Close to 100 migrants expelled across the border into Reynosa walked on to the Hidalgo International Bridge to protest expulsions and to call for the Biden administration to let them in.
Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he will propose a new regional migration agreement during the virtual Climate Summit. This proposal includes the expansion of legal work programs in Mexico and the United States, with an eventual pathway to U.S. citizenship.
A federal judge ruled that the Biden administration has the right to seize 6.5 acres of privately-owned land along the Rio Grande under eminent domain due to the government’s “urgency of possession”.
The Biden administration awarded a $530 million no bid contract to Family Endeavors, a Texas nonprofit that does contracting work on the border.
The Biden administration will nominate Ur Jaddou, a longtime Democratic immigration policy official, to lead USCIS.
President Biden has asked Congress to increase funding for ICE and CBP workforce oversight offices to $470 million (a 22 percent increase) to help investigate white supremacist beliefs.
President Biden is planning to nominate Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead CBP, according to a White House announcement. Magnus was reportedly selected for his efforts on police reform and for his understanding of the separation between local law enforcement and federal law enforcement.
The Biden administration’s discretionary funding request for 2022 declined all border wall funding and rescinded unused funds that had previously been marked for construction. The request also asks for $4.3 billion for ORR and $861 million for root causes in the Northern Triangle region.
Roberta Jacobson will step down at the end of the month as the Biden administration’s border coordinator, a temporary position.
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) will be leading a Democratic delegation to visit a facility for unaccompanied migrant children on Monday, April 5.
The Biden administration has placed close to 30,000 radio ads across Latin America urging migrants not to make the journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. The advertisements have reached at least 7 million listeners to date.
The 60 day moratorium on border wall construction passed by the Biden administration expired on March 21, and some court cases are still proceeding.
Reps. John Katko and Henry Cuellar have introduced a bipartisan “border surge” bill that would establish a $1 billion fund for DHS to pull from when it is determined that the border is in crisis.
Democrats and Republicans both sent delegations to the border this week to tour border facilities and understand conditions on the ground.
President Biden said that he is negotiating with Mexico to take back more families expelled from the United States under Title 42.
A US delegation of high-level officials met with the Mexican government to discuss migration and enforcement issues as well as addressing root causes in Central America.
The Biden administration announced that VP Kamala Harris will take the lead on immigration issues at the southern border. Her main focus will be working to slow the flow of irregular migration and to improve relationships with Mexico and Northern Triangle countries.
CNN may have aired a staged video of a border crossing, according to border activists and volunteers. In the clip, which aired on March 12th, a coyote can be seen in camouflage and a ski mask making six trips back and forth across the Rio Grande (none of which is standard practice at all).
The Biden administration has announced that it will supply Mexico with excess doses of the Covid vaccine as Mexico is helping stem migration flows through their country.
The U.S will be more aggressive in its messaging telling migrants not to come to the United States, according to a top US official. The message had been “don’t come now” but appears to be shifting to “don’t come”.