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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

In Nogales, Sonora hundreds of families, including children have waited in Mexico for months, even nearly a year, to seek asylum in the U.S.

Homeland Security officials said Monday they will wind down a Trump-era program, known as "Remain in Mexico," which requires asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their applications for protection wind through the U.S. immigration system. Read more»

A migrant heads back to Mexico after being stopped by Border Patrol near Sasabe in March 2020. The Supreme Court ruled last month that the Biden administration can end the so-called 'remain in Mexico' policy, that forces asylum seekers back across the border to await a hearing, but officials say it is likely to remain in place for several weeks or more.

Advocates waiting for the Biden administration to end the “remain in Mexico” immigration policy could be waiting weeks, or more, despite the Supreme Court ruling last month that the administration has the authority to do so. 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»

A family at the Kino Border Initiative on July 28, 2021, in Nogales, Sonora.

Red states challenging the president’s authority over immigration policy made little headway at the Supreme Court in nearly two hours of oral arguments Tuesday on the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols. Read more»

Customs and Border Protection officials process a small group of asylum-seekers in February, 2021, when the Biden administration was starting to phase out the Migrant Protection Protocols that forced migrants to wait in Mexico for a hearing.

Next Tuesday, in a contentious battle that could have big implications for administrative law, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over the Migrant Protection Protocols — better known as Remain in Mexico - aimed at preventing an influx of migrants. Read more»

Ukrainian flags join the American and D.C. flags along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., March 2, 2022.

You cannot pick or choose which immigrant or migrant is more deserving. Every immigrant deserves a fair process and an opportunity to be heard. If you support displaced Ukrainians, you should be supporting a system that provides this opportunity for any immigrant. Read more»

The Biden administration is trying to stop the Migrant Protection Protocol program, but an Arizona official told House members Wednesday that the program helps keep the state safe. In this March 2021 file photo, a migrant woman gets a hug from a child as they wait to be processed through the Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas.

The director of Arizona’s Department of Homeland Security told a panel of lawmakers Wednesday that the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, is helping to keep Arizonans safe - while federal DHS officials called it a flawed policy program. Read more»

A group of more than 100 people who surrendered to Border Patrol agents near Sasabe in July 2021, including more than 90 children.

President Joe Biden persuaded the Supreme Court to consider his move to unravel a federal policy launched in January 2019 with the Trump administration that forces people seeking U.S. asylum to wait out their determinations in Mexico. Read more»

A family at the Kino Border Initiative on July 28 in Nogales, Sonora.

Eight states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, seeking to stop the administration's use of the Central American Minor Program that allows migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to petition the government to have their children resettled with them. Read more»

Cover photo: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met with El Paso Border Patrol special operations agents on Thursday.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited El Paso Thursday as part of a three-day tour of the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss personnel challenges - a day after Arizona Gov. Ducey called for Mayorkas’ resignation following the secretary’s visit to Yuma. Read more»

A young boy seeking asylum waits in Nogales, Sonora in April, 2021.

People are forced to flee increasingly violent Central American countries like Honduras, where the United States’ endorsement of the 2009 coup of the democratically elected President led to extreme levels of insecurity and instability that continue to drive people out of the country. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, from left, at a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting on immigration issues. Magnus said his agency is being stretched thin.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Mesa Mayor John Giles took part in an immigration forum Wednesday and agreed that immigration reform is badly needed to address the current border situation, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate. Read more»

Two women file paperwork in Nogales, Sonora in June 2018. Those who apply for asylum in Nogales will have their hearings in El Paso and will be be responsible for their own transportation.

The second iteration of the Migrant Protection Protocols promises to return just as many or more asylum seekers as its antecedent when the program expands in the coming months, and some suggest bleak fates for the migrants who slipped through the cracks in MPP 1.0. Read more»

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, of Citizens for Renewing America, joined a group of Arizona GOP lawmakers to call on Gov. Doug Ducey to use his power to curb illegal immigration from Mexico.

Ken Cuccinelli - a top Citizenship and Immigration Services official in Donald Trump’s administration - spoke at the Arizona Capitol while flanked by several Republican state legislators to urge Gov. Doug Ducey to use Arizona’s National Guard to turn immigrants back at the border. Read more»

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