Afghan Refugees

AP sources: Biden to allow Afghans to stay longer in US – Associated Press

Photo: Afghan refugees walk through an Afghan refugee camp at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J. The Biden administration will continue to allow tens of thousands of Afghans who fled Taliban control more than two years ago to stay and work in the U.S., as congressional efforts have stalled that were meant to permanently resolve

Grain Exports

Russia, Ukraine extend grain deal to aid world’s poor – Associated Press

An unprecedented wartime deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices are pushing more people into poverty was extended just before its expiration date, officials said Saturday. The United Nations and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan


US launches online system to seek asylum on Mexican border – Associated

The Biden administration on Thursday launched an online appointment system as the only way for migrants to get exceptions from pandemic-era limits on asylum — the U.S. government’s latest major step in eight days to overhaul border enforcement. U.S. Customs and Border Protection began allowing migrants to make appointments up to two weeks out using

Legal Beat

US Supreme Court keeps asylum limits in place for now – Associated Press

Photo: Migrants from Venezuela line up in the cold weather for hot drinks and food from volunteers at a makeshift camp on the U.S.-Mexico Border in Matamoros, Mexico 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


Go-broke dates pushed back for Social Security, Medicare – Associated Press

A stronger-than-expected economic recovery from the pandemic has pushed back the go-broke dates for Social Security and Medicare, but officials warn that the current economic turbulence is putting additional pressures on the bedrock retirement programs. The annual Social Security and Medicare trustees report released Thursday says Social Security’s trust fund will be unable to pay

Criminal Justice Reform

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Extending Prison Transition Program

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to extend Arizona’s Prison Transition Program and continue offering help to those who have served time, expanding on his administration’s commitment to public safety and responsible criminal justice reform. “The Prison Transition Program is smart, proven and effective public policy,” said Governor Ducey. “I’m thrilled to see it extended so

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