What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

Latina State Rep. Blasts Democratic Senator for Title 42 Vote

Fallout has begun over the decision by six Democratic senators to vote for a failed messaging amendment to preserve Title 42 restrictions on immigration, with Salvadoran-born state Rep. Maria Perez posting a video to express her indignation over Sen. Hassan’s vote in favor of the amendment.

  • Aug 10, 2022
  • 4:04 PM

Judge: Title 42 Asylum Restrictions Must Continue on Border

Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 5:59 PM

Rep. García: Biden, Democrats Must End Title 42 Now (OPINION)

The Biden administration should honor its commitment to immediately end Title 42 restrictions, which were imposed by former President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers their basic, protected rights. It would be a mistake for Democrats to shy away from dismantling this cruel plank of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. By the end of 2019, the Trump […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 7:06 AM

End of Title 42 Sees Renewed Hate Towards Migrants of Color (OPINION)

As predictable as Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the decades-old language of anti-Latino hate has resurfaced like a festering boil in the wake of Biden’s plans to end Title 42 restrictions on immigration.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 1:17 PM

US Expels Venezuelan Migrants to Colombia Under Title 42 Powers

The Biden administration said Monday that it has begun expelling Venezuelan migrants to Colombia without a chance to seek asylum after entering the United States from Mexico, its latest use of pandemic-related authority.

  • Feb 2, 2022
  • 11:50 AM

Haitians, La Migra, and Title 42: What We’re Not Talking About (OPINION)

Aside from the discussions we’re having about political and economic turmoil in Haiti, much more sinister actions are at play.

  • Sep 29, 2021
  • 6:19 PM

Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’

A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.

  • Jan 27, 2023
  • 6:18 PM

White House Pushes to Further Criminalize Asylum-Seekers (OPINION)

President Biden’s new border policy is being met with mixed reviews as heavy criticism is lobbed at the administration for continuing Trump-era guidelines.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 5:20 PM

Biden Toughens Border, Offers Legal Path for 30,000 a Month

President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. Instead, the U.S. will accept 30,000 people per month from those countries and Venezuela for two years as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors, and pass background checks.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 2:42 PM

Biden to Make First Visit to US-Mexico Border

President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border —his first trip there since taking office— in connection with his meeting next week in Mexico City with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 10:30 AM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Border Patrol Union Stoking Anti-Latino Animus (OPINION)

In an attempt to shift negative attention away from the problematic and troubled agency, the National Border Patrol Council is deploying social media posts to spread misinformation and blatant lies.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS)

Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 2:18 PM

Border Patrol Agents Fire ‘Projectiles’ on Migrants in El Paso

On Monday, after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, a group of Venezuelan and Honduran migrants was forced back by U.S. Border Patrol agents firing what a spokesman called “crowd control projectiles.”

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 4:58 PM

US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice

Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 10:27 AM

US to Begin Turning Many Venezuelan Migrants Back to Mexico

The Biden administration is also creating a pathway to allow “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Venezuelans have been fleeing their home country in record numbers, and the number crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 3:34 PM

Increase in Venezuelan Migration Felt Across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans. Venezuelans were stopped 25,349 times, up 43 percent from 17,652 in July and four times the 6,301 encounters in August 2021, authorities said Monday, signaling a remarkably sudden demographic shift.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

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  • Aug 18, 2022
  • 11:16 PM

The Missing Pieces in Addressing the Migration Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

If the Mexican and U.S. governments don’t shift their migration and border policies, horrific scenes like we saw in San Antonio in June, where the bodies of 53 migrants were discovered in an abandoned semi trailer, will become far more common.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

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