On Friday, a judge heard evidence from the a case involving a Southern Arizona rancher accused of killing an undocumented migrant. After hearing evidence in the hearing, the judge ruled there is probable to take the case to trial.
The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will generally deny asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S. southern border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through, mirroring an attempt by the Trump administration that never took effect because it was blocked in court.
Republicans and even some Democrats in border states have opposed Biden’s efforts to end the Title 42 policy. They say the United States is not prepared for the expected influx of people who will come to the border with Mexico once the policy ends.
After fighting in Afghanistan, former U.S. Army soldier Mauricio Hernandez Mata returned home with post-traumatic stress, which he says eventually led to getting in trouble with the law and being deported to Mexico — a country he had not lived in since he was a boy.
The newly expanded CBP One app is putting part of the immigration process into the hands of people who are trying to cross into the United States. The app is meant to relieve some of the build up at our southern border, but there are hurdles still in the way.
Twenty states with GOP attorneys general on Tuesday sued the Biden administration over a major change in immigration policy that would turn away more migrants but still allow 360,000 people to legally enter each year from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection began allowing migrants to make appointments up to two weeks out using its website and through CBPOne, a mobile app that the agency has used in limited ways since 2020.
About 200 migrants who walked in the dark for about an hour to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Yuma, Arizona, included many Cubans — who were stunned to hear that a ban on asylum that previously fell largely on other nationalities now applies just as much to them.
Instead, the administration will accept 30,000 people per month from the four nations for two years and offer the ability to legally work, as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors and pass vetting and background checks.
The City, County, and organizations like Casa Alitas have already been preparing for the end of the policy for nearly two years. With this extension, it will give them the chance to find what they need the most – more space.
Casa Alitas has been preparing for the end of Title 42 for nearly two years. Right now they’re taking in over 600 people per day, but if Title 42 is lifted they could see double and the biggest concern is having enough space.
By MORGAN LEE, GIOVANNA DELL'ORTO and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press
Migrants along the U.S. border with Mexico sought shelter from the cold early Wednesday as restrictions that prevented many from seeking asylum in the U.S. remained in place beyond their anticipated end.