A new US border enforcement plan permits the fast-track expulsion to Mexico of some 30,000 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans each month.
Thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico under a Trump-era programme will gradually be allowed to enter the US to pursue asylum claims in coming weeks, Department of Homeland Security says.
The number of "independent departures," which could top 700, is raising alarms among immigration advocates concerned about the risks to Afghans who give up on the resettlement process.
An NGO estimates that over 50 million people in America will be considered food insecure, including one in four children,
A US committee has still not found the parents of 628 children after they were separated at the border under Trump administration rules, in some instances as long ago as July 1, 2017.
The 59-year-old Sirous Asgari, who tested positive for coronavirus, is suspected to be swapped for US Navy veteran Michael White who has been held in Iran since 2018.
US President Donald Trump salutes a huge crowd with a military parade in the centre of Washington, DC at this year's July 4th celebration. Opponents criticise him for the cost and turning it to a "campaign rally".
Funding hoped to ease a swelling migrant crisis on the nation's southern border following outrage over a shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his daughter drowned in river Rio Grande.
The proposed rules could deny the permanent resident cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.
Pausing the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the country is temporary, as the US government runs out of resources, says White House spokeswoman Sanders.
Trump signed an executive order requiring immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take.
Immigrants or inmates? Detainees in the US are living like convicted criminals while awaiting asylum application decisions.
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