The economic upheaval of the pandemic did little to slow the remittances sent home to Mexico by workers in Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
DACA recipients can now set up an online account and communicate directly with US Citizenship and Immigration Services to submit their renewal paperwork.
Since the Trump administration invoked Title 42 in March 2020, more than 1.7 million migrants have been turned away at the border – more than 300,000 of them in Arizona.
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