Friday, May 24, 2024

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

Border Patrol Chief Retires After End of Title 42

Chief Rauk Ortiz, head of the U.S. Border Patrol, is retiring after seeing through to the end of Title 42 restrictions. “I leave at ease, knowing we have a tremendous uniformed and professional workforce, strong relationships with our union partners, and outstanding leaders who will continue to tirelessly advocate for you each day,” Ortiz said. […]

Border Crossing Have Dropped Since Title 42 Expired

The first day after Title 42 was lifted, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped over 6,200 undocumented migrants from crossing the border on Friday, compared to roughly 11,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10,000 on Thursday. The Covid-era restrictions that allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border expired at 11:59 p.m. […]

SUV Driver Kills Eight People Waiting for Bus Outside Migrant Shelter in Texas

An SUV driver in Brownsville, Texas, slammed into a crowd, injuring ten people and killing eight waiting for a bus outside a migrant shelter. Police are prepared to arrest the hospitalized driver. Surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed that some victims were sitting on the curb when the driver hit […]

Asylum Seeker Numbers Increase Under Biden Administration

A year under the Biden administration’s adjustments to the asylum process, the number of people granted asylum in immigration courts hit a historic high. The number of people granted asylum rose from 8,495 in the fiscal year 2021 to 23,686 in the fiscal year 2022, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, […]

ACLU Asks the Federal Government to Investigate Greg Abbott’s Executive Order on Immigration

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking the federal government to stop cooperating with Greg Abbott’s executive order that authorizes state troopers to transport migrants back to ports of entry at the U.S. border. The request by ACLU Texas comes a week after it was reported that state troopers were transferring suspected migrants to […]

Biden Administration Task Force Reunites 400 Families That Were Separated Under Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy

According to The Biden Administration’s Family Reunification Task Force, about 400 children separated from their parents after crossing the border under the Trump Administration have been reunited with their families. More than 5,000 families were separated in 2018 under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy. Immigration advocates estimate that over 1,000 families remain separated. However, since the […]

Asylum Seekers Face Homelessness As They Wait For Their Immigration Hearings

Adri Fernández’s only possessions are his cedula (Venezuelan ID card), recently donated shoes, and some clean clothes. He’s trying to start his own American Dream but is alone. Migrant families and unaccompanied children have been the main groups coming to the U.S. this past decade. However, Fernández is a single adult arriving without family to […]

Florida Supreme Court Sides with Governor DeSantis as they Approve his Request for Statewide Grand Jury on Immigration

This week, the Florida Supreme Court approved Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to establish a statewide grand jury to investigate issues related to immigration, such as the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the state. Justices unanimously decided that the grand jury would be implemented for a year in the 10th Judicial Circuit, consisting of Polk, Hardee, […]

51 Migrants Were Found Dead, 16 Injured Inside of Tractor-Trailer Near the U.S. Border In Texas

This week, at least 51 migrants have been found dead after attempting to enter the United States inside a tractor-trailer abandoned near San Antonio, Texas. At a news conference on Monday night, authorities said that 16 people, including four children, were found alive and taken to the hospital. The survivors were described as “hot to […]