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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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426d 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.

'The first nail in the coffin of Title 42': Court order gives migrant families way to skirt border Covid ban

The order restores the ability of migrant families to cite fear of persecution and torture as a path toward seeking asylum in the U.S.
Immigrants cross through a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border
Immigrants cross through a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border

Judge blocks Biden from ending Trump-era Covid restrictions for migrants at border

U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays said Biden administration officials cannot take steps to lift the pandemic-era border restrictions known as Title 42.
Image: Migrant Border Crossings At The Southern Border Continue As Judge's Title 42 Ruling Looms
Image: Migrant Border Crossings At The Southern Border Continue As Judge's Title 42 Ruling Looms

DHS concerned it may need $2B to deal with migrant surge at border, documents show

The public health order known as Title 42 is set to expire Monday, which is expected to add yet more migrants to what is already a record number.
A U.S. Border Patrol officer directs migrants arriving at the border
A U.S. Border Patrol officer directs migrants arriving at the border
9d ago

A Cuban migrant crossed the Rio Grande with one leg. 'I'm going to take the risk.'

“I thought about it a lot before making the trip," said Julio Martínez, one of the record number of Cuban migrants crossing into the U.S. this year.
El cubano Julio Martínez, de 63 años, se reúne con su familia en un aeropuerto de Miami tras una travesía de 21 días por Centroamérica.
El cubano Julio Martínez, de 63 años, se reúne con su familia en un aeropuerto de Miami tras una travesía de 21 días por Centroamérica.
13d ago

Migrant disappearances in Mexico quadrupled in 2021, report says

There are places where drug cartels lie "in wait for migrants," said Luis Macias, of the Jesuits’ Missing Migrant Search Program. Many migrants become kidnapping and murder victims.
The mother of Osvaldo Javier Hernandez, who is missing, holds a sign with his photo during a demonstration to demand the government find him and other missing people at the Glorieta de Los Desaparecidos, Roundabout of the Disappeared, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on May 10, 2022.
The mother of Osvaldo Javier Hernandez, who is missing, holds a sign with his photo during a demonstration to demand the government find him and other missing people at the Glorieta de Los Desaparecidos, Roundabout of the Disappeared, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on May 10, 2022.

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainians approved to enter the U.S. through Biden admin's website

The online portal, known as Uniting for Ukraine, launched April 25 as part of President Joe Biden’s goal to bring 100,000 people fleeing Russia’s invasion to the U.S.
Image: Mexico, Ukraine immigration
Image: Mexico, Ukraine immigration
16d ago

Child found dead in Rio Grande, brother still missing, authorities say

Strong currents swept away the brothers, ages 7 and 9, as they tried to cross the Rio Grande into the U.S. with their parents, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said.
The Rio Grande flows between Mexico and Del Rio, Texas.
The Rio Grande flows between Mexico and Del Rio, Texas.

To enter U.S, Ukrainian refugees need sponsors. But proving financial readiness isn’t easy.

Svitlana Rogers’ family has struggled to gather such documentation as vaccination records from shuttered doctors’ offices and a deed on the house they fled when Russia invaded.
A Polish border policeman carries the luggage of a Ukrainian refugee as she holds her baby after crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border into Poland at the Kroscienko border crossing on April 7, 2022.
A Polish border policeman carries the luggage of a Ukrainian refugee as she holds her baby after crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border into Poland at the Kroscienko border crossing on April 7, 2022.
26d ago

Biden discusses migration in virtual meeting with Mexican president

The meeting comes as immigration at the border has become a major issue for the Biden administration — and a point of attack for the GOP ahead of the midterm elections.
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