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Immigration News Today: Mexico’s Tactic To Cut Immigration To The U.S. Is To Wear Out Migrants

Nancy Chen

Jun 13, 2024

El Paso, TX USA December 21, 2022 National Guard troops and Texas State Troopers deployed to the border to deter migrants from crossing.

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Around the U.S.

Mexico’s tactic to cut immigration to the U.S. is to wear out migrants:

Migrants face harsh conditions and repeated expulsions in Mexico, struggling to reach the U.S. border due to increased enforcement and Biden’s new asylum restrictions. — The Associated Press

Migrant “riot” charges dismissed again by El Paso county court judge:

Judge Ruben Morales dismissed 59 border riot cases against migrants, citing improper filing by the El Paso District Attorney’s Office. — El Paso Times

Texas Senate examines effectiveness of Operation Lone Star:

Texas Republicans criticize President Biden’s immigration order as election-year maneuvering, while Texas officials praise Operation Lone Star for reducing illegal crossings and increasing border security. — CBS News

New York

New York group looking to leverage economic potential of new arrivals:

The Ellis Island Initiative seeks to leverage asylum seekers’ economic potential in NYC by filling job vacancies through bipartisan discussions involving government, business, nonprofit leaders and more. — Spectrum News

Washington D.C.

On the US-Mexico border, hopes and fears after Biden’s order limiting asylum:

Migrant families face dangerous journeys and uncertainty due to new U.S. immigration policies restricting asylum claims and increasing border enforcement. — Nevada Current

(Opinion) Immigration could get Trump elected again. Here’s how Democrats keep getting it wrong:

The priority in immigration policy should be setting and adhering to a specific number of immigrants allowed, ensuring credibility and public trust in the system. — Los Angeles Times

Will Biden’s new immigration order help fix the border?

Biden’s asylum order faces criticism for risking humanitarian harm and constitutionality, while supporters argue it’s a necessary response to border challenges amid limited options. — Yahoo News 360

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.

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