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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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration
The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
Latino Truckers Lead Boycott of Florida After Anti-Immigrant Law (OPINION)
A protest started by Latino truck drivers against Florida’s anti-immigrant law has now grown to include a diversity of drivers across the country.
Number of Migrants Fell 50% at US Southern Border After Immigration Changes
The number of migrants encountered at the southern border fell 50 percent during the last three days compared with the days leading up to the end of a key pandemic-era regulation, U.S. officials said Monday.
Biden’s Last-Minute Policy Changes Complicate Crisis at Border (OPINION)
While the Biden administration says its focus is to counter misinformation, the policy changes announced just hours prior to the end of Title 42 are likely to sow further confusion at the southern border.
SUV Driver Hits Crowd at Texas Bus Stop Near Border; 8 Dead
Police are preparing to arrest the hospitalized driver of an SUV that slammed into a crowd, killing eight people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. At least 10 others were injured, authorities said.
Biden’s New Rules for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)
In a joint press conference last week, the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security announced new measures at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the end of Title 42.
Latino Influencers Pressure Congress for Immigrant Justice (OPINION)
The Latino Content Creators for Immigrant Justice is a coalition of creators, activists, elected officials, organizations, and community members stressing the urgency of passing a pathway to citizenship, protecting the right to seek asylum without restriction, and addressing the mistreatment of immigrants.
Mexico Migrant Camp Tents Torched Across Border From Texas
About two dozen makeshift tents were set ablaze and destroyed at a migrant camp across the border from Texas this week, witnesses said Friday, a sign of the extreme risk that comes with being stuck in Mexico as the Biden administration increasingly relies on that country to host people fleeing poverty and violence.
US to Test Expedited Asylum Screenings at Mexico Border
Migrants who enter the United States illegally will be screened by asylum officers while in custody under a limited experiment that provides them access to legal counsel, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
The Biden-Trump Border Disaster (OPINION)
As major media does an about-face and ignores the cruelty of the Biden administration’s immigration policy, voters should remember the promises made by then-candidate Joe Biden during his 2020 presidential campaign.
Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained: A Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule
The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, to explain what the Biden administration’s new asylum rule change entails, what its impact will be and why it is so controversial.
DACA Recipients Have Delivered for Democrats. Time to Deliver a Pathway to Citizenship for Us (OPINION)
In spite of President Biden’s promise to protect immigrant communities, his administration and Congress have failed to deliver on promises of permanent status for millions of undocumented immigrants. His State of the Union address on Tuesday gives him an opportunity to chart a new path.
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.