A city in Arizona The migrants who entered the U.S. illegally under moonlit skies and waist-deep cold water were devastated to learn they may be sent back to Mexico.
Several political dissidents of the Cuban government were driven to leave due to fears of imprisonment and persecution and a new sense of desperation.
Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Venezuela will be kicked out of the U.S. if they enter the country illegally, according to President Joe Biden. He offered humanitarian parole for up to 30,000 people a month from those four countries if they paid for their airfare and found a financial sponsor.
Mario Perez said he would rather be in the U.S. than in Mexico, where he said he and his wife were treated poorly. They had to get off the buses to avoid shaking at the government check points.
The majority of Cubans go to the U.S. through Nicaragua as tourists. Perez said they trade information about which routes are safest and easiest.
She said she rode horses through Mexico to avoid shaking downs at government checkpoint. She said her son was an active dissident and fled to Spain. She held out in Cuba even though her son was jailed during the July 2021 protests and she had to sell her convenience store to finance her trip to the US.
She wants to live in Nebraska with her family.
The limits on asylum did not come as a surprise to him.
The Cuban government watches Niurka and her husband, who are known dissidents. She said she couldn't bring herself to wear a guayabera dress because they do. She said that they took it.
She said that Mexico was not an attractive option and that she and her husband would like to join family in Florida.
She said that their family is here in Mexico.
There was a drop in the number of people from Venezuela coming to the southern border after the new rules were put in place. Even if the Supreme Court ends the public health law that allows U.S. authorities to turn away asylum-seekers, they will still change immigration rules.
Even as he acknowledged the hardship that leads many families to make the dangerous journey north, Biden said not to show up at the border.
He said to stay where you are and apply legally from there.
Just days before his trip to the southern border as president, Biden made an announcement. He will travel to Mexico City to meet with leaders from North America.
At the U.S.-Mexico border, migrants have been denied a chance to seek asylum 2.5 million times since March 2020. The Republican's use of the restrictions as a pretext to seal off the border has always been criticized.
The Republicans sued to keep the Title 42 restrictions. The rules have not been changed by the US Supreme Court. The White House believes that the restrictions should end, but that they can continue to turn people away.
The expansion of safe and regular pathways that will now be available to an "unprecedented number" of people trying to enter the United States was welcomed by the UN refugee agency.
He told reporters at the U.N. that the announcements were significant. Thousands of people are already on the move and we are analyzing the impact that these measures may have on that.
The U.N. agency has been concerned about the use of Title 42 because of the risk that many people may get sent back to Mexico without considering the dangers that they fled.
He said that this is not in line with the refugee law standards. It is a human right to seek asylum.
The Associated Press writers who contributed to the report were Jamey Keaten inGeneva, Colleen Long in Washington, and Gisela Salomon in Miami.