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“IT’S CONSUMED OUR LIVES”: VOLUNTEERS STEP IN AS BORDER PATROL DROPS MIGRANTS OFF IN TINY ARIZONA TOWNS

Originally Published in The Intercept Ryan Devereaux - April 14, 2021 A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border. THE FAMILIES SAT in folding chairs under a white canopy in a tiny park north of the central plaza. A small group of volunteers ...

THE BORDER PATROL’S ABDICATION IN THE SONORAN DESERT

Originally Published in The Intercept Intercepted - April 14, 2021 Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them. WHILE MUCH OF the public’s attention has been focused on the thousands of unaccompanied minors currently in U.S. custody, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has quietly begun a ...

How Biden is Pushing Migrants to Jump the Border

Originally Published in Politico Jack Herrera - April 13, 2021 Critics say the president’s welcoming tone is encouraging illegal immigration. But migrants themselves have a different take: The real problem is that he’s dragging his feet. AP Photo/Gregory Bull TIJUANA—In the weeks after Joe Biden’s inauguration, migrants across the city of Tijuana began to leave ...

Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Originally Published in Politico Nicholas Wu, Marianne Levine and Burgess Everett - April 12, 2021 No final decision has been made, but some Republicans see it as an overreach and others think it's just a messaging bill. Volunteers of Main Street Patrol connect their walkie-talkie apps before walking up and down the streets of Flushing ...

Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Originally Published in The Washington Post Cameron Jones - April 13, 2021 RICHMOND, Va. — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, ...

Republicans are politicizing the border and children’s lives

Originally Published in CNN Opinion by Julián Castro - April 12, 2021 Editor's Note: Julián Castro is a former presidential candidate, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion articles on ...

Her sons held hands, cried and crossed the border alone

Originally Published in CNN Rosa Flores, Sara Weisfeldt and Catherine E. Shoichet - April 14, 2021 Reynosa, Mexico (CNN) The mother's mind raced as she watched her sons from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. The two boys were crying and holding hands as they crossed the border alone. After all they'd been through together, ...

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson who criticized Trump, is chosen by Biden to lead Customs and Border Protection.

Originally Published in The New York Times Zolan Kanno-Youngs - April 12, 2021 Chris Magnus, right, the police chief of Tucson, Ariz., speaking as Mayor Regina Romero listens during a press conference in Tucson, Ariz., in June.Credit...Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star, via Associated Press President Biden picked Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson, Ariz., and ...

Florida man promised immigrants licenses, work permits. Instead, he stole their money and got them deported.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Katie Shepherd - April 13, 2021 In early 2018, a woman postponed cancer treatments so she could pay Elvis Harold Reyes more than $4,000 to sort out her immigration status and let her legally stay in Florida. She was just one of hundreds of immigrants who turned to Reyes ...
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