The odd thing about this is how more immigrants are desperately trying to get into America even though Trump is making it more difficult.
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What more than two dozen journalists uncovered in harrowing detail: America's immigration system is on the brink of collapse. A family shivers through the night in a Border Patrol "Freezer." An immigration judge faces a stack of 40 new case files with no end in sight. A mother bathes her child with water from a garbage can. This is a week in the story of the American immigration system, as reported by nearly 30 USA TODAY Network journalists from four countries and across the U.S. Source 7l.
Supreme Court allows quick removal of asylum-seekers without court hearing. The case, one of many to come before the high court involving the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, concerned a Sri Lankan native who was arrested 25 yards north of the Mexican border and immediately placed in expedited removal proceedings. Ref. USAToday.
Now immigrants will have no fighting chance and no reason to dwell at the border. As soon as they are caught they can be sent back, but that's not going to keep them from trying.
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DHS inspector general declined to investigate horse-mounted border agents widely condemned in Haiti crisis. The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general "Declined" to investigate the conduct of mounted Border Patrol agents during a September confrontation with Haitian migrants at the Mexican border near Del Rio, Texas, the agency said. DHS said Tuesday that the incident, which drew widespread condemnation, is the the subject of a separate agency inquiry headed by the Office of Professional Responsibility. The investigative update comes after Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told a House panel in September that an investigation would be completed within days. Source 2j.
At least 49 migrants die after Mexico truck crash in one of the worst-ever migrant death tolls in history. A cargo truck jammed with people who appeared to be Central American migrants rolled and crashed into a pedestrian bridge over a highway in southern Mexico on Thursday, killing at least 49 people and injuring nearly five dozen others. Source 1c.
Biden expected to end Trump-era COVID limits on asylum seekers in May. The border limits were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The decision is not yet final, but a delayed end to the CDC's policy would allow border officials to prepare. Source 7s.