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Busing Migrants 2023

Crossings at the U.S. Southern Border Are Higher Than Ever - The New York Times

Since the 1960's when they began to count the number of border crossings, the count has never been higher with over 2.4 million migrants this year. 

Is Texas Busing Responsible for the Migrant Crisis Across Cities? - New York Times

After a year and a half of busing over 8,000 migrants to largely northern and democratic cities from Texas border cities, it's not nearly a quarter of the immigration numbers these cities receive. 

The arrival of migrants in big cities is forcing Democrats to change their immigration politics - CNN 

Continued chaos for cities accepting thousands of immigrants without federal policies to support these communities. 

Asylum dreams remain elusive for tens of thousands of migrants bused to New York - NPR 

Desperate to work and earn money, many migrants are stuck in limbo while the state and federal governments set up better intake systems. 

Busing and Flights of Migrants by GOP Governors Mark a New Twist in State Intervention on Immigration - Migration Policy Institute

Asylum Seeking And the Border - 2022

LA’s Pilot Fund For Undocumented Immigrants To Get Free Legal Services Is Here To Stay - LAist

The program will prioritize providing representation to multiple groups, including unaccompanied children, immigrants who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk, people under Temporary Protected Status, asylum seekers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Key facts about Title 42, the pandemic policy that has reshaped immigration enforcement at U.S.-Mexico border - Pew Research Center

The Biden administration is seeking to end the use of Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that has led the Border Patrol to turn away hundreds of thousands of migrants attempting to enter the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border over the past two years.

Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination - Homeland Security

Statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) determination that it will, effective May 23, 2022, terminate its Title 42 public health Order.

In pictures: See what life is like for Ukrainians waiting at the US-Mexico border - CNN Report

About 1,000 Ukrainians are in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting for a chance to cross into the United States. 

Mexican Migrant Shelter Aspires to Raise Its Own Food - U.S. News & World Report

A shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border is hosting not only migrants and asylum seekers, but chickens, pigs and eventually fish as a local priest confronted with lengthier stays seeks a degree of self-sufficiency and stress-relieving activity for his guests.

Court-Ordered Relaunch of Remain in Mexico Policy Tweaks Predecessor Program, but Faces Similar Challenges - Migration Policy Institute

Many asylum seekers who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without proper documentation will be sent back to Mexico to wait out the duration of their U.S. immigration court proceedings.

Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up - PBS News Hours

US authorities buses and redistributes 10,000 migrants, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead.