Under the new format, migrants apply directly to an agency online, and government officials will determine who is allowed in.
A new US border enforcement plan permits the fast-track expulsion to Mexico of some 30,000 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans each month.
Hundreds of people march through El Paso streets in western Texas state to offer solidarity and comfort migrants, ahead of President Joe Biden's politically thorny visit to the southern border.
Supreme Court keeps pandemic-era limits on immigration in place indefinitely, dashing hopes of immigration advocates who had been expecting their end this week.
Immigration advocates say restrictions go against American and international obligations to people fleeing to the US to escape persecution and that the pretext is outdated.
Judge Emmet Sullivan says the rule, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of people since being invoked in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, was an "arbitrary and capricious" policy that violated government procedures.
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction of Trump-era policy, to prevent the expiration of the measure known colloquially as Title 42, which restricts asylum claims.
President Lopez Obrador warns against taking "risky" journeys to the US ahead of his tour of Central America that includes stops in three of the main countries where migrant caravans originate.
Despite softer rhetoric, in practice the Biden administration’s immigration strategy is largely an extension of punitive Trump-era policies.
The ruling is a major victory for rights groups who have been campaigning against Title 42 rules, which, under the garb of preventing the spread of Covid-19, led to the expulsion of asylum seekers without a hearing.
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