migrants, Biden administration, Title 42 U.S.-Mexico border
Jul 19, 2023

Biden administration tells judge its new asylum rule is not reboot of Trump’s efforts

The Biden administration argued Wednesday that its new asylum rule is different from versions put forward under President Donald Trump in a court hearing before a judge who threw out Trump's attempts to limit asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S.-Mexico border, migrants, jaguars, bears, Trump administration, border wall, lawsuit
Jul 18, 2023

Openings for wildlife will be installed in areas of U.S.-Mexico border wall

Openings intended for wildlife will be put into portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall -- including sections in Arizona -- under terms of a settlement in a 4-year-old lawsuit over how the Trump administration paid for new construction.

United States, immigration, violence, asylum, migrants, Guatemala, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Panama
Jul 17, 2023

Hundreds of migrants in southern Mexico form group to head toward US

Nearly a thousand migrants that recently crossed from Guatemala into Mexico formed a group Saturday to head north together in hopes of reaching the border with the United States.

immigration, migrants, South America, Central America,
Jul 12, 2023

Advocates: Family reunification policy helps some migrants, but not enough

A new immigration policy that makes it easier for people from four Central and South American countries to join family in the U.S. will help but is still “far from” the migration solution needed, advocates said.

migrants, attorneys, border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Arizona, Texas
Jul 3, 2023

Biden administration guaranteed attorney access for migrant screenings, most don’t have it

As the Biden administration prepared to launch speedy asylum screenings at Border Patrol holding facilities this spring, authorities pledged a key difference from a Trump-era version of the policy: Migrants would be guaranteed access to legal counsel.

border, campaign, migrants, U.S.-Mexico border, DeSantis, Trump, Biden, immigration
Jun 26, 2023

DeSantis unveils aggressive immigration and border security policy that largely mirrors Trump’s

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis promised to end birthright citizenship, finish building the southern border wall and send U.S. forces into Mexico to combat drug cartels as part of an aggressive — and familiar — immigration policy proposal he laid out Monday in a Texas border city.

human smuggling, Guatemala, migrants, arrests, family smuggling ring, Arizona, Texas, California
Jun 16, 2023

Officials break up Guatemalan family smuggling ring in 3-state operation, 6 arrested

Federal authorities have arrested six people for their alleged roles in a human smuggling ring that brought migrants from Guatemala to the United States, the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico said.

Border Patrol, lawsuit, deaths, detention, border, Title 42, Biden administration, mothers
Jun 13, 2023

US administration argues against trial in case of Trump-era family separations at border

Despite President Joe Biden's loathing of his predecessor's practice of separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, his administration argued in federal court Tuesday that a lawsuit seeking money for five affected mothers and their children should be dismissed.

border, Florida, Arizona, migrants, Ron DeSantis
Jun 8, 2023

DeSantis defends flying migrants to California as he meets with sheriffs near border

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday defended his state's decision to fly migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to California, arguing that the state had essentially invited the migrants with its welcoming policies toward immigrants.

border, Border Patrol, lawsuit, federal government, Hobbs, Ducey
May 31, 2023

US Border Patrol chief retiring after seeing through end of Title 42 restrictions

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced that he's retiring, after seeing through a major policy shift that seeks to clamp down on illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border following the end of Title 42 Covid pandemic restrictions.

Title 42, app, border towns, migrants, Biden administration
May 29, 2023

Asylum-seekers say joy over end of Title 42 turns to anguish induced by new rules

Though the government opened some new avenues for immigration, the fate of many people is largely left to a U.S. government app only used for scheduling an appointment at a port of entry and unable to decipher human suffering or weigh the vulnerability of applicants.

Biden, immigration, U.S.-Mexico border, migrants
May 23, 2023

Biden leaning into global diplomacy to manage migration at US-Mexico border

On President Joe Biden 's first day in office, he handed Congress a legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration system.