This week had some major news related to DACA, possible new tariffs, and a ruling on the asylum process. Read on to learn more!
1. House passes the Dream and Promise Act
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 which provides a comprehensive plan for giving DACA, TPS, and DED recipients a pathway to citizenship.
Although the bill will now move to the Senate, where Leader McConnell has said he is unlikely to bring the bill to the floor, the passage of the bill in the House is a landmark moment given the first iteration of the bill was introduced in 2001.
2. President Trump threatens tariffs on Mexican imports
This week, President Trump threatened to begin tariffs on imports from Mexico if Mexico did not “immediately stop the flow of people and drugs through their country and to our Southern Border.”
Trump has said the tariffs would start at 5% starting Monday, June 10th, and then increase by 5% every month until October 2019. However, there have been no metrics given to show how the Trump Administration will measure the success or failure of the tariffs.
Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill have voiced their concern over new tariffs, particularly with Mexico, which is the U.S.’s largest trading partner.
Read more at the AP.
3. BIA issues new ruling on usage of the asylum system
The Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA) issued a new ruling giving immigration judges more power to dismiss cases they feel are an abuse of the asylum system. As this ruling is at the federal level, it will have wide-ranging effects on many immigration cases in the future.
You can read the ruling here and/or watch our video response explaining the ruling below.
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