Biden Is Expanding A Plan To Bring Back Asylum-Seekers Who Were Forced To Wait In Dangerous Mexican Border Towns
Nearly 28,000 immigrants were ordered deported without being present at their last court hearing under Trump-era restrictions that put them at high risk of violent crime while they waited in Mexico.
The US Can Again Grant Asylum To Domestic Violence Survivors After The Attorney General Tossed Out A Trump Administration Decision
“The vacating of these decisions allows these cases to be treated like any other — fairly and without bias or prejudgment."
Biden Is Expanding A Program To Allow More Young Central Americans To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries
The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.
Prosecutors can now dismiss cases for immigrants who have been longtime green card holders, are pregnant or elderly, have a serious health condition, or have been in the US from a young age.
The White House is continuing to pressure Mexico to do more within its own borders to alleviate pressure at the southern border.
Exclusive: The plan could represent President Joe Biden’s most consequential immigration policy to date and fundamentally change the dynamics at the southern border.
The plan will begin in courts in Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The designation of temporary protected status will apply to Haitians — or individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti — who were in the US as of May 21.
“If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority,” a senior ICE official told BuzzFeed News.
They Missed Their US Asylum Hearings Fearing The Cartel Would Kill Them. Now They’re Stuck In Mexico.
"It's like seeking refuge in Canada and being sent to wait in Afghanistan where you might be killed."
A 19-Year-Old Asylum-Seeker Forced To Wait In Mexico Was Killed Days Before He Was Scheduled To Enter The US
"I lost him in my arms."
Biden Is Going To Scrap A Trump-Era Plan To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA
Immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, would have had to submit their biometric data at any point up until becoming a US citizen.
US Officials Have Discussed Asking Mexico To Do More To Stem The Tide Of Immigrants Ahead Of Kamala Harris’s Meeting
Some of the measures discussed included Mexico apprehending an average of 1,000 immigrants moving through the country a day.
Biden Has Increased The Number Of Refugees Allowed Into The US After Being Criticized For Sticking With A Trump-Era Cap
In announcing the decision, Biden recognized that the US would not be able to meet the 62,500 figure during this fiscal year.
Biden Officials Are Considering A Process To Allow Some “Vulnerable” Immigrants To Avoid Trump-Era Border Restrictions
The plan, which has not been finalized, would create a system to potentially grow what’s already been happening on the southern border: immigrants receiving exceptions to the turn-back policy.
Gonzalez has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
The Department of Homeland Security exclusively revealed the new policy to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday.
One DHS official told BuzzFeed News the removal of the references to “alien” in the manual would create a less adversarial tone.
Department of Homeland Security officials have already requested volunteers to help get children out of border facilities and connected with family members in the US.
With no space to hold the families in US facilities, and Mexico refusing to take them back, they’ve started to be released in Texas border cities.