Thursday, July 29

Immigration

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Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for border infrastructure, sans wall funding. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Arkansas governor says that fellow GOP Gov. Kristi Noem set’a bad precedent’ in using private funds to send National Guard to US-Mexico border

Gov. Hutchinson said that sending troops to the border using private funds sets "a bad precedent." "This is a state function," he told host Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union." Gov. Noem received a donation to be used to aid in efforts at the US-Mexico border. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The interpreters who say they have been left for dead in Afghanistan as US and UK troops pull out after 20-year war

Thousands of Afghans signed on to work with US forces during the 20-year war, including many who risked their lives and being branded as traitors. As the US withdraws the last of its troops, thousands of Afghan interpreters say they fear for their lives. Some war-time interpreters say they have been blocked from seeking asylum even though they face reprisals from the Taliban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aazar had just turned 18 back in 2013, when he signed up to work with Western forces in Afghanistan, perhaps not fully understanding that it would place a clear target on his back. For 11...
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Depression and mass detention: Asylum-seeking children complain of inhumane conditions while being held at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, is being used to hold hundreds of child asylum-seekers. Detainees have complained of inhumane conditions. The ACLU's Shaw Drake told Insider he saw hundreds of kids sleeping under the same tent. LoadingSomething is loading. At a mili...
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Trump claims Kamala Harris only decided to visit the Mexico border because he announced plans to visit

The White House said Wednesday that Harris would visit the US-Mexico border on June 25. Trump announced last week that he would visit the border on June 30 with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.  Hours after the White House announcement, Trump said Harris was only making the trip because he is. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Immigration, Politics, Remain in Mexico

Biden admin to allow migrants whose asylum claims were rejected during Trump-era’Remain in Mexico’ policy to re-apply

The Biden Administration sent a memo to Congress on Tuesday related to the "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. It said that the close to 28,000 asylum seekers who had their cases rejected could have their cases processed. In early June, the administration formally ended the 2019 Trump-era policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration sent a memo to congressional offices on Tuesday instructing them that migrants who were deported "in absentia," or had asylum cases thrown out due to the Migrant Protection Protocols policy, will have their asylum claims processed, according to Buzzfeed News.The "Remain in...
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Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. More than 50 House Republicans have called on President Joe Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from leading the effort to address the root causes of the surge in migrants at the US-Mexico border, accusing her of "inaction."In a letter to Biden, 56 Republicans, led by...