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Daily Immigration News Clips – January 5, 2021

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on January 5, 2021.

National

Associated Press First new DACA applications approved in final weeks of 2020
By Larry Neumeister and Nomaan Merchant

Border Report Biden can redirect new border wall funding lawmakers say they OK’d to avert shutdown
By Sandra Sanchez

Border Report Migrant expulsions at southern border shoot up as pandemic drags on
By Salvador Rivera

Washington Post The GOP fight now is the same fight it’s been for years: The establishment vs. the fringe
By Philip Bump

Washington Post Democrats, Republicans race to finish in Ga. as Trump casts shadow over Senate runoffs
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Michael Scherer, David Weigel and Reis Thebault

CNN In majority-Black Georgia county, voting in Senate runoffs is more about fight to vote than right to vote
By Eliott C. McLaughlin

CNN Trump says he hopes Pence 'comes through' while he rallies for Georgia senators
By Maegan Vazquez, Ryan Nobles and Nikki Carvajal

LA Times Republicans splinter as they balance Trump’s loyalty test and the party’s future
By JANET HOOK, DAVID LAUTER

USA Today 'Fate of the nation': Georgia voters to decide control of Senate under shadow of President Trump's grievances
By Ledyard King and Phillip M. Bailey

The Intelligencer House GOP Admits It Opposes Democracy, Not Voter Fraud
By Eric Levitz

Al Dia As seen in Arizona, the Latinx margin in Georgia could flip the Senate blue
By Ericka Conant

Cheddar Latino Voter Outreach Strong Ahead of Georgia Runoff Elections
By Alexander Vuocolo

NBC News In Georgia, Latinos shatter runoff turnout record as groups make last push for voters

CBS News Julián Castro On Latino And Youth Vote In Georgia Senate Runoffs

Forbes (Opinion) Joe Biden’s New Policies For Asylum, DACA And Legal Immigration
By Stuart Anderson

Washington Post (Opinion) We all suffer for Mitch McConnell’s sycophancy
By Dana Milbank

CNN (Opinion) How the far right peddles fear and nonsense to Latinos ahead of Georgia vote
By John Avlon

Bustle (Opinion) The Real Battle At The Heart Of Georgia’s Runoffs
By Jessica Tarlov

The Hill (Op-ed) COVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform
By Rebecca Shi

Local

Providence Journal Immigration attorney, formerly undocumented, becomes Central Falls judge
By Brian Amaral

Miami Herald There’s good and bad news for immigrants waiting for USCIS biometrics appointments
BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH

Daily Mail (Nebraska) Nebraska governor says undocumented workers at meatpacking plants will NOT be eligible to receive COVID vaccines
By MEGAN SHEETS

Baltimore Sun (Op-ed) OPINION What we now need from Biden: an aspirational agenda
By Jesse Jackson