TASK FORCE INFORMATION:
Our next ZOOM meeting is this Monday, starting at 7:30. We will discuss QUESTION 4 and the latest DACA decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85639095316?pwd=MzMwMlhZelRkamdPZU1nbCsyWnN0Zz09 I hope to see you. We need your input!
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS
>> Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY2023 set at 125,000.
>>5th Circuit remanded the long awaited DACA determination to the trial court to decide of the current regulation by the Biden Administration has an impact. Border Reports quoted several immigration advocates, “ Comments from several organizations expressed trepidation that the higher court has sent the case back to a South Texas federal judge who last year declared Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to be illegal. For the full story see: https://www.borderreport.com/immigration/daca-ruling-worries-migrant-advocates/?utm_
>> DHS issued the following alert concerning DACA:
ALERT: Important Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
On Oct. 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on the 2012 Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) policy. The court partially affirmed the district court’s July 2021 decision declaring the 2012 DACA policy unlawful. However, the court of appeals preserved the partial stay issued by the district court in July 2021 and remanded the case back to the district court for further proceedings regarding the new DHS DACA regulation published on Aug. 30, 2022 and scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 31, 2022.
At this time, this ruling does not affect current grants of DACA and related Employment Authorization Documents. Consistent with the court’s order [PDF] and the ongoing partial stay, we will continue to accept and process renewal DACA requests, accompanying requests for employment authorization, and applications for advance parole for current DACA recipients, and will continue to accept but not process initial DACA requests.
The FAQs at Additional Information: DACA Decision in State of Texas, et al., v. United States of America, et al., 1:18-CV-00068, (S.D. Texas July 16, 2021) (“Texas II”) are still applicable.
>> Another busted myth that immigrants are bringing drugs into the US. Republicans Are Lying About Fentanyl to Scare Voters. SEE: https://truthout.org/articles/republicans-are-lying-about-fentanyl-to-scare-voters/?amp SEE ALSO a story from the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/04/border-fentanyl-seizures-americans/
>> CBS News reports that the United States allowed more than 25,000 refugees into the country in FY2022, using only 20% of 125,000 refugee spots allocated by the Biden Administration. While the annual refugee ceiling is an aspirational target that does not require the United States to receive a minimum number of refugees, the Biden Administration’s move to dramatically increase the cap had symbolized a seismic departure from former President Donald Trump’s decision to slash refugee spots to record lows. SEE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/refugee-admissions-target-2022-biden-administration/?utm_
>> Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a transgender Guatemalan woman’s bid to avoid being deported after the BIA said she did not prove that she would face persecution if she returned to her home country.
LOCAL REQUESTS:>> The current news from MetroWest Worker’s Center is attached below.>> The Community Council is seeking tutors for its English Language Learners Program: Join Our Team of ELL Tutors
Our ELL program is run by volunteers, making connections and developing relationships that are rewarding for both tutor and learner. No need to know the language of your learner, just have a willingness to be welcoming and open to other cultures. We provided training for new tutors and a new training session starts soon, apply to be a tutor below:
ELL Tutor Application