Immigration

CBP Reports February Increase of Border Apprehensions

Since Joe Biden’s inauguration, the number of people encountered at the southern border has increased, particularly with families and unaccompanied minors.

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • 10:16 AM

Confusion Reigns Over Biden Border Policies

Almost everyone at the Tijuana camp has been in Mexico for months or years. They include Haitians who started arriving in Tijuana in 2016 as well as Mexican and Central American families fleeing violence, poverty and natural disasters.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 4:49 PM

The ‘Crisis’ at the Border Won’t End Until We Admit We Need Immigrants at Least as Much as They Need Us (OPINION)

When it comes to the subject of immigration, humanity and common sense matter. That’s where every conversation on the topic should begin.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 3:24 PM

House OKs Dems’ Immigration Bills for Dreamers, Farmworkers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farmworkers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that faces an uphill climb in the Senate.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 6:54 AM

Emergency Sites for Migrant Children Raising Safety Concerns

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has stopped taking immigrant teenagers to a converted camp for oilfield workers in West Texas as it faces questions about the safety of emergency sites it is quickly standing up to hold children crossing the southern border.

  • Mar 18, 2021
  • 6:02 PM

Black and Indigenous Delegation From the US Faces Arrest and Illegal Deportation From Chile

“The excessive behavior of Chilean police is reminiscent of repressive tactics used by police during the country’s dictatorship era, where thousands were killed, tortured, and disappeared,” organizers said.

  • Mar 18, 2021
  • 12:12 PM

Homeland Security Head Rejects GOP Claims of Border ‘Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security pushed back Wednesday against Republican criticism of the Biden administration’s border policies, refusing to say that the increase of migrant children entering the United States is a “crisis.”

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

This Is What DHS Secretary Mayorkas Said on Tuesday About Situation at Southwest Border

“We will also not waver in our values and our principles as a Nation. Our goal is a safe, legal, and orderly immigration system that is based on our bedrock priorities: to keep our borders secure, address the plight of children as the law requires, and enable families to be together,” Mayorkas said.

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • 8:51 AM

Immigrant Teens to Be Housed at Dallas Convention Center

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government plans to house up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers at a convention center in downtown Dallas as it struggles to find space for migrant children at the border who have strained the immigration system just two months into the Biden administration.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 5:57 PM

Immigrant Victims of Crime Hope Congress Eases Visa Hurdles

Many U visa applicants are women and children who have endured horrific abuse or trafficking.

  • Mar 14, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

Children Packed Into Border Patrol Tent for Days on End

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren’t enough mats, according to nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight of immigrant detention centers.

  • Mar 14, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

Biden White House Explains (Again) Migration Policy for Border and Central America

This time it was Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, coordinator for the southern border and a special assistant to President Biden.

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • 8:02 PM

No Evidence Migrants at Border Significantly Spreading Virus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As he ended Texas’ coronavirus restrictions Wednesday over the objections of public health officials, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has tried shifting concern about the virus’ spread to migrants with COVID-19 crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, though without evidence they are a significant factor.

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • 7:28 PM

The White House (Once Again) Responds to the Detention of Unaccompanied Minors by CBP

“Well, humanity will always be a value from the President on down. But you are right that we are continuing to work to convey to people in the region that this is not the time to come, that the majority of people who come to the border will be turned away, which is factually accurate,” White House press secretary said on Tuesday.

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • 10:08 AM

Biden Administration Won’t Defend Trump Immigration Rule

CHICAGO (AP) — A Trump-era immigration rule denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps was dealt likely fatal blows Tuesday after the Biden administration dropped legal challenges, including before the Supreme Court.

  • Mar 9, 2021
  • 9:35 PM

145 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to End Federal Use of the Berks County Residential Center

As ICE and Berks County Commissioners continue private negotiations to convert the Berks facility into a women’s prison, organizations and grassroots groups call on the Biden Administration to terminate any and all ICE and DHS contracts with the county.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

Profits Trump COVID-19 Protections for Migrant Seafood Workers in Atlantic Canada

Maritime farming and seafood-processing industries, typically reliant on foreign labor, will be hit hard by the ban, with Mexico and Jamaica among the top source countries of temporary foreign workers.

  • Mar 5, 2021
  • 5:18 PM

Court Raises Bar for Some Immigrants to Avoid Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation.

  • Mar 4, 2021
  • 8:53 PM

New Report and Mapping Tool Provide Insight Into NYC Neighborhoods Where Immigrants Are Most At-Risk for Negative Health Outcomes

CMS said that the report comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate immigrant communities and vaccine distribution in New York City has been uneven across racial and socioeconomic groups.

  • Mar 3, 2021
  • 1:21 PM

Mijente to Launch National ‘Eyes on ICE: Truth and Accountability’ Forums

DHS Secretary Mayorkas invited to hear directly from communities that have suffered abuse at the hands of ICE.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 9:56 AM

Processing of Asylum Seekers Expands at US-Mexico Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The processing of asylum seekers waiting to enter the United States expanded to a third border crossing Friday, even as nongovernmental organizations called for more effort to protect the thousands still in Mexican border cities.

  • Feb 27, 2021
  • 1:50 PM

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