Stories tagged: "asylum"


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Where Refugees to the US Come from, and Why

In the first two years of Biden’s presidency, only approximately 37,000 refugees were admitted into the US—less than any president since the US refugee resettlement program began in 1980.

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Judge Orders End to Trump-Era Asylum Restrictions at Border

Migrants have been expelled from the United States more than 2.4 million times since the rule took effect in March 2020, denying migrants rights to seek asylum under US and international law on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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The US Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees—But What About Black and Brown Migrants?

Immigration advocates have reported seeing border patrol admit Ukrainian refugees into the US without question while turning away migrants from Central America and the Caribbean.

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Republican States Win Delay, for Now, in White House Plan to End COVID Restrictions at Border

The law, known as Title 42, has been used to turn away more than 1.8 million migrants since it was invoked in March 2020.

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US Begins Phasing Out COVID-Driven Asylum Restrictions

The Biden administration said Friday it has begun phasing out the use of a pandemic-related rule that allows migrants to be expelled without an opportunity.

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Migrants Wait at the Border While US Battles Over Lifting COVID-19 Ban on Processing Asylum Applications

“I had a home in Michoacán, a good life,” Rosario said. “My husband and I got married and we built a beautiful life together, but we had to leave. We dropped everything in order to just feel secure again.”

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The Biden Administration Will End Title 42 by May 24

Advocates for immigrants and refugees in Arizona say it’s long past for the Biden administration to stop using public health rules to prevent people from claiming asylum.