Changes to immigration due to Brexit has left the UK with a shortage of workers in key industries.
Truss, the Conservative leadership frontrunner, made the pledge despite the Rwanda policy being in legal limbo.
The Olympic Gold-medallist said a weight had been lifted from his shoulders after telling the truth about who he is.
In the last month, hundreds of National Guard troops have been deployed to border towns in Arizona. The operation, ‘Task Force Badge,’ was ordered by Governor Doug Ducey after a 2000% increase in migrants seeking asylum in Yuma County since 2020.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff that “it’s a heartbreaking thing to see” asylum seekers continuing to be turned away from the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump-era Title 42 authority. During the discussion, which was originally broadcast as part of the Soufan Center’s 2021 Global Security Forum in Doha, Qatar, Mayorkas added that Title 42 “is not an immigration policy that we in this administration would embrace, but we view it as a public health imperative as the Centers for Disease Control has so ordered.”
Nzar Mohamad was arrested after he was heard boasting about the fortune made from bringing illegal immigrants to Britain.
In June of this year, with only the clothes on her back, a gallon of water and a little bit of food, 49-year-old Maria Torres, a Mexican immigrant from the state of Chihuahua, left her children behind with her sister and crossed the U.S.’s southern border in Sasabe, Ariz., to begin her trek north through the Sonoran Desert in hopes of reaching her family in Phoenix.
In response to a question during a White House press briefing on Friday about migration issues at the U.S.-Mexico border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the recent border crossing by Haitian migrants to Del Rio, Texas, was different from other journeys across the U.S.-Mexico border. Mayorkas added that “we are dealing with a broken immigration system, and we need legislative reform.”
Ely Ortiz — who emigrated from the state of Oaxaca in the 1980s to San Diego — is on a mission: searching for the remains of people who died while attempting to cross the border through the Arizona and California deserts, and attempting to rescue those who are stranded but still alive.
At a White House briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about the treatment of Haitians crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Psaki said that there would be an investigation into images of Customs and Border Patrol agents allegedly mistreating migrants in Del Rio, Texas, and defended the administration’s policy of deporting anyone who illegally crosses the border.
On Aug. 24, the Supreme Court denied President Biden’s bid to rescind the ‘Remain in Mexico' policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocol. The immigration policy, implemented by former President Donald Trump, forced thousands of asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while their court cases are being processed. Yahoo News spoke with a humanitarian nonprofit organization in Mexicali, Baja California, on how the latest decision could impact asylum-seekers and their immigration cases.
As COVID deaths across the United States continue to surge this summer, doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point to the low vaccination rates in many Southern states as the main cause. However, some prominent Republicans, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, have claimed that asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border share some of the blame. Gerardo Sanchez, mayor of San Luis, Ariz., one of the busiest stretches along the border, tells Yahoo News he’s heard enough.
John McDonnell compared the government's language to that of the far-right English Defence League as he attacked their immigration policy.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced this month that his state would provide a $250 million "down payment" to begin construction on a border wall between Texas and Mexico. But critics question whether states have the authority to act on immigration, a responsibility they claim falls to the federal government.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tells Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff that he disagrees with the characterization of a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border despite a 20-year high of migrants apprehended in April. Mayorkas, who is traveling to Mexico on Tuesday, says he stands by Vice President Harris’ message to Guatemalans last week that they should “not come” to the United States and emphasized the potential perils of the journey.
During President Biden’s first press conference, he was asked about the influx of migrant children crossing the southern border. He talked about what his administration would do to address why people leave countries in Central America in the first place.
While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, President Biden announced that Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the administration's effort to deal with the increase in migrants coming from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border.
In response to newly released audio from March, the president said he downplayed the threat of the coronavirus because he never wants to “create a panic.” But his administration and campaign stir it at seemingly every turn. Yahoo News has compiled an abridged history of President Trump using the threat of panic as a campaign tactic, from claims of widespread voter fraud to stoking fear of violence in suburbs.
The U.S. Border Patrol produced and uploaded a fictionalized video to its YouTube channel depicting a group of Spanish-speaking men being chased by agents. In the video, titled “The Gotaway,” one of the men escapes and stabs another man with a knife.
Twenty-four people have been convicted or jailed so far this year for facilitating illegal immigration, a Home Office minister has revealed.