• From Afghanistan to Central America, US creates refugee crises

    From Afghanistan to Central America, US creates refugee crises

    Aug 29, 2021 09:22

    The United States has a responsibility to provide a safe haven for refugees, from Afghanistan, Latin America, or elsewhere, and to cease interventions that fuel these crises and displace so many.

  • Supreme Court allows revival of Trump-era ‘remain in Mexico’ asylum policy

    Supreme Court allows revival of Trump-era ‘remain in Mexico’ asylum policy

    Aug 27, 2021 19:20

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday (24 Aug 2021) refused to block a ruling from a federal judge in Texas requiring the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era immigration program that forces asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border to await approval in Mexico.

  • Where will Afghanistan’s refugees go?

    Where will Afghanistan’s refugees go?

    Aug 26, 2021 19:34

    The US Refugee Act of 1980 standardized the procedures for admitting refugees – people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution – and put in place a rigorous vetting process. But over the past 40 years, US acceptance rates for refugees worldwide have fallen significantly – from 200,000 admitted in 1980 to less than 50,000 in 2019.

  • Biden administration to keep using public health rule to turn away migrants

    Biden administration to keep using public health rule to turn away migrants

    Aug 04, 2021 16:48

    With the number of migrants crossing the southern border surging and the pandemic proving to be far from over, the Biden administration has decided to leave in place for now the public health rule that has allowed it to turn away hundreds of thousands of migrants, officials said. Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the Biden administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.

  • Biden is expediting deportations of migrant families

    Biden is expediting deportations of migrant families

    Aug 01, 2021 09:30

    On the campaign trail, Biden promised humane immigration policies, seeking to win votes from all those people horrified by the concentration camps at the border and the draconian immigration policies of Donald Trump. But as president, Biden is a continuation of, not a break with, Trump.

  • Migrant children at military bases: What is Biden doing?

    Migrant children at military bases: What is Biden doing?

    Jul 28, 2021 18:41

    US President Joe Biden has been housing unaccompanied alien children from the southern border at temporary facilities at military bases, and reports from child advocates and people who’ve worked at the facilities are harrowing.

  • Canada installs first indigenous governor general, highlights reconciliation

    Canada installs first indigenous governor general, highlights reconciliation

    Jul 28, 2021 14:12

    Canada installed an indigenous woman as its governor general recently, the first such person to hold the post, in an elaborate ceremony that spotlighted the country's effort to reconcile with its colonial past.

  • Biden failed to reconcile border policy with science: Hundreds of thousands cross unvaccinated

    Biden failed to reconcile border policy with science: Hundreds of thousands cross unvaccinated

    Jun 23, 2021 18:51

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims that the "open-border policies" of the Biden administration have caused a surge in illegal border crossings. The numbers support Abbott. Dealing with migrants from countries with low vaccination rates has been very hazardous for the border patrol.

  • Biden administration is routinely sending Mexican children back to danger, report finds

    Biden administration is routinely sending Mexican children back to danger, report finds

    Jun 23, 2021 13:51

    While the Biden administration vowed to end Trump’s practice of expelling unaccompanied minors, the practice persists for children from Mexico.

  • 'Epic failure of humanity': Global displaced population hits all-time high

    'Epic failure of humanity': Global displaced population hits all-time high

    Jun 20, 2021 16:48

    A report released recently by the United Nations Refugee Agency finds that more than 82 million people across the globe were forcibly displaced by war, persecution, the climate crisis, and other factors by the end of 2020, a record high that one international aid group called "an epic failure of humanity."