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Arizona stacking cargo containers to block border in Yuma, Ducey says

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced.... Read more»

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Biden administration ending 'Remain in Mexico' policy on asylum-seekers

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»

Despite Supreme Court OK to end it, 'remain in Mexico' continues for now

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»

Supreme Court sends Biden admin's push to end 'remain in Mexico' back to Texas judge

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»

Will remain-in-Mexico policy remain under Biden? Supreme Court to decide

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»

Supreme Court takes up bid by Biden to end remain-in-Mexico policy

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»

Biden’s border: 'an incredibly disappointing year' for immigrant advocates

As a candidate, Joe Biden emphasized how different his immigration policy would be from that of former President Donald Trump, promising to “take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage,” but after nearly a year of the Biden presidency, immigrant advocates are disheartened.... Read more»

Texas Gov. Abbott inaugurates 1st stretch of state-funded border barrier

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott inaugurated the first stretch of a border wall being built by the state in Starr County - using state money and crowdfunded private donations, mostly coming from one single donor: Timothy Mellon, the chair of Pan Am Systems.... Read more»

“I thought he was going to kill me”: Migrants say return of Trump-era border policy will put asylum seekers in danger

A Cuban woman sent to Ciudad Juárez after seeking asylum in El Paso was raped as she waited for her U.S. court date - now, she worries more migrants could be victims of violence as the Biden administration revives the "remain in Mexico" program. ... Read more»

DHS secretary ends 'Remain in Mexico' border policy

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas announced the end of the Trump-era "Migrant Protection Protocols," which forced thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims wind through the immigration court system. ... Read more»

3 years after 'metering' instituted by Trump, 3,800 asylum-seekers still wait along Arizona border

Three years after the Trump administration placed an ad-hoc block to keep asylum-seekers from crossing the border to legally make their cases, nearly 3,800 people remain in legal limbo in three cities along the Arizona-Mexico border.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Who benefits from Doug Ducey’s border theatrics?

As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Ducey could choose a tone for his party that embraces the benefits of immigration and the modernization of a broken system or one focused on scare tactics and discord, dooming any effort to reform the system.... Read more»

As asylum seekers push Biden for help, fresh DHS regulations complicate system

Untangling the Trump administration's asylum restrictions may prove difficult for President-elect Joe Biden, who has to manage new DHS regulations — even as hundreds of people have waited some for nearly a year to seek protection in the United States.... Read more»

Supreme Court will hear challenges on Trump's border wall, 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the Trump administration's immigration and border policies, including the siphoning of $2.5 billion from military funds for border wall construction, and a policy that requires thousands of asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims for protection are processed.... Read more»

Supreme Court allows 'Remain in Mexico' to continue pending appeal request

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration could continue the so-called "Migrant Protection Protocols" and return asylum-seekers to Mexico while the legal fight over the policy winds through the court system. ... Read more»

9th Circuit denies Trump admin: 'Remain in Mexico' policy 'clearly violates' U.S. asylum law

The 9th Circuit again rejected the Trump administration's attempt to push asylum-seekers back to Mexico via a pair of programs that have been challenged by advocates. Judges denied the government's request to stay injunctions that block enforcement of the policies.... Read more»

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