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Humanitarian Parole Program: Who Qualifies?
To be eligible for the humanitarian parole program, Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans must have a supporter based in the U.S. — Read more in Documented’s Glossary
Brooklyn’s 1st Asian-majority district election:
While Democrat Susan Zhuang won the district by a large margin, observers say the district could swing between political parties in the future. — NBC News
Around the U.S.
U.S. Census Bureau projects population bust by 2080:
America will enter the 22nd century with a shrinking population unless immigration increases, according to the U.S. Census Bureau projections released Thursday. — Axios
Hispanics projected to make up 26.9% of the U.S. population by 2060:
The U.S. Census Bureau’s projections incorporated data on births, deaths and international migration, and predicted slower pace of population growth than previous estimates. — NBC News
SpaceX wins reprieve from lawsuit alleging anti-immigrant bias:
A judge blocked the U.S. Justice Department from pursuing an administrative case accusing Elon Musk’s SpaceX of illegally refusing to hire refugees and asylum recipients. — Reuters
USCIS updates guidance for Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions:
Now, the 180-day time frame for USCIS to adjudicate an SIJ petition does not extend to the adjudication of any motion or appeal filed after a denial of an SIJ petition. — Read more here
Democrats urge Biden to grant protected status to Palestinians in U.S. amid war:
In a letter to Biden, more than 100 Democrats led by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin called on Biden to grant residents of Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories deportation relief and access to work permits. — Reuters
Senate Republicans press DHS chief on attaching policy changes to border money:
The exchanges during the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing underscored the uphill battle the Biden admin. faces in getting its supplemental funding request passed. — CNN
Congressional split on immigration hangs over year-end spending fights:
Republicans and Democrats agree that any war spending package should incorporate adjustments to immigration policies, but the parties disagree on how far such a deal should go. — The New York Times