This Week In Immigration – Week of October 1-2, 2021

This Week In Immigration

Friday, October 1, 2021

After Delay, Texas to Begin Releasing Migrants Held in Violation of State Law Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s Border Crackdown – A state district judge ordered the immediate release of more than 240 migrants imprisoned in violation of state trespassing law and three days later the Texas prison system started letting them go on no-cost bonds. However, the former detainees still face prosecution in their trespassing cases and are expected to be turned over to federal authorities to be detained again, deported or freed in the United States into pending asylum hearings. 

To ‘Build Back Better,’ New Research Suggests the President Must Expand Tax Credits to Undocumented Immigrants – Currently, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a credit for low-income American citizens based on their marital status and number of children. One-fifth of children living in poverty in the US, however, are ineligible for benefits because of their undocumented parents who pay taxes as using their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). A new research by USC Price School of Public Policy professors finds that expanding tax credit eligibility to undocumented immigrants could be a meaningful step toward reducing child poverty. The researchers argue that Biden’s Build Back Better plan must expand EITC eligibility to include ITIN filers to help tax-paying immigrants with U.S.-born children.

Border Counties Mulling Lawsuit Against Biden, Congress Over Illegal Immigration Disaster- The Texas Val Verde County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to collaborate with other border jurisdictions on a possible lawsuit against President Biden and the United States Congress for their inability to find a permanent immigration solution. The country has seen a historic run on the border by tens of thousands of Haitian nationals and the federal Department of Homeland Security is preparing for a new record number of up to 400,000 illegal crossings in October 2021.

Join the Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top