2023-01-24 22:10:23

20 GOP-led states ask federal judge to halt migrant sponsorship program

Logo CBS News
CBS News
By Camilo Montoya Galvez

Washington — Twenty Republican-controlled states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a federal judge in Texas to halt a program recently unveiled by the Biden administration that would allow up to 30,000 migrants from four countries to enter the U.S. legally each month if they have American sponsors.

Announced by President Biden earlier this month as part of a new strategy to deter unlawful border crossings, the program allows eligible migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela to live and work in the U.S. legally under a humanitarian immigration authority known as parole.

The Biden administration has argued the program, coupled with increased expulsions of migrants who attempt to enter the U.S. illegally, will allow the U.S. to better manage the historic migration flows recorded along the southern border over the past two years.

Since the measures were announced in early January, the daily average of migrants apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without legal permission has dropped by over 40%, according to internal government statistics obtained by CBS News.

Continue read on cbsnews.com

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Camilo Montoya Galvez2023-01-24 12:00:20
Washington — During his second week in office, President Biden gave officials nine months to issue regulations that could make it easier for migrants fleeing...

Logo EIN Presswire
PoliticsPress Release2023-01-24 15:03:10
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2023 / EINPresswire.com / -- The United States Hispanic Business Council (USHBC) and representatives of the...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 18:06:02
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas National Guard member shot and wounded a migrant during a struggle this month on the U.S.-Mexico border as the soldier tried to...

Logo The Business Journals
Politics2023-01-23 18:09:23
The city of Boston has seen a significant increase in immigrants over the past two years, with the majority crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Cuba, Haiti,...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 02:04:08
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) A legislative panel advanced a bill Monday that would help local governments plan in advance for climate-related threats to public health...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-23 13:37:23
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard has detained a boat carrying 396 Haitian migrants near the Bahamas in one of the biggest human smuggling...

PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-21 01:48:09
WASHINGTON A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded...

Logo Fortune
Business / FinanceBy Terry Spencer2023-01-23 23:31:25
DeSantis said his administration rejected the College Board's Advanced Placement African American Studies course because it violated the Stop Woke Act he...

Logo PR Newswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-24 19:08:00
Driven by the Dobbs decision, investors seeking action on benefits, data privacy, political spending, and more SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Camilo Montoya Galvez2023-01-18 22:58:37
Washington — The Biden administration is set to announce on Thursday a pilot program that will allow groups of private American citizens to financially...

Logo Nasdaq
Business / FinanceBy The Motley Fool2023-01-24 14:30:11
Image source: Getty Images As stimulus checks appear to be a thing of the past, 98 U.S. cities are stepping in to help low-income households by providing...

PoliticsBy Rebecca Santana2023-01-19 02:59:17
WASHINGTON Everyday Americans will be able to help refugees adjust to life in the U.S. in a program being launched by the State Department as a way to give...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Alexandre Tanzi2023-01-24 21:08:28
US population growth will be driven entirely by immigration within two decades, according to the latest forecasts by the Congressional Budget Office. The...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-23 15:10:45
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide The U.S....

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Sara Cook2023-01-24 18:11:32
Washington — The Biden administration has raised concerns with the Chinese government about Chinese companies selling non-lethal military aid to Russia for...

PoliticsBy Dan Mangan2023-01-24 20:58:10
Key Points Former President Donald Trump dropped a second federal civil action against New York's attorney general, which tried to thwart her $250 million...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-24 16:57:56
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide WASHINGTON...

Logo RTTNews
PoliticsBy Joji Xavier2023-01-24 11:14:24
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said President Joe Biden will veto a bill by House Republicans limiting the administration's authority to tap the nation's...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 20:32:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-24 04:24:51
The US embassy and its consulates in India have launched several new initiatives to cut wait time and increase visa processing across the country. The...