After weeks of adamantly rejecting the label, President Joe Biden referred to “the crisis that ended up on the border with young people” in remarks to reporters Saturday, but the White House later backtracked, insisting the “crisis” he was referring to was not the immediate situation at the nation’s southern border.
A slew of Republican governors have refused the Biden administration’s requests to send unaccompanied children from the border to their states, but legal experts say they are likely powerless to stop it.
The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.
The government of Guatemala on Tuesday pushed back against claims from the White House earlier this week that it had signed an agreement with the U.S. to increase security at their border.
Last week, you may recall, Carlson successfully managed to draw attention to himself by embracing the idea that immigration to the United States would functionally “replace” Americans who already live here. He presented this as simply an observation about voting patterns, but even he recognized that his rhetoric overlapped with views held by white nationalists.
President Joe Biden called for funding to investigate complaints of white supremacist beliefs at U.S. immigration enforcement agencies in his first budget request to Congress on Friday, but officials offered no explanation for what prompted his request.
President Joe Biden's hopes of working with congressional Democrats to craft a legislative solution to the rising number of immigrant asylum seekers at the southern U.S. border will hang heavily on moderates like Texas Representative Henry Cuellar.
The White House is looking to create legal ways for Central American migrants to reach the United States, U.S. President Joe Biden's special envoy Ricardo Zuñiga said on Tuesday, amid a sharp rise in illegal crossings over the past few months.
The Biden administration will need to continue to build up bed capacity and drastically reduce the time it takes to release unaccompanied migrant children to a sponsor like a parent or relative in the US to avoid backlogs in Border Patrol facilities in the coming months, according to internal government documents obtained by CNN.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Thursday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that it is "past time" for Congress to address immigration reform, including a path to citizenship, and called the border surge a "crisis."
The Biden administration announced Thursday it will not automatically reject certain applications for asylum or immigration benefits when a blank space is left on the forms, a reversal from a Trump-era policy that critics said was a blatant attempt to further crack down on legal immigration.
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Tom McClintock (Calif.) on Tuesday asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to provide all documentation of communication between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Biden transition team regarding the administration’s immigration policy.
Most Americans expressed approval for President Biden and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the president faces majority disapproval on his immigration response, according to a
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not immediately rule Tuesday on a closely watched case over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which confers limited protections on hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought into the U.S. as children.
President Biden said Thursday that he makes “no apologies” for rolling back former President Trump’s immigration policies as he defended his administration’s response to the swell of migrants at the southern border with Mexico.
Earlier this month, the Mexican president said Biden is seen as “the migrant president” in Central America because people believe he will let them into the U.S. The White House has tried to counter that perception, with Biden publicly urging people not to come to the border, but the message has not gotten through on the ground.
United States (US) President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 25 March, tasked Vice President (VP) Kamala Harris with overseeing the administration’s efforts to check the influx of migrants at the Mexican border.
HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two immigration bills that give farmworkers and "Dreamers" a path to citizenship. However, experts say getting the Senate to pass the bills will not be easy.
"And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas emerged as the Biden administration's chief defender on immigration policy on the Sunday morning political news shows, appearing on four different networks to counter GOP attacks on the White Hou
Immigration has emerged as one of the administration’s most urgent challenges — seized on by Republicans as a political cudgel, posing risks to Democrats in the 2022 midterms and potentially undermining Biden’s governing agenda.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that he thinks he is "close" to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance a key immigration measure that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
House Republicans rolled out their rebuttal to President Biden’s immigration plan Wednesday, maintaining that Democrats’ proposal is unworkable amid a mushrooming crisis at the southern border.
Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, sparred with House Republicans on Wednesday over the surge of migrants — especially children — at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The administration expects more apprehensions at the border this year than at any point in the past two decades. Enacting policy to deal with the problems faces deep-rooted political and logistical challenges.
A last-minute rush to build lasted through Donald J. Trump’s last day in office. The effort left odd, partially completed sections of a barrier whose fate President Biden must now determine.
Armed with hope for the first time in years that immigration legislation can pass through Congress, Democrats on Capitol Hill are moving forward this week on bills that could help create a pathway to citizenship for millions of individuals living in the USA without legal status.
Republican state attorneys general are increasingly turning to the courts in hopes of preserving pieces of former President Trump’s hard-line immigration agenda as President Biden hurries to roll back the policies.
The Biden administration on Thursday formally rescinded the Trump-era “public charge” rule, which tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency, as a dozen GOP state attorneys general scrambled to preserve it.
Less than two months after President Donald Trump left office immigration has fizzled as an issue at the Supreme Court, with major disputes that became conservative rallying cries largely vanishing from the court's docket.
A Trump-era immigration rule denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps has been dealt likely fatal blows after the Biden administration dropped legal challenges, including before the Supreme Court
Three major cases went up in smoke after Biden abandoned Trump policies. On Tuesday, all of the parties to Department of Homeland Security v. New York, a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era policy targeting low-income immigrants, asked the Supreme Court to dismiss that case. The Court swiftly granted that request, removing from consideration one of the most contentious cases that the justices planned to hear this year.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a case concerning a controversial Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers, in response to a Justice Department request.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration's immigration agenda as Republicans, including former President Trump, argue that President Biden's rhetoric and policies have spurred a surge in migration at the southern border.
The United States could help pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational programs for migrant families separated under former President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" border strategy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said...
Potential contenders for piecemeal reform include establishing a path to citizenship for "Dreamers," reforming the agricultural worker program, and expanding employment-based immigration.
A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for Covid-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.
Democratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution.
The Pentagon did not fully evaluate potential costs and effects on readiness before deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration, a watchdog report said Tuesday.