AllSides Balanced Search reveals information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so you can get the full picture.
Jan 29 2021
Biden Will Launch Family Reunification Effort Next Week — After Promising To Start It On Inauguration Day
President Joe Biden plans to launch a task force aimed at reuniting migrant families separated by the Trump administration next week, despite initially promising to start this effort on his first day in office, a delay the White House blamed on the Senate not yet confirming a Department of Homeland Security leader.
Biden will sign an executive order creating this task force on Tuesday,Forbes
Sep 22 2021
Border agent pictures are latest example of media whipping things into a frenzy
Images of border patrol agents pursuing Haitian migrants on horseback this week sparked a media furor when reporters mistakenly claimed the agents were using whips to subdue the migrants.
The ensuing outrage prompted the Biden administration to launch an investigation this week into the tactics used by mounted border patrol agents, whose alleged actions Homeland Security SecretaryWashington Examiner
Apr 27 2021
Deadline for Real ID for air travel pushed back due to pandemic
The Department of Homeland Security will delay the requirement for air travelers to have a Real ID-compliant form of identification, pushing it back 19 months, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday.
The deadline was supposed to be Oct. 1, but it's now being postponed until May 3, 2023. Similar delays in the past have been the result of a lack of full state compliance with theNBC News (Online)
Aug 15 2021
Texas judge reinstates Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' border program
Injunctive lawsuits by Missouri and Texas were successful in reinstating critical aspects of Trump's immigration policy after a ruling by an Amarillo District Court judge. The District Judge ruled that the Biden Administration "failed to consider several critical factors" before terminating the policy in June 2021.
The politically controversial 'Remain in Mexico' program required asylumThe Post Millennial
Dec 21 2021
Biden DHS to close Trump border wall gaps, dispose of unused materials
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that it will use border wall funds to close some unfinished gaps in the wall that former President Trump started.
President Biden shut down all construction on the wall when he entered office on Jan. 20, leaving large sections of the wall incomplete and construction material sitting unused on the border.
Piles of unusedFox News (Online News)
Nov 24 2020
Biden’s Foreign Policy Team
As of Monday evening, “President-elect Joe Biden [had] named six leaders of his foreign policy and national security teams.” These include Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and Linda ThomasThe Flip Side
Feb 22 2021
Biden Administration Proposing ‘Administrative Abolishment’ Of ICE
The Biden administration is reportedly proposing reorganizing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a move that would drastically cut down on deportations of illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outlined the proposal in a call last week with ICE officials in Texas. Mayorkas suggested shuffling thousands of immigration agents into investigative rolesThe Daily Wire
Jun 23 2021
Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, her office announced, after she has faced criticism from members of both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration.
Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAssociated Press Fact Check
Sep 27 2021
Biden administration to 'take action to protect Dreamers' after court rules against DACA
The Biden administration announced plans on Monday to recreate DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This comes as a Texas court ruled that the policy, which undertakes to fast-track those for citizenship who were brought to the US illegally by their parents as children.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the "Dreamers,"The Post Millennial
Feb 19 2022
Biden administration proposes eliminating hurdles for immigrants using public benefits and seeking legal status
The Biden administration plans to roll out a new rule eliminating potential hurdles for immigrants depending on public benefits and trying to obtain legal status, according to a newly proposed regulation.
The proposed change brings the so-called “public charge” rule back to the forefront.
The Trump administration had modified the decades-old regulation in a way that could reshapeCNN (Online News)