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Immigration court backlog reached nearly 1.5 million in October

The backlog of cases in the nation’s immigration courts has risen to nearly 1.5 million in the last nine months, continuing a growth spiral that has been largely unchecked through two presidential administrations.... Read more»

New Biden immigration policies contrast recent uptick in deportations

Even as the Department of Homeland Security continued expelling Haitian refugees this week, its secretary issued new guidelines for deportation that tried to present a softer side to President Biden’s approach to immigration enforcement. ... Read more»

El Paso shelter network scrambles to house 1,200 migrants released over the weekend

More than 1,200 migrants who crossed the border in Del Rio, Texas, were released from federal custody into El Paso between Thursday and Sunday, often with little warning, Annunciation House founder Ruben Garcia said during a press conference Monday.... Read more»

Haitian migrants at the border: An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties

The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law and policy, to unpack what went on at the U.S. border and whether the Biden administration is shirking its moral and legal obligations in deporting the Haitian migrants.... Read more»

Haitian migrants are being transported to El Paso before being expelled to Haiti

Following the arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants to the small Texas border city of Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun transporting Haitians to El Paso as part of a mass expulsion operation.... Read more»

Az immigration groups call for end to deportations & shut down of ICE detention sites

A gathering organized by the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Poder Latinx, Arizona Jews for Justice and United We Dream was part of a national day of action Thursday where immigration advocacy groups called for an end to deportations and for closure to all immigration detention centers. ... Read more»

CBP agents criticized for treatment of Haitian migrants in Del Rio as U.S. tries to dissuade more from coming

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Monday sent a message to migrants, particularly Haitians, attempting to enter the country through the southwest border: “People coming to the United States illegally will be returned, your journey will not succeed.” ... Read more»