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Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 10:55 AM

Slow Effort to ID San Antonio Migrant Dead; Toll Rises to 53

More than a day after the discovery of a stifling trailer in San Antonio where dozens of migrants died after being abandoned in the sweltering heat, few identities of the victims have been made public, illustrating the challenges authorities face in tracing people who cross borders clandestinely.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 2:24 PM

46 Dead, 16 Hospitalized After Trailer of Migrants Found

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 10:58 PM

Indigenous Group Leading Protests OKs Dialogue With Ecuador Government

The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador on Monday agreed to discuss with the government possible solutions that could lead to the end of a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

Two Priests Killed in Mexico Devoted Decades to Remote Northern Region

The two priests, aged 79 and 80, respectively, were shot dead in the small church on Cerocahui’s town square Monday, along with a tourist guide they tried to protect from a local crime boss. The killer, who President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday had been identified, took their bodies.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 1:33 PM

Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar Declared Winner in Texas Recount

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 8:10 AM

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone—electing the country’s first Black vice president.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 7:25 AM

Slim Win Makes Ex-Rebel Colombia’s First Leftist President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president.

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • 7:04 PM

US Sanctions Nicaraguan Gold Mining Firm Over Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation’s ties to Russia.

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • 4:13 PM

Mexican Government Prodding Its Farmers to Grow More Food

The government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants Mexicans to produce more of their own food in order to move toward self-sufficiency in key products and to control prices for basic foodstuffs.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 8:19 AM

Mexico Issues 7,000 Temporary Documents to Migrants in South

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s migration agency has issued nearly 7,000 temporary documents and transit visas over the last few days to members of a migrant caravan which by Saturday had broken up in southern Mexico.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 10:10 AM

Former Bolivian President Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday on charges linked to her assumption of office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor, Evo Morales.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • 12:06 PM

Biden, Leaders Reach Migration Pact Despite Attendance Flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders are set to announce on Friday what is being billed as a roadmap for countries to host large numbers of migrants and refugees.

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • 7:06 PM

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

At Fractured Summit of the Americas, Biden Seeks Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week’s Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

Migration Gets Top Billing as Biden Hosts Hemisphere Leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migration has taken center stage at an assembly of Western Hemisphere leaders, reflecting its emergence as a top foreign policy issue amid red-carpet drama over who comes and who stays home.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 4:33 PM

Migrant Caravan Sets Out in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand migrants set out walking in the rain early Monday in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 10:42 AM

In Blow to Biden, Mexico President to Skip Americas Summit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.’ efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 5:31 PM

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