021
Top 10 Immigration Law Stories of 2021, Immigration Book of the Year
It is the end of a wild pandemic year. And time for our annual Top 10 Immigration Law Stories. As you might recall, President Donald Trump, who frequently made immigration news, topped the 2020 list.
The year has seen many changes. Joe Biden became President. President Trump, and his fervent dedication to a restrictive immigration agenda, now is in the rear-view mirror. Despite repeated efforts by Democrats, any type of meaningful immigration reform failed in Congress. Reminiscent of the old adage "three strikes and you're out," the Senate Parliamentarian on three occasions ruled out efforts to squeeze in immigration changes into budget reconciliations.
This is disappointing to see.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2021
First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival.
Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing. https://t.co/vADyh5H0bw
Before the settlement, the Biden administration has been accused of "doubling down" on the Trump administration's efforts to de-certify the immigration judges union.