Latest from Maria Sacchetti

After immigration ruling, Democrats’ once-sweeping agenda continues to shrink

As the House and Senate returned to session, many Democrats had a sense of foreboding about the weeks ahead.
  • Sep 20, 2021

Senate parliamentarian rules against immigration measure in budget bill

The Senate rules referee’s decision is a major blow to Democrats.
  • Sep 19, 2021

More than 100 Afghan children and teens are in U.S. custody without parents

U.N. officials have said they expect the number of unaccompanied minors to grow as more are identified among the thousands of Afghans who have been airlifted to safety.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Blinken says Afghans’ travel papers are impeding evacuation, denies Taliban is holding Americans ‘hostage’

Conflicting claims about why charter flights haven’t departed has intensified criticism of the Taliban and the Biden administration, underscoring how complex the mission has become with no U.S. personnel on the ground to verify passenger manifests and paperwork.
  • Sep 7, 2021

In Schumer’s Brooklyn neighborhood, and in migrant communities across the U.S., hopes that the Senate majority leader can deliver immigration reform

A path to legal permanent residence seems tantalizingly close for millions of unauthorized immigrants as Democrats include measure in budget bill.
  • Sep 4, 2021

Biden names former Delaware governor Jack Markell to serve as point person on Afghan resettlement in the United States

Officials said more than 40,000 evacuees have arrived in the United States, including U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and 25,600 are still being processed on military bases.
  • Sep 3, 2021

They made it out of Afghanistan. But their path ahead is uncertain.

Evacuees without special immigrant visas could be held in third countries or “paroled” into the United States.
  • Aug 29, 2021

Supreme Court temporarily blocks reinstatement of Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Trump-era policy meant thousands of asylum seekers needed to wait outside of the United States for their immigration cases to be decided.
  • Aug 21, 2021

Federal judge in Texas blocks Biden’s efforts to limit immigration arrests

The immediate impact of the nationwide injunction was unclear, but some fear that it expands the pool of immigrants subject to arrest and deportation.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Biden administration preparing to offer vaccines to migrants along Mexico border

With coronavirus infections rising and border crossings at a 20-year high, the DHS plan would provide the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to migrants in U.S. custody.
  • Aug 3, 2021