Anna GiaritelliMay 4, 20214min
President Joe Biden said his administration would increase the number of refugees admitted this year, completing a reversal undertaken in response to liberal backlash. “Today, I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year,” Biden said in a statement Monday afternoon. “The sad truth is that we will […]

Anna GiaritelliMarch 26, 20214min
Border Patrol has released roughly 2,000 people into the United States without providing them the legal documents that mandate they appear in immigration court, effectively relying on them to hold themselves accountable for illegally entering the country, according to a Democratic congressman. “I thought it was 150 people that they have released without a Notice […]

Anna GiaritelliMarch 3, 20214min
The Biden administration reportedly expects an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied migrant children showing up on the southern border in hopes of being admitted into the United States during its first year. Border officials anticipate 117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021, according to a White House domestic […]

Anna GiaritelliJanuary 27, 20216min
Construction workers on the U.S.-Mexico border were notified to stop all border wall projects by the end of Tuesday, according to a congressman whose district sits on the international boundary. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said in a statement issued late Monday that federal contractors working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were notified […]

Anna GiaritelliDecember 15, 20205min
United States border officials encountered more than 70,000 migrants who tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico illegally in November, four times the number of people seen in April. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that federal agents on the southern border have seen a “significant” increase in arrests of illegal […]

Anna GiaritelliNovember 24, 20203min
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced Monday afternoon plans to nominate Obama-era official Alejandro Mayorkas as its pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The 60-year-old was born in Havana, Cuba, and if he is confirmed, he will be the first immigrant and Latino to head the third-largest federal department. Mayorkas was the […]