Immigration

After Outcry, White House Says Biden Will Lift Refugee Cap in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.

  • Apr 17, 2021
  • 1:09 PM

Biden Keeps Trump’s Record-Low Cap on Refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday stuck with his predecessor’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year and instead moved to accelerate admissions, triggering an outcry from resettlement agencies and even Biden allies that he was backpedaling on a key promise.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 4:37 PM

Vestida y alborotada, Holding on to Hope

My aunt and the rest of my family are my driving force, whenever I lose sight of what I am doing or why I am doing it I remember that I channel the strength of my entire family.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 1:15 PM

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered (A Latino USA Podcast)

Many Latinos, who have been among those hardest hit by COVID-19, have expressed concerns about ensuring access to the vaccine and avoiding the spread of misinformation among loved ones.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 11:35 AM

Washington State Governor OKs Bill Banning For-Profit Jails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 11:19 AM

Unaccompanied Children From Border Arrive in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 150 unaccompanied children found at the southern border of the U.S. have arrived in northwestern Pennsylvania and will be housed at a dormitory at the Pennsylvania International Academy.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 3:52 PM

Amy Maldonado: I’m Suing the Government for Torturing Immigrants in the United States

“Right now I’m actually an attorney on a lawsuit in Philadelphia and literally our cause of action against the government is torture,” Maldonado says.

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 10:20 PM

Mexico President Focusing Efforts to Stop Child Migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants, an issue of growing concern for the United States.

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 5:24 PM

Ricardo Zúñiga: ‘An Economic Crisis in El Salvador Could Prompt a New Wave of Migration’

Ricardo Zúñiga has spent the past several days fielding the same question with diplomatic stoicism and a poker smile.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 12:29 PM

Biden Picks 2 Trump Critics for Border, Immigration Roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 11:00 AM

Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala Deploy Troops to Lower Migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 5:47 PM

GOP-Led States Lose Bid to Challenge Immigration Rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in California refused Thursday to permit 14 states led by Republican governors to challenge the overturning of a Trump-era immigration rule affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 5:38 PM

The Texas City of Roma and the Central American Exodus

Every night, desperate Central Americans continue to cross the river and head into the hills towards Roma, hoping, somehow, to improve their lives.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 8:56 PM

Number of Kids Alone at Border Hits All-Time High in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses many of his predecessor’s hardline immigration tactics.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 11:41 AM

Texas, Louisiana Sue US Government Over Deportation Holds

DALLAS (AP) — Texas and Louisiana sued the federal government Tuesday alleging immigration authorities have declined to take custody of people who have been convicted of crimes and could be subject to deportation.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

OPINION: The Situation at the US-Mexico Border Is a Crisis, But Is It New?

Children and families have been fleeing to the U.S. for years, particularly from Mexico and the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 10:27 AM

AP-NORC Poll: Border Woes Dent Biden Approval on Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues, suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration.

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 12:34 PM

Immigrants With Temporary Status Have Grown Deep Roots in US

TPS recipients are pinning their hopes on the Senate after the House passed a sweeping bill to let them call the United States their permanent home.

  • Apr 3, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

Migrants Freed Without Court Notice and Sometimes With No Paperwork

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed and underprepared, U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families on the Mexican border without notices to appear in immigration court or sometimes without any paperwork at all, time-saving moves that have left some migrants confused.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 9:27 PM

60+ Organizations Call on DHS Secretary to End ICE’s Gang Prioritization

The letter calls on Alejandro Mayorkas and the Biden Administration to end the prioritization of persons for detention and deportation who are labeled as gang-affiliated.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 1:37 PM

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