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Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden budget request

The Biden administration released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings and asylum requests. ... Read more»

Judge indefinitely blocks Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze

A ruling by a federal judge in Texas has put an indefinite halt to President Biden’s 100-day halt to deportations. Texas AG Ken Paxton, the subject of a criminal investigation accusing him of accepting a bribe, argued the state would face financial harm if undocumented immigrants were released there.... Read more»

Judge halts fee hike that would have nearly doubled cost of citizenship

A federal judge late Tuesday blocked a steep increase in application fees set to take effect Friday for people seeking U.S. citizenship, an increase that advocates feared would have locked many immigrants out.... Read more»

Obama may bypass Congress on immigration reform

The Obama administration, anticipating that Congress might not pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, is considering ways it could act without congressional approval to achieve many of the objectives of the initiative, including giving permanent resident status, or green cards, to large numbers of people in the country illegally.... Read more»