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Jacqueline Flores, left, holds hands with her daughter Nicky at their home in Virginia, July 14, 2021.

Pressure mounts for Biden to end Trump-era Title 42 that shuts out migrants seeking asylum 

Two years later, that policy is still in effect and thousands of people are stuck on the Mexico side of the US-Mexico border, living in crowded shelters, on the street, or in otherwise precarious situations. 

Pressure mounts for Biden to end Trump-era Title 42 that shuts out migrants seeking asylum 
Psychologist Sebastián Farías speaks with asylum-seekers inside a migrant encampment on Nov. 6, 2021. 

Migrants restricted from entering the US due to Title 42 see double standard

Migrants restricted from entering the US due to Title 42 see double standard
A young migrant shows off his red "Haiti" cap in Tijuana.

Haitian asylum-seekers face discrimination in Tijuana migrant camp

Haitian asylum-seekers face discrimination in Tijuana migrant camp
Nora Vargas is the newly elected vice chair of the powerful San Diego Board of Supervisors.

This Latina landed a seat on the powerful San Diego County Board of Supervisors — a first for her community

This Latina landed a seat on the powerful San Diego County Board of Supervisors — a first for her community
Agrawal family poses in a shopping center in Morelia, Mexico

‘We always FaceTime daddy for presents': How families celebrate Christmas with their deported spouses

‘We always FaceTime daddy for presents': How families celebrate Christmas with their deported spouses
Several children are shown playing with a flower-shaped light projection on a wall.

Youngest migrants in Tijuana find a safe space for learning at the 'Nest'

Thousands of people are stuck at the Mexican border as they wait to apply for asylum in the US. A new informal preschool in Tijuana is prioritizing the needs of the youngest migrants.

Youngest migrants in Tijuana find a safe space for learning at the 'Nest'
Central American migrants stand in line before entering a temporary shelter, after illegally crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S., in Deming, New Mexico, on May 16, 2019.

Supreme Court's asylum decision is a 'recipe for chaos,' experts say

Lawyers in the US and Mexico say the decision to temporarily allow a new Trump administration asylum ban to go into effect could overwhelm Mexico's asylum system and encourage asylum seekers to take more covert routes into the US.

Supreme Court's asylum decision is a 'recipe for chaos,' experts say
Former dairy farm worker sues

For undocumented workers, demanding better work conditions could mean deportation

For undocumented workers, the consequences of demanding better work conditions can be high — and include risking deportation.

For undocumented workers, demanding better work conditions could mean deportation
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Mexico: The ‘waiting room’ for thousands of migrants trying to get into the US

The World’s Monica Campbell shares stories of migrants waiting in Tijuana, Mexico, to enter the US.

Mexico: The ‘waiting room’ for thousands of migrants trying to get into the US
A boy sits with his back to the camera, wearing a baseball cap

This teen migrated to the US border to escape gangs. He hopes to join his mom in the US.

As it gets harder to for immigrants to seek asylum in the US, follow the story of a 15-year-old boy trying to reunite with his mother.

This teen migrated to the US border to escape gangs. He hopes to join his mom in the US.
A boy looks through the slats of the US-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park in Tijuana, Mexico.

‘They’re playing with our lives’ say the first migrants returned under new Mexico policy

A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.

‘They’re playing with our lives’ say the first migrants returned under new Mexico policy
People link arms in a human chain and pull each other across a river

As United States’ ‘Remain in Mexico’ plan begins, Mexico plans to shut its ‘too successful’ humanitarian visa program

The US’s “remain” policy is a drastic remaking of the immigration system and could trap thousands of migrants in dangerous border towns. At the same time, Mexican officials plan to end a fledgling humanitarian visa program that it just scaled up this month.

As United States’ ‘Remain in Mexico’ plan begins, Mexico plans to shut its ‘too successful’ humanitarian visa program
Some people sit on top of a border barrier while a crowd gathers on the ground.

Law students head to southern US border to help asylum-seekers

Law students from California and around the US have been making their way to the US-Mexico border offering legal services to migrants seeking asylum.

Law students head to southern US border to help asylum-seekers
A migrant is shown wrapped with a banner depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe in front of a riot police with shield in Tijuana, Mexico.

For many migrants trekking to the US, faith is their compass

Several migrants traveling north to the US making the trek this year faced arduous conditions, braving fierce heat by day and searching for a safe place to sleep at night. Many regard their faith as their compass.

For many migrants trekking to the US, faith is their compass
A migrant from Honduras stands in front of the border wall with the sun shining behind him

After two boys’ murders, migrants and advocates fear new 'remain in Mexico' policy

The killings of two Honduran teenagers this week are a sobering reminder of the dangers asylum-seekers may face while waiting in violent Mexican border regions as the Trump administration rolls out a new plan to keep migrants in Mexico until their asylum claims are decided.

After two boys’ murders, migrants and advocates fear new 'remain in Mexico' policy