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A Trump-Era Rule Is Still Turning Away Migrants at the Border. El Paso Activists are Marching to Demand Biden End It.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Andrea Guzman - April 30, 2021 “Title 42 is really the root of many of the evils happening at the border.” Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. On Friday in El ...

After Years of Protests, a New Jersey County Ends Its ICE Jail Contract

Originally Published in The New York Times Annie Correal and Michael Gold - May 1, 2021 The Essex County executive said the decision to stop holding undocumented immigrants for ICE in the county jail was based on money, not politics. For years, the sprawling jail complex in Essex County, N.J., where hundreds of undocumented immigrants ...

U.S. Shows Progress in Moving Migrant Children From Border Jails

Originally Published in The New York Times Eileen Sullivan and Zolan Kanno-Youngs - April 30, 2021 New government statistics show a backlog of migrant children being held at Border Patrol facilities contrary to law has greatly diminished. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is starting to see some success in its efforts to shelter thousands of ...

The number of migrant children in Border Patrol custody is down significantly.

Originally Published in The New York Times Eileen Sullivan and Zolan Kanno-Youngs The Biden administration is starting to see some success in its efforts to suitably house the migrant children flooding to the southwest border, with a fraction of the number of children in Customs and Border Protection custody than there were a month ago. ...

Migrants Separated From Their Children Will Be Allowed Into U.S.

Originally Published in The New York Times Miriam Jordan - May 3, 2021 A handful of parents from Mexico and Central America who were deported under the Trump administration’s family separation policy are the first of up to 1,000 who will eventually be reunited. Four parents from Mexico and Central America who were among thousands ...

After Trump-era cutbacks and a pandemic, immigrant advocacy groups prepare to meet a rising need

Originally Published in The Washington Post Marissa J. Lang - May 3, 2021 Even before the pandemic hit immigrant relief organizations — forcing them to cut hours, freeze volunteer programs, move online and scrap for funding as donations dried up — groups that serve newly arrived immigrants were struggling to keep some programs afloat. Four ...

U.S. to begin reuniting migrant families separated under ‘cruel’ Trump policy, DHS secretary says

Originally Published in The Washington Post Kevin Sieff and Adam Taylor - May 3, 2021 Four migrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S. border by the Trump administration and sent home alone will be allowed to return to the United States this week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Monday. The ...

As U.S. seeks to outsource immigration enforcement, Mexico gains leverage

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nick Miroff and Mary Beth Sheridan - May 3, 2021 Three consecutive U.S. administrations have turned to Mexico for help with immigration enforcement at moments of crisis along the U.S. southern border, and when Vice President Harris meets virtually with Mexican leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday, the ...

Blinken Defends Biden’s Border Policy, Says U.S. Will Continue To Accept Migrant Kids

Originally Published in HuffPost Nick Visser - May 3, 2021 The secretary of state said the border is “not open,” but the U.S. won’t reject migrant children. “It’s the right thing to do,” he told “60 Minutes.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration’s efforts to reform immigration policy amid an increase in ...
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