"Every time the van stopped to pick up another deportee, I was sure someone would come on board, point at me and say, 'Not that guy—he's a veteran.'"
Biden's boss Barack Obama was called the "Deporter in Chief." Immigrants and their advocates want to see what the new president does on immigration reform.
Even assuming a log-jammed Congress, there are still avenues for Biden to single-handedly provide temporary protection for millions of immigrants.
The incoming Biden administration plans to quickly introduce a sweeping immigration reform bill.
While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they do not see a large-scale legislative overhaul contained within one bill as a workable strategy any longer.
Until now, American Samoas were deemed "non-citizen nationals," and therefore denied the right to vote, run for office, work in certain jobs, sponsor family members for immigration and get federal aid for school.
"ICE doesn't need to be abolished, it needs to be reformed," a former senior official with the agency said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's challenger Randy Bryce just joined a chorus of 2018 progressives who want to see the Democratic Party take a stronger stance on ICE.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to intervene in several ongoing court cases against the Trump administration's decision to end the immigration program.
Although not among the largest trade partners for the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa, El Salvador and Haiti are significant as Trump fumes over immigration reform.
The president has said Democrats are not doing anything to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Applicants affected by mail delays will be allowed to resubmit their applications for DACA protections.
Experts have been warning for months that the administration's policies would only increase risks for migrants.
Last week, students voted 1,355 to 460 to approve an advisory referendum requesting the university become a sanctuary campus.
Philadelphia's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration will not be held this year because of President Donald Trump's policies.