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Apr 08 2021
More than 1,300 migrant children are being held at coliseum where sexual abuse is alleged
The number of migrant children being detained at a facility in San Antonio, Texas, has nearly tripled in less than two weeks, as state and federal agencies have received complaints of abuse taking place there.
On March 29, 500 male children between the ages of 13 and 17 were taken to the Freeman Expo Center. As of Monday, that number had skyrocketed to 1,370, officials said, accordingFox News (Online News)
Feb 12 2021
Biden to allow into US thousands of asylum-seekers who were forced to remain in Mexico
The Biden administration will begin allowing Central American asylum-seekers who had been forced to remain in Mexico into the United States to have their claims heard.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that starting Feb. 19, the thousands of migrants who had been forced to wait in Mexico for months under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols will beWashington Examiner
May 15 2023
Border Crossings Drop After Title 42 Ends
U.S.-Mexico border crossings fell 50% after Title 42 was lifted, Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday.
The Details: Mayorkas said Border Patrol had roughly 6,300 encounters along the border Friday and 4,200 on Saturday, down considerably from the record 11,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Key Quotes: "It is too early. But the numbers that we have experienced overReuters The Daily Wire HuffPost
Mar 18 2022
Ukrainians Head For The Southern Border
Hundreds of Ukrainians have headed for the U.S.-Mexico border since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, and the Biden administration’s response has been to pour gasoline on a powder keg.
Jesús Alejandro Ruiz Uribe, a federal delegate for the Mexican state of Baja California, reportedly claimed that nearly 500 Ukrainians have arrived in Tijuana and the surrounding area since the RussianThe American Conservative
Aug 24 2021
A new Supreme Court case could blow up decades of US diplomacy
Texas v. Biden, a case with profound implications for American foreign policy, reached the Supreme Court with lightning speed.
On August 13, a judge in Texas appointed by then-President Donald Trump effectively ordered the Biden administration to permanently reinstate Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, which is officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),Vox
Mar 05 2021
The new border chaos: a crisis of Biden’s own making
A crisis is a terrible thing to create. This, nonetheless, is what President Biden has done at the southern border.
His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an open-handed approach to migrants coming to the US, and his early moves to undo Donald Trump’s border policies, are creating a migrant surge that risks running out of control.
Homeland Security Secretary AlejandroNew York Post (News)
Feb 19 2021
Oversight Republicans warn DHS of impending border health crisis, blame ‘reckless’ Biden policies
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are sounding the alarm to the Biden administration about an impending health crisis at the southern border -- warning that "reckless" policies and rhetoric from President Biden are fueling it.
"The Biden administration’s policies limiting immigration enforcement and weakening border security, coupled with its proposal to grant amnesty toFox News (Online News)
Feb 12 2021
Biden Administration to Allow Some Asylum Seekers to Enter US After Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it plans to allow thousands of mostly non-Mexican asylum seekers, forced to wait in northern Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, to enter the U.S. while they await their immigration court hearings. Beginning Feb. 19, the DHS will allow about 600 of the estimated 25,000 asylum seekers with “active cases” toNBC News (Online) Axios Washington Examiner
Dec 07 2020
Joe Biden Picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra To Be HHS Secretary
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced he’s nominating California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the next administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, a surprise to many who believed the former Democratic congressman would be chosen to head the Justice Department.
The selection of Becerra — first reported by The New York Times and CNN on Sunday — is aHuffPost
Feb 19 2021
‘We’re not here to steal jobs’ — immigration agency’s delays jeopardize international students’ legal status
Ji Hyun came to the United States from South Korea to pursue her dream of becoming an intensive care unit nurse.
Now, she is one of many international students whose job prospects and legal immigration status are threatened by monthslong processing delays in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services facilities.
Ji Hyun graduated from nursing school in December and secured a jobCNBC