Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue at border | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL and ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the southern border must continue, a judge said Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early in next week. The decision was just the latest example of a court derailing … Read more

Mayorkas visits border to prepare for end of asylum limits | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an expected increase in the number of migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before the end of an order of public health after being used to deport almost 2 million people. times without the possibility of applying … Read more

The limits of asylum in the age of the pandemic in the hands of a federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-state litigator on Friday urged a federal judge to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum, saying the decision had been made without sufficient consideration of the effects this decision could have on public health and law enforcement. Drew … Read more

Less immigrant labor in the United States contributes to the rise in prices | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI – Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he has replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machines. In Houston, Al Flores has raised the price of his barbecue restaurant’s brisket plate because … Read more

Fewer immigrant labor in the United States contributes to higher prices | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI – Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he has replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machines. In Houston, Al Flores has raised the price of his barbecue restaurant’s brisket plate because … Read more

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN – Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has begun deporting Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even If she says publicly she tried to untie her, officials said Wednesday. The United … Read more