Supreme Court won't hear arguments Title 42 case as planned
The Supreme Court says it will not hear arguments as planned March 1 in a case involving a Trump-era immigration policy used several millions of times over the past three years to quickly turn away migrants at the border. The justices on Thursday removed from their calendar the case involving Title 42, which justified the quick expulsion of migrants on public health grounds. Government lawyers pointed to President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the emergency declarations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic will end May 11.news.yahoo.com
CBP to roll out asylum app in attempt to discourage illegal crossings
MATAMOROS — Immigrants, the U.S. government and volunteers are preparing Thursday to begin using a new program designed to discourage asylum seekers from crossing through the border while expediting their cases. Like many, he came to the border several months ago hoping to receive an exemption to the current border rule barring entry into the U.S. known as Title 42. For months, organizations like the Sidewalk School working in Brownsville and Matamoros became consumed by large groups clamoring for help signing up for consideration into the exemption process. Now, she and her team spent the days leading to Thursday explaining the new process involving the app and touting its benefits. Biden said they are hoping the new program discourages illegal crossings, warning immigrants that if they cross into the country in between ports of entry, they will become ineligible for the exemption process.myrgv.com
US Supreme Court keeps asylum limits in place for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is keeping pandemic-era limits on asylum in place for now, dashing hopes of migrants who have been fleeing violence and inequality in Latin America and elsewhere to[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
How Title 42 Is Complicating Biden’s Border Policy
US President Joe Biden promised a more compassionate immigration policy than that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who moved in myriad ways to restrict the flow of newcomers to the country. An unprecedented surge of migrants crossing the US southern border, however, has reignited the long-running debate in the US over immigration and tested Biden’s relatively welcoming approach. The potential demise of a mechanism that’s been used to quickly expel about half the arrivals risks complicating hiswashingtonpost.com
Supreme Court keeps Title 42 border expulsions in place indefinitely
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed U.S. border officials to continue expelling migrants indefinitely under a policy known as Title 42, granting a petition from Republican-led states to prevent the Biden administration from immediately ending the pandemic-related measure. The policy was set to end on Dec. 21 due to a lower court ruling, but Chief Justice John Roberts agreed to place on hold that November ruling that declared Title 42 illegal. The justices are set to hear the case during the February 2023 argument session, meaning Title 42 will remain in place for at least several more months. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez discusses the details.news.yahoo.com
With rifles and razor wire, National Guard and state troopers are blocking migrants at the border in El Paso
As cities on the Texas-Mexico border continue preparing for a possible influx of migrants and Title 42 remains in limbo, a shallow spot in the Rio Grande where thousands have recently crossed became the scene of a standoff Monday.
Anticipating a surge in border crossings amid cold temperatures, El Paso declares a state of emergency
With Title 42 ending Wednesday, El Paso officials expect the number of migrants crossing the border could double. Declaring a state of emergency should open more options to provide migrants shelter from below-freezing temperatures.
San Antonio braces for spike in migrants with looming end of Trump-era policy
The daily number of people passing through the center ranges from under 1,000 to up to 1,800 already, one city official said, and an assistant city manager estimates the number of migrants coming through the MRC will jump by about 30% with the end of Title 42.
U.S. can’t quickly expel migrants under pandemic-era health rule, federal judge says
Title 42 was invoked early in the pandemic by the Trump administration and continued under President Joe Biden. Since then, immigration officials have used it more than 2 million times to turn away asylum-seekers at the border.
Gov. Greg Abbott says federal government should cover cost of educating undocumented students in Texas public schools
Abbott expanded on comments he made about how he wants to “resurrect” the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe, which guaranteed that public schools would educate all students regardless of citizenship status.
US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them
Officials say the Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it.
Gov. Greg Abbott redirects $500 million from other agencies to fund border security mission through end of fiscal year
Abbott said the money would be taken from the budgets of other Texas agencies, including nearly $210 million from the state’s Health and Human Services Commission over two years and about $160 million from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Judge orders Biden administration to send Central American migrants to Mexico rather than their home countries
The Louisiana judge said he’ll hold a hearing in May to decide whether to block the administration from halting Title 42, the Trump-era health order that quickly sends all migrants back to Mexico.