Biden's DHS pick reveals immigration vision during virtual summit
Alejandro Mayorkas — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee tapped to lead the Department of Homeland Security — gave the public a first glimpse Thursday of how he’ll approach his new post overseeing the country’s “broken immigration system.” His public comments via Zoom during a virtual bipartisan immigration summit held by the American Business Immigration Coalition, a national business and immigration organization, are his first since being nominated last week. Mayorkas emphasized that immigration reform will require Republicans and Democrats to work together in 2021 — a stark contrast to the ...
36,000 immigrants in Florida won't get their citizenship in time to vote, data show
MIAMI — Up to 300,000 lawful permanent residents nationwide — about 36,000 of them in Florida — will be prevented from completing their naturalization process in time to vote in the upcoming November election, data show.The staggering government data — analyzed by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Boundless Immigration, a non-partisan tech company that helps immigrants obtain green cards and citizenship — shows that immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis slowed down naturalization applications, creating a record backlog in a ti...