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Many DACA recipients are still students and others are in the early stages of their careers in various fields including nursing, teaching, technology and the legal profession.

Having already declared an Obama-era policy that shields around 600,000 immigrants from deportation illegal, a federal judge indicated in a hearing Thursday he will also rule in a challenge led by Texas against a new version rolled out by President Joe Biden. Read more»

Marcela Maldonado peeks through the window of the apartment that she says she is afraid to leave, at a migrant shelter in Anapra.

Although the restrictions to immediately expel people seeking asylum at the border – nicknamed Title 42 – ended on May 11, uncertainty and and violence remain in its wake. Read more»

A section of the border wall east of Douglas in 2020, the same year Title 42 was implemented. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Ketanji Brown Jackson agreed with the dismissal and said, for different reasons, that the case never should have been considered in the first place.

The Supreme Court has formally dismissed an Arizona-led effort to preserve Title 42, the pandemic-era immigration restriction that was officially ended by the Biden administration last week. Read more»

As Title 42 came to an end, a few migrants are sent back across the border at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. on May 11.

After pausing the Biden administration’s actions on a controversial asylum policy for months, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the dismissal of a suit aimed at upholding Title 42 despite the waning COVID-19 emergency. Read more»

A migrant family from Peru walks on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande after crossing the river late last week shortly after Title 42 ended and being turned away by the National Guard in El Paso.

The number of encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped by half compared with the days leading up to the expiration of Title 42, though officials were "mindful that smugglers will continue to look for ways to take advantage of the change in border policies.” Read more»

Republicans have been warning that the end of Title 42 would bring calamity and overwhelm our nation with an invasion of our southern border. Guess what: Border crossings actually went down. Read more»

As Title 42 came to an end, a few migrants are sent back across the border at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. on May 11.

As Title 42 lifted Thursday night, border towns like Nogales were quiet, but the Biden administration faces legal challenges — one from Florida's attorney general and the other from the ACLU — over how to manage migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Migrants are escorted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the Paso del Norte International Bridge in El Paso on June 15, 2019.

A sharply divided U.S. House passed a border security package Thursday - dubbed the Secure the Border Act and approved largely along party lines - that was heavily influenced by Texas Republicans who took the reins on their party’s border agenda this year. Read more»

Starting Friday, border agents will expel illegal immigrants by way of a different law, Title 8, which requires screening for asylum claims but also allows for a similar expedited removal process.

The Biden administration is projecting a sense of preparedness but sought to blame Congress for inaction, while Republican lawmakers attacked the administration for not taking a stronger stance on immigration, as human rights activists are sounding the alarm over a potential crisis. Read more»

Many migrants won’t be eligible for asylum under the new rules, and others who are caught crossing illegally could be deported under Title 8 and face tougher consequences, including a five-year ban on re-entry and criminal prosecution.

Migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through – or without first applying online – will largely be denied asylum under a new immigration order that’s set to go into effect when Title 42 expires. Read more»

Border Patrol agents used Title 42 to transport migrants found near Sasabe back to the U.S.-Mexico border, in this photo from March 2020, the early days of the order. More than 1.7 million people have since been turned back under Title 42, which is now set to expire on May 23.

A pandemic-era measure that allowed for the swift expulsion of millions of migrants at the Southwest border is set to end Thursday, and the Biden administration and state officials across the U.S. are bracing for a potential increase in asylum seekers. Read more»

Migrants gather in an informal camp in El Paso, north of the Rio Grande and south of the border wall near Gate 40, on Friday, May 5.

As Title 42 enters what is supposed to be its final week, migrants waiting in Juárez for an opportunity to enter the United States have lost much of their hope that the end of the pandemic-era policy will make reaching their destination any easier. Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs during a March, 2023, visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Under fire from Republicans as record-high levels of migrants trek across the U.S.-Mexico border each month, the Biden administration unveiled a plan to open two processing centers in Central America, with the aim to cut migrants off at the pass as they make their way north. Read more»

If enacted, the bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to shut U.S. ports of entry to migrants if it determines that those facilities are overwhelmed.

House Republicans got to work on their latest attempt to ram a bill through Congress designed as a check on what supporters say is the Biden administration’s misguided immigration policy, though the legislation has already spurred some intra-party squabbling among members. Read more»

Immigration advocates have long decried U.S. and Mexican policies that force migrants to remain in dangerous areas along the border, saying that they only generate a migrant crisis in cities like Juárez and ultimately lead to tragedies like Monday night's fire.

A fire at a temporary migrant detention center run by the Mexican government in the border city of Ciudad Juárez Monday night left at least 40 people dead, though authorities disagree on the cause. Read more»

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