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Kimberly Silverio-Bautista/Cronkite News

Build Back Better immigration reforms

Neither side thrilled with immigration reforms in Build Back Better bill

By: - December 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Buried in the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Plan is $100 billion for immigration reform, money that critics say has no business being in the bill and that migration advocates say does not go nearly far enough. The immigration provisions, which were included in the bill House approved Nov. 19 on a mostly […]

‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds vow to end it

By: and - December 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy will resume Monday, after the Mexican government agreed to accept migrants who are turned away at the border and forced to wait in Mexico for their hearing. The court-ordered renewal of the Migrant Protection Protocols comes even though the Department of Homeland Security said this summer it […]

Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

By: and - November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the policy by the Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement […]