Texas Leaders Among Those Pressuring Biden Administration To Lift Restrictions At US BordersA group of mayors, including some from Texas, recently pressed US immigration officials on COVID-19-related travel restrictions that they say threaten to further hurt their local economies.
Kamala Harris Visits El Paso For First Trip To US-Mexico Border As Vice PresidentVisiting El Paso, Vice President Kamala Harris called the situation at the border “tough” and said more work is needed, anchored in a thorough understanding of why migrants leave their homes.
Vice President Harris On Her Way To Texas For Visit To US-Mexico BorderVice President Harris left Joint Base Andrews this morning, headed to Texas for her visit to a migrant processing center at the U.S. southern border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seize $6.5+ Million In Fentanyl, Oxy, Meth, CocaineA load of mixed hard narcotics containing fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin worth $6,582,600 was seized from a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico.
Mexican Border Cities Receive More Than 1 Million Dozes Of COVID Vaccine From U.S.The United States has donated 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Mexico.
Biden Administration Taps Humanitarian Groups To Choose Asylum-Seekers To Allow Into USThe Biden administration has tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers.
Groups Sound Alarm As Texas Pushes To Close Dozens Of Shelters For Migrant ChildrenCritics say a move by Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter dozens of shelters housing migrant children could seriously disrupt a national program that is already strained trying to care for minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Attorneys Say The Biden Administration Has Made Concessions To Ease Asylum RestrictionsAttorneys say a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum has lead to the Biden administration agreeing to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge.
Smugglers Cross 119 Migrants, Including Unaccompanied Children Amid Storm At Southern Border The group consisted of 93 family members and 26 noncitizen unaccompanied children. They were nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Ecuador.
Fewer Unaccompanied Minors And Families Crossing U.S. Border With Mexico In AprilAfter reaching an all-time high in March, the number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased, with more adults crossing the border without families.
Migrants, Young And Old, Continue To Cross Texas-Mexico Border Into USMigrant families continue to cross into the United States from Mexico. On May 10, dozens of families were seen in the dark of night rowing across the Rio Grande River and into Roma, Texas.
Huge Shelter Contracts Awarded As US Deals With Spike In Unaccompanied Migrant Child CasesAs the government deals with a stream of children crossing the border from Mexico without their parents, the U.S. has awarded shelter-construction and management contracts to private companies that critics say may not be equipped to adequately care for the minors.
Biden Administration Begins Reuniting Some Families Separated At Mexico BorderThis week the Biden administration is reuniting four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump's presidency.
U.S. Launches Operation Targeting Migrant-Smuggling GangsThe Biden administration has launched a multi-agency operation targeting human smuggling organizations, part of its ongoing response to a recent influx in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Customs Officers Seize Narcotics At Texas-Mexico Border Worth $1.8M+ Hidden In Tires, Ice ChestsU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry seized narcotics worth more than $1.8 million in two separate unrelated enforcement actions.