Daily Immigration News Clips – December 20, 2021

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on December 20, 2021.

National

The Hill Democrats mull hardball tactics to leapfrog parliamentarian on immigration
By Jordain Carney and Rafael Bernal

Washington Post Manchin says he ‘cannot vote’ for Democrats’ $2 trillion spending package, drawing sharp White House rebuke
By Tony Romm

Roll Call Manchin pulls plug on ‘Build Back Better’ bill
By David Lerman

Politico Dems trip over their own sky-high expectations
By Marianne Levine and Burgess Everett

Bloomberg Immigration Loss Leaves Democrats Eyeing Risky Alternatives (1)
By Ellen M. Gilmer

The Hill Lawmakers, former officials issue urgent appeals for Biden to help Afghanistan
By Laura Kelly

Politico Biden’s H-1B Conundrum
By Rikha Sharma Rani

LA Times The young are at the forefront of a perilous global migration surge
By Patrick J. McDonell and Nabih Bulos

NPR On Mexico's southern border, the latest migration surge is Haitian
By Carrie Kahn

The Atlantic The Skeleton of Trump’s Border Wall is Rusting in the Desert
By John B. Washington

Washington Post (Op-Ed) President Biden’s inconsistent policies contributed to a soaring death toll at the border

New York Times (Op-Ed) What Economists Think About Immigration Doesn’t Really Matter
By Peter Coy

The Hill (Op-ed) The Democratic Party's deterioration is shattering hope for the midterms
By Douglas E. Schoen and Carly Cooperman

Local

Chicago Sun Times Immigration activists in Chicago urge Democrats to disregard Senate parliamentarian, move forward with reform
By Elvia Malagón

The Intercept (Texas) Texas National Guard Filmed Trespassing During Border Operations
By Melissa del Bosque

Texas Tribune (Texas) Gov. Greg Abbott inaugurates first stretch of state-funded border barrier in Starr County
By Eleanor Klibanoff and Uriel J. Garcia