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Immigration

DHS tries again to end ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, despite court order

The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will end the Migrant Protection Protocols, its second attempt to reverse the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are considered. In a memo issued Friday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conceded that the policy “likely contributed to reduced migratory flows”

Border crisis

Border apprehensions hit all-time high of 1.7 million in fiscal 2021

Apprehensions at the southwestern border hit 1.7 million in fiscal 2021, the highest in more than 60 years, despite two months of declining numbers, according to the most recent data from Customs and Border Protection. Apprehensions at the Arizona border were also up sharply, although neither the Yuma sector nor the Tucson sector of the border set

Immigration

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight Monday to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. Lawmakers and advocacy organizations said they were already weighing fresh options, a day after the Senate parliamentarian

Immigration

Biden’s ambitious higher cap on refugee admissions unlikely to be met

Both sides agree on one thing about President Joe Biden’s decision to raise this year’s cap on refugee admissions from a historic low of 15,000 to as many as 62,500. The U.S. is not going to come close to hitting that new ceiling. “It’s not realistic, it’s just a kind of virtue signaling,” said Lora

National

‘We holds these truths to be’ A, B or C? Citizenship test gets harder

The good news for prospective citizens is that they will soon have more time to take the civics test that has long been a critical part of the citizenship process. The bad news is that, beginning next week, the test will be twice as long. And harder. And there’s no bonus for getting a passing

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