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Politics Mar 01WATCH: Biden meets with Mexican president amid migration issues
Mexico's president says he intends to propose to Biden a new Bracero-style immigrant labor program that could bring 600,000 to 800,000 Mexican and Central American immigrants a year to work legally in the U.S.
Nation Feb 19U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico
The Biden administration is moving to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades by releasing a group of asylum-seekers into the U.S. It ends their long wait in Mexico.
Politics Feb 16Biden faces pressure as U.S. sets new course on immigration
After a weeklong bus ride from Honduras, Isabel Osorio Medina arrived in northern Mexico with the hope President Joe Biden would make it easier for people like him to get into the United States.
Nation Feb 12Biden administration allows 25,000 asylum-seekers into U.S.
The move is a major step toward dismantling one of former President Donald Trump's most consequential policies to deter asylum-seekers from coming to the U.S.
Politics Feb 02WATCH: Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more
The latest batch of orders are light on immediate changes, though White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Biden will have more to share in the future and shifts will take time.
Nation Jan 21Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge
President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders he issued on his first day in office.
Nation Oct 30Inspector general report says U.S. turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed
A report says the head of the Department of Homeland Security contradicted her public statements in 2018 when she ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico.
Politics Oct 20Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum
The rule that takes effect Nov. 20 is the latest in a slew of measures under President Donald Trump to make asylum more difficult to obtain.
Politics Sep 15Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims at Georgia detention center
In a complaint filed Monday, a nurse alleges that the Irwin County Detention Center performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records.
Nation Jul 28Trump administration will not accept new DACA applications
The move Tuesday is a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let the administration end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.