Supreme Court rules Biden may halt Trump-era 'remain in Mexico' immigration policy. Fulfilling a campaign pledge, President Joe Biden rescinded the program, which required migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. To remain in Mexico. Texas and Missouri sued, asserting the Department of Homeland Security didn’t follow the law when it unwound the program because it didn’t explain its reasoning for doing so. Source 7c.
'We did it': A family of Venezuelan asylum seekers capture their dream journey to America. This family was among the last Venezuelan migrants allowed into the U.S. Before the Border Patrol began returning migrants to Mexico. With a camera in hand, they documented the 2,200-mile journey from Texas to a new life in New York City. Ref. USAToday.
Migrants dropped near VP Harris home on bitter cold Christmas Eve. The three buses were carrying around 110 to 130 people, according to Tatiana Laborde of SAMU First Response, a relief agency. Source 1t.
Supreme Court blocks Biden from ending Title 42 migrant expulsions. While the decision was a legal loss for President Biden, the political implications were less clear: The administration's effort to lift Title 42 has drawn sharp criticism from Republicans and uncertainty from some Democrats. Source 2m.
New Family Reunification Parole Processes. DHS is creating new family reunification parole processes for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia. The agency is also modernizing existing family reunification parole processes for Cuba and Haiti. These processes, once finalized, will allow vetted individuals with already approved family-based petitions to be paroled into the United States, on a case-by-case basis. The U.S. Government will deliver timely and efficient authorization for those approved and vetted to travel. Individuals paroled into the U.S. Under these processes would be eligible to apply for work authorization. Source 6v.