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Immigration

The latest news on the Biden administration's immigration policy at the southern U.S. border.

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46d ago

Border challenge takes center stage at Biden news conference

The president also used his first question-and-answer session with the press to announce a new coronavirus vaccination target of 200 million shots in his first 100 days in office.
Image: President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White Hous on March 25, 2021.
Image: President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White Hous on March 25, 2021.

Five undocumented children, including infant, abandoned at border

"It is heartbreaking to find such small children fending for themselves in the middle of nowhere," an official said.
Image: Texas border
Image: Texas border

Vets, lawmakers say Biden administration not acting fast enough to help Afghans who face death from Taliban

Advocates are pushing the idea of evacuating thousands of Afghans to Guam or other safe locations, where officials could vet them for U.S. resettlement.
Image: AFGHAN FIGHTERS WATCH SEVERAL EXPLOSIONS FROM US BOMBINGS IN THE TORABORA MOUNTAINS.
Image: AFGHAN FIGHTERS WATCH SEVERAL EXPLOSIONS FROM US BOMBINGS IN THE TORABORA MOUNTAINS.
3d ago

Admin withdraws plan to collect biometric data from immigrants

The move was being made "to restore faith in the legal immigration system and reduce barriers and undue burdens to intending immigrants.”
Image: Dept. Of Homeland Security HQ As Congress' Spending Plan Funds Agency Only Through February
Image: Dept. Of Homeland Security HQ As Congress' Spending Plan Funds Agency Only Through February
4d ago

'Indivisible' author Daniel Aleman explores U.S. teen's struggle after ICE takes parents

"I think defining our identities as teens is such a huge challenge," the novelist said, "and being an immigrant, or the child of immigrants, adds a whole other dimension to the struggle."
Daniel Aleman, author of "Indivisible."
Daniel Aleman, author of "Indivisible."

Biden administration may bring whole families to U.S. to reunite with separated children, not just parents

The task force to reunite separated families is working on a process under which "immediate family members," like siblings and stepparents, "can also apply."
Brian hugs his mother Sandra after being reunited in San Ysidro, San Diego, Calif., after being separated in 2017.
Brian hugs his mother Sandra after being reunited in San Ysidro, San Diego, Calif., after being separated in 2017.

DHS Secy. Mayorkas: Focus is reuniting migrant families, not accountability for Trump administration

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas says his department's focus is on reuniting migrant families that had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and not holding Trump administration officials accountable for putting policies in place during an exclusive interview with Jacob Soboroff.
DHS Secy. Mayorkas: Focus is reuniting migrant families, not accountability for Trump administration
DHS Secy. Mayorkas: Focus is reuniting migrant families, not accountability for Trump administration
5d ago

State troopers, local police ramp up at border as federal resources stretched

"The result is that immigrant communities become fearful of public institutions," said Nayna Gupta of the National Immigrant Justice Center.
Image: Asylum-seeking migrants cross the Rio Grande river in Roma, TX
Image: Asylum-seeking migrants cross the Rio Grande river in Roma, TX

Biden admin may soon reunify more than 1,000 families in U.S., says lawyer

An ACLU lawyer said his group is negotiating with the Biden admin to reunify thousands of separated families in the U.S. and give them permanent status.
Brian hugs his mother Sandra after being reunited in San Ysidro, San Diego, Calif., after being separated in 2017.
Brian hugs his mother Sandra after being reunited in San Ysidro, San Diego, Calif., after being separated in 2017.

Biden administration to reunite four migrant families separated under Trump

The Biden family reunification task force estimates that more than 1,000 migrant families separated during the Trump administration still need to be reunited.
Rally Held At Brownsville, Texas Border Against Trump's Immigration Policies
Rally Held At Brownsville, Texas Border Against Trump's Immigration Policies
10d ago

Pentagon stops all border wall construction paid for with military funds

It was not immediately clear if the Biden admin’s plan would permanently all wall projects along the border, like those paid for from the DHS budget.
Image: U.S. President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Alamo, Texas
Image: U.S. President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Alamo, Texas