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5th Circuit: Biden administration must continue 'Remain in Mexico' program

A 5th Circuit panel late Monday rejected the Biden administration’s efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for resolution of their cases, a week after the government restarted the program in compliance with an injunction. ... Read more»

American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for migrants seeking asylum

As entry restrictions lifted on Monday in a welcomed reopening of the land U.S. border crossings to some tourists from Mexico, the Biden administration is continuing to deny entry to asylum-seekers from Mexico and Central America under a Trump-era emergency public health rule.... Read more»

Trump administration rushing deportations of migrant kids during coronavirus

Their father was missing. Their mother was miles away. Two sisters, ages 8 and 11, were survivors of sexual assault and at risk of deportation. With the nation focused on COVID-19, the U.S. government is rushing the deportations of migrant children.... Read more»

Border Patrol given 'unchallengable authority' to expel migrants seeking asylum, citing coronavirus fears

For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned away by Border Patrol agents with no chance to make a legal case for asylum.... Read more»

Mexican border cities: too dangerous for Americans but safe enough for migrants, U.S. government says

The State Department has issued warnings advising against travel to Mexican border states and the president has considered labeling cartels as terrorist organizations. But Trump officials continue to downplay the violence in cities where "remain in Mexico" is in place. ... Read more»

Report: 636 violent attacks on migrants under ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

A new report claims there have been 636 violent attacks on asylum seekers returned to Mexico under a Trump administration policy, with close to half of those incidents coming in just the last two months. ... Read more»