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US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Apr. 10, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was...

EXPLAINER: Why is media access at the border an issue?

Mar. 26, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Access to government-run facilities housing young immigrants on the border with Mexico has caused one of the first tussles between news organizations and the two-month-old administration of Joe Biden. Before the doors opened slightly this week, the media was limited in...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

Mar. 26, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration's policies are responsible for the...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

Mar. 25, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said Thursday. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration's policies are...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 24, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Albuquerque Journal on President Joe Biden's immigration policy: The Biden administration says it’s not a “crisis” along...

Mysterious new system at border keeps migrants guessing

Mar. 23, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — After hearing rumors that Central American families with younger children were being allowed into the U.S., Irma Paz left Honduras with her husband and two kids on a nearly two-month journey to the banks of the Rio Grande. They waded through...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 22, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. March 19, 2021. Editorial: No solutions for border in political posturing As politicians hurl blame and lies about the unrelenting surge of migrants at the border, the Biden administration is engaged in an unprecedented...

Biden aims to prevent border crossings from swamping agenda

Mar. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is scrambling to manage a growing humanitarian and political challenge at the U.S.-Mexico border that threatens to overshadow its ambitious legislative agenda. With the number of migrants surging, administration officials say...

Biden is on his heels amid a migrant surge at Mexico border

Mar. 20, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somehow, they didn’t see it coming. Within weeks of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, the Biden administration had reversed many of the most maligned Trump-era immigration policies, including deporting children seeking asylum who arrived alone at the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 19, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Judy Chu, D-Calif. __ NBC’s...