As the numbers of people fleeing war, poverty, and environmental disaster reach record highs worldwide, states are increasingly turning to digital technologies to monitor migrant flows and enforce border controls.
Believe it or not, it's possible to acknowledge that migrants crossing our borders illegally are engaged in a proud American tradition — how many of our ancestors were immigrants seeking safety and prosperity for their families? — while simultaneously believing that immigration ought to be regulated and orderly.
The sudden closure of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in January 2021 left people like Suheila Hamid in a lurch when it came to finding affordable legal services to help relatives immigrate to the U.S.
The migrants died inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, where temperatures swelled to a high of 103 degrees. It was one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A federal judge in Louisiana blocked U.S. authorities from lifting Title 42, which since March 2020 has empowered U.S. agents to quickly turn back over a million migrants to Mexico and other countries.
The policy prevented certain non-Mexican migrants, including asylum seekers fearing persecution in their home countries, from being released into the United States to await immigration proceedings, instead returning them to Mexico.
Macron, whose re-election seemed a foregone conclusion just weeks ago, is now facing a stiff challenge from Le Pen. Her solid comeback in opinion polls has put her victory within the margin of error in some surveys.
April 08, 2022 07:31 AM
By Dominique Vidalon and Ingrid Melander / Reuters