Timeline for entries tagged “Border and Migration Politics”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

April 19, 2021

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. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Migration

April 12, 2021

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.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, CBP

April 12, 2021

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.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, CBP, U.S. Policy

April 9, 2021

The Biden administration’s discretionary funding request for 2022 declined all border wall funding and rescinded unused funds that had previously been marked for construction.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.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Root causes, U.S. Policy

April 5, 2021

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.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, U.S. Policy

March 24, 2021

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. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, U.S. Policy

March 23, 2021

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). 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics