Immigration

News related to immigration, immigration reform and illegal immigration in the United States

 
Biden administration to ease Trump-era sanctions on Cuba
On Monday, the Biden administration announced it would be reinstating a program allowing US citizens and permanent residents to apply for their families in Cuba to enter the US. The Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program will allow citizens and permanent residents to do so without waiting for immigrant visas.
 
Texas sends migrants to Washington, DC
A bus full of migrants has arrived in Washington, DC. The bus was sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, with a second bus believed to be en route. The migrants were dropped off close to the US Capitol building in Washington, DC.
 
Ukrainian refugees hope to be let into the US through Mexico
Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have been lining up at Mexican border crossings with the US in the hopes of being let in. The development comes following President Joe Biden's announcement that 100,000 Ukrainian refugees would be allowed into the country.
 
Title 42 to be lifted by end of May
On Friday, the Biden administration announced it would be terminating the Title 42 public health policy. Title 42 was used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to quickly expel migrants at the southern border since the start of the pandemic.
 
Texas soldiers guilty of transporting undocumented immigrants
Two US Army active-duty soldiers were ordered to federal prison on Friday for conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants. Isaiah Gore, 21, and Denerio Williams, 22, stationed in Texas, pleaded guilty in December 2021.
 
More Ukrainians evacuate as Russia attacks Western Ukraine
Refugees from parts of Ukraine that had been considered comparatively safe have been witnessed fleeing into eastern Europe as Russia steps up its attack on Western Ukraine. On Sunday, Russia attacked a Ukrainian base near the border with Poland. Ukrainian sources reported that 35 people had been killed in the attack, while Moscow claimed to have killed up to 180 "foreign mercenaries."
 
DHS shields Ukraine citizens in the US
The Department of Homeland Security has granted Ukrainian nationals in the US Temporary Protected Status (TPS), effective for the next 18 months. Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, "Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries. In these extraordinary times, we will continue to offer our support and protection to Ukrainian nationals in the United States.”
 
UK cancels golden visas
Visas granting foreign investors a fast track to residency in the UK are being halted, effective immediately. The intention behind the decision is to cut links to Russian money over the potential re-invasion of Ukraine.
 
Boris Johnson expects an early end to domestic COVID restrictions
On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a plan to lift the remaining domestic COVID-related restrictions in the country soon. Johnson stated, "Provided the current encouraging trends in the data continue, it is my expectation that we will be able to end the last remaining domestic restrictions... a full month early."
 
Family of four found frozen to death near Canada-US border
US authorities have charged a man with human trafficking after a family of four from India froze to death near the Canada-US border. External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar, stated, "Shocked by the report that 4 Indian nationals, including an infant have lost their lives at the Canada-US border."