Immigration

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

 
UK-Rwanda asylum flight canceled following European court ruling
A flight scheduled to take the first set of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda on Tuesday has been canceled after a legal battle. Refugee charity, Care4Calais, tweeted, "BREAKING: Last ticket canceled. NO ONE IS GOING TO RWANDA."
 
Biden and other leaders reach migration pact
On Friday, President Biden, along with several Western Hemisphere leaders, unveiled a new migration declaration that he said would transform the regional approach to migration. "The Los Angeles Declaration" is perhaps the most significant achievement of the Summit of the Americas, which was undercut by differences over Biden's invitation list.
 
UK court permits asylum seekers’ deportation to Rwanda
A British judge rejected an appeal to block the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda. Charities and a trade union had objected to the British government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda,
 
Covid asylum restrictions will continue on the border
A judge ruled Friday blocking President Biden's administration from lifting a policy allowing migrants to be expelled at the border over concerns about spreading Covid. Governor Greg Abbott had earlier tweeted, "President Biden's decision to end Title 42 expulsions is only going to make his border crisis worse."
 
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."