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: 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

Latino Senators Block Anti-Immigrant Amendment From Inflation Bill

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, an anti-immigrant amendment by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) was rejected by a 50-50 vote. Lankford’s amendment called for the use of Obamacare money to fund Title 42, the Trump-era policy that bars immigrants from entering the United States based on public health concerns. 

  • Aug 9, 2022
  • 4:41 PM

Asylum Wait Lists at US Border Frustrate, Confuse Migrants

Opaque waiting lists at the Mexico border to gain a chance at obtaining asylum in the United States have persisted under President Joe Biden, leading many migrants to give up and cross illegally or languish for months in border towns.

  • Jul 13, 2022
  • 5:33 PM

Mexico, US Presidents to Meet Amid Newly Tense Relationship

The U.S.-Mexico relationship —a straightforward tradeoff during the Trump administration, with Mexico tamping down on migration and the U.S. not pressing on other issues— has become a wide range of disagreements over trade, foreign policy, energy, and climate change.

  • Jul 11, 2022
  • 11:20 AM

Texas Governor Authorizes State Forces to Return Migrants to Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday authorized state forces to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming the enforcement powers of federal agents and pushing the legal boundaries of the Republican’s escalating efforts to curb the rising number of crossings.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 5:46 PM

Immigrant Rights Advocates Cheer End of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Demand More Relief

Pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that sided with President Biden’s move to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, immigrant advocacy groups took a moment to celebrate but are calling for more immigrant relief, including an end to Trump-era Title 42 restrictions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

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

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

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