In a recent essay for Zocalo Public Square, Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum argues that one of the problems with border policies is the way stories of border crossers are being told. He believes a balance between security and compassion is needed.
The Biden administration is expected to end the pandemic-era protocol Title 42, which allows border officers to quickly turn migrants and asylum seekers back to Mexico on public health grounds, by late May. → More Fronteras Desk news
In the late 19th century, when most Navajo children were being forcibly taken from their homes and educated in government-run boarding schools rife with abuse, one place on the reservation did things differently: Ganado Mission. The complicated history is rigorously documented in Jim Kristofic’s book, "Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School."
Officials with the previous presidential administration claimed that the bodies of 43 missing students were incinerated at a dump. Now the investigators have disclosed for the first time that Mexican Marines were present at the site before those claims were made, though it remains unclear what exactly they were doing there.
Title 42 is up for another review Wednesday. The pandemic-era policy enacted in March of 2020 that allows border officers to swiftly turn away migrants on public health grounds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been reassessing the policy, and so far renewing it, every 60 days.
Research shows that some ethnic and racial groups might have different biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A new study of Latinos of Mexican descent offers a possible diagnostic tool for the country’s fastest growing demographic group.
The U.S. government said Thursday that the country must do more to protect access to voting for Native Americans. But the president of the nation’s largest tribe — the Navajo Nation — said the White House has a lot more to do.
U.S. immigration policies have left migrants and asylum seekers waiting in Mexico for months or years, often in precarious situations. In an effort to ease the strain for those waiting, the binational group Artisans Beyond Borders has turned to fiber arts to bring comfort and hope to migrants in Nogales, Sonora.
Two tribal leaders from Arizona testified to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday, defending a pair of bills brought by Sen. Mark Kelly and co-sponsored by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema that center on tribal water rights.
This week, a federal judge in Ohio blocked some of the new immigration enforcement priorities outlined by the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security. The lawsuit was brought by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and his counterparts from Montana and Ohio.