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.
Policy Changes In US And Mexico Appear To Be Driving Migrant Crossings To New HighsAbout four in 10 Border Patrol encounters last month were with families and unaccompanied children at a time when policies in the U.S. and Mexico favor them staying in the United States while they seek asylum.
Number Of Kids Crossing The Mexican Border Alone Hits All-Time High In MarchHistory being made along the Mexican border. The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone in March -- the largest monthly number ever recorded.
Migrant Teenagers Arrive At New Holding Facility In TexasA new migrant facility has opened in West Texas and welcomed its first group of unaccompanied minors.
Small Texas Border Town The Latest Epicenter For Crossing Of Undocumented Migrant ChildrenRoma, a town of 10,000 people with historic buildings and boarded-up storefronts in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, is the latest epicenter of illegal crossings, where growing numbers of families and children are entering the United States to seek asylum.
White House Officials, Lawmakers Headed To Texas Border To Tour Processing Center For Migrant ChildrenA group of White House officials and members of Congress are headed to South Texas today to tour a facility for migrant children run by the Department of Health and Human Services.