Friday, May 27, 2022

Number of Cuban Migrants at U.S.- Mexico Border Will Reach Historic Level

By the end of the year, the number of Cubans arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border will reach a historical level. According to internal Customs and Border Protection data, many Cuban migrants crossing the border have overpassed those migrating from Central America during the month of March. It was reported by the Washington Post that during […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

DHS Orders Relocation of Detainees at Understaffed & Unsanitary ICE Facility

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has called for all the detainees from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in New Mexico to be immediately relocated because of unsanitary conditions and staff shortages. A “management alert” was issued for the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico, after DHS inspectors found unsanitary conditions […]

Biden Administration Ends Title 42 Order for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

The Biden Administration partially pulled back a controversial Trump-Era border policy known as “Title 42” after a court ruling last week would’ve forced the administration to restart the expulsion of unaccompanied minors. Title 42 is a public health order that stops migrants from seeking asylum during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Centers for Disease […]

U.S. Immigration Officials Use Smartphone App to Monitor Migrants

During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. officials have been using an expanded smartphone app called “SmartLink” that allows them to track migrants who have been released from detention facilities to ensure that they attend their deportation hearings. Over 125,000 people have been asked to install the application on their phones – which allows immigration officials to […]

Migrants Left Stranded After Policy Change in Immigration Procedures

Last year, overwhelmed immigration officials released thousands of migrants into the U.S. and provided them with a new document called Notice to Report (N.T.R). This document allows those detained at the border to be released pending their immigration court proceedings, but it doesn’t provide them a court date or an identification number – making it […]

Florida State Senate Passes Controversial Immigration Plan

Late last week, the Florida State Senate authorized an immigration plan to increase immigration enforcement that may affect undocumented migrants in the state. The plan can hurt many undocumented migrants seeking asylum and migrant children waiting to be reunited with their families. The controversial plan targets transportation businesses that help bring undocumented immigrants into the […]

The U.S. Can No Longer Deport Migrant Families to Countries Where They Could be Harmed

Last week, a federal court affirmed the government’s authority to expel migrants under the rump-era “Title 42” order but prohibited border officials from deporting families to countries where they might face persecution. Title 42 was first invoked because of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back in March 2020. […]

Latina Moms in El Paso Fight Air Pollution, Demand the EPA Intervenes

When Nayelly Melendez, a Latina mom of three, said her youngest child was experiencing difficulty breathing, the doctors figured out that where they lived in Chamizal, located in El Paso, Texas, could be a possible explanation for the child’s sudden respiratory issues. The American Lung Association ranks El Paso as the country’s 13th worst city […]