The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice Feb. 21, 2023, announced a proposal that if approved could significantly limit asylum in the U.S.
Advocates for immigrants say they’re disappointed over Biden border proposals
Agencies in Texas archdiocese assist immigrants, refugees seeking asylum
The order halting Title 42 handed down by Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court takes effect at midnight Dec. 21.
Incoming migration chair says he wants to share joy of serving the poor
During his term, he said, he wants to focus on addressing the problems that make people leave their home countries but also the response to those who show up in the U.S. seeking refuge.
On the border, fears rise of a less welcoming era for asylum-seekers
In October, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a “parole” program that would welcome up to 24,000 Venezuelans if they applied for entry to the United States but would undergo thorough vetting and had a sponsor who would be economically and otherwise responsible for them in the U.S., among other criteria.
Catholics work to help Venezuelans expelled to Mexico under Title 42
In a statement Oct. 13, the three organizations said. “The expansion of Title 42 to cover Venezuelans is an abuse of a public health order to dissuade those who are asylum-seekers or need protection without any legal or moral basis.”
Beyond the border, reunification of Latin American families takes years
Though family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border has been a much-debated topic in recent years, children in Central America have long faced extended periods away from their migrant parents.
Federal judge orders Title 42 measure must remain in place at border
The much-anticipated May 23 deadline on Title 42 came and went at the U.S.-Mexico border without any changes allowing migrants in, including asylum-seekers, after a federal judge blocked the government from lifting the health measure instituted during the pandemic.
Haitians head to Mexico-U.S. border; church seeks humanitarian help
The Diocese of Nuevo Laredo has issued and urgent appeal for assistance as hundreds of Haitian migrants arrive in the oft-violent city hoping to apply for asylum in the United States when Title 42 ends in May.