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A dust storm hits several hundred migrants as they wait on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande to be picked up and processed by immigration officials on Monday in El Paso.

A top Biden administration official said on Friday that there was no “major influx” of migrants rushing to the southern border overnight after the expiration of the emergency public health order used to quickly expel people from the country. Read more»

A family requested asylum at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry in Nogales in October 2021, but were rebuffed by federal officials who argued that Title 42 kept them from accepting people seeking protection in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court canceled arguments in a case over the emergency health order the federal government has used for nearly three years to quickly turn away migrants, including those seeking asylum, at the southern border. Read more»

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 26. On Thursday, Paxton’s office sued the Biden administration over its new rules governing the 'public charge' law for immigrants.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on Thursday against President Joe Biden, accusing his administration of nullifying a federal law that prevents immigrants from obtaining a green card if they are likely to depend on government social services. Read more»

The president’s potential border visit comes after the U.S. Supreme Court recently ordered the Biden administration to keep in place the emergency health order known as Title 42.

President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since he took office during his trip to Mexico City next week, but has yet to say which part of the border he plans to visit or reveal the date. Read more»

The Supreme Court weighed in after a federal judge previously ordered the Biden administration to end the use of Title 42 to expel immigrants.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Biden administration has to continue with an emergency health order the federal government has used for more than two years to quickly turn away migrants, including those seeking asylum, at the southwest border. Read more»

If the administration lifts Title 42 as planned this month, Border Patrol agents are expected to return to using Title 8 to process migrants.

Title 42, the public health order that expels migrants to Mexico was launched early in the pandemic, and the Biden administration’s intention to end it has sparked a legal battle. Read more»

A Title 42 protest in Nogales, Sonora on March 22, 2022. Immigration officials have used the health order more than 2 million times to expel migrants since March, 2020.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the federal government from continuing to use an emergency health order known as Title 42 to immediately expel migrants at the southern border after they have entered the United States. Read more»

Clothing left behind along a trail frequented by migrants in Hudspeth County. The former warden of a private detention center and his brother have been arrested after a migrant was shot to death and another was wounded Tuesday in the county.

An arrest affidavit from the Texas DPS says Michael Sheppard - warden at a private immigration detention center in Sierra Blanca - drove to a local water board meeting with his brother after firing two rounds that killed a man and injured a woman in a group of migrants. Read more»

Migrants from Venezuela looking for a place to stay for the night on Tuesday spoke to a volunteer at Annunciation House, a local migrant shelter in El Paso.

Two weeks after a federal judge allowed the Biden administration to end the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, U.S. judges are beginning to allow migrants to stay in the country as their asylum claims are pending. Read more» 1

A bus transporting migrants from Texas arrives at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on April 21, 2022.

Warning that her city’s services have been overwhelmed, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked the Biden administration for the National Guard’s help in assisting migrants being bused to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona. Read more»

Mourners add a prayer candle to a memorial at the site where dozens of migrants were found dead Monday in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

Federal authorities have charged four men with human smuggling in the deaths of 53 migrants from Mexico and Central America who were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Southwest San Antonio on Monday. Read more»

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson leads a prayer during a 2021 event in Nogales, Sonora.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration has the right to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts. Read more»

International travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting a public health order that immigration officers have used to quickly expel migrants at the southwest border, including asylum-seekers. Read more»

Emilsa of Guatemala stands near the showers of a Ciudad Juárez migrant shelter with her daughters, both of whom are U.S. citizens, on Tuesday. The three have been at the shelter for over a year — longer than anyone else currently there.

Immigration officials have used Title 42 - meant to be a temporary health order - nearly 1.8 million times since March 2020 to keep migrants from entering the country, forcing asylum seekers to Mexican border towns where they are targets for criminals. Read more»

Migrants who had been sent across the border to Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, waited at the Juarez Migrant Assistance Center in 2021.

What started as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S.-Mexico border has turned into a fierce debate over whether Title 42 should be continued as an immigration tool to block migrants from claiming asylum. Read more»

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