Friday, December 2

Tag: Mexico-United States Border

Politics

What it really looks like

Mario Tama / Getty Images A record number of migrant arrivals reported along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022 surpassed 2 million in August, an all-time high. The phenomenon was driven in part by unprecedented levels of migration from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, according to government data.With Mexico agreeing to work with the U.S. to create smart border technology, the future of what the border might look like is up in the air.Currently, America's "border wall" is a series of piecemeal barriers that vary in size, shape and age. Sections of "wall" include low fences, high barriers, dividers with steel slats and areas with checkp...
GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states
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GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states

Republican governors this week continued ramping up the controversial practice of sending migrants to Democratic states in a move critics are calling a political stunt. Arriving by bus and plane in Sacramento, California, dozens of migrant families, including children, were dropped off without any direction or assistance. Aid workers said some migrants who walked from a Sacramento airport looking for shelter ended up sleeping in a park. "Using people as political pawns to make a political point is wrong, and this is really an immoral thing for whoever is doing it to be doing," Autumn Gonzalez, a volunteer with the nonprofit group NorCal Resist, told CBS News. New York City's shelters are also at the breaking point. Mayor Eric Adams said the ci...
Biden accord with Latin American nations seeks help in curbing unlawful migration
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Biden accord with Latin American nations seeks help in curbing unlawful migration

President Biden is set to unveil a migration accord at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles Friday that the White House hopes will help the U.S. reduce the historic levels of migrants arriving at the southern border over the past year, a senior administration official says.The agreement centers on stabilizing communities in Latin America, expanding lawful means of immigration, bolstering "humane" border enforcement across the region and collaborating on responses to the displacement of people, the official told reporters, requesting anonymity to discuss the agreement before its formal announcement.By joining the pact, the U.S. and other nations will commit to increasing temporary work visas to discourage unlawful immigration and mitigate labor shortages in the U.S., Canada and...