US Border Issues


US-Mexico migration deal (Guardian, 7 May, 2023)

Mexico president Obrador agreed with US president Biden that Mexico will take up to 30,000 migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua turned back at the US-Mexico border.

The "Title 42" policy of the US, whereby migrants were summarily turned back, expires this month.


US and Canada close Perry Mills / Roxham Road border loophole

(Vermont Public Radio, 27 March 2023). Asyulm seekers (notably Haitians, Afghans), now including those at unofficial crossings, must apply in 1st country entered; undocumented border-crossers to be turned back .




Talking tough and passing the buck

Economist, 27 August, 2022
"Talking tough on immigration is good politics in Texas. But in New York, it is equally facile to talk tough about those who talk tough about immigration, while basking in one's own compassion for those trying to enter Texas. With some 11m jobs unfilled in America this is a good moment for a long-deferred compromise on immigration..But that outcome would antagnoise extremists on both sides, and solve a problem that national politicians would rather campaign on." (Cartoon by KAL).



Texas and Arizona busing southern border migrants to Washington DC (Forbes, July, 2022) Texas pays over $1400 per migrant bused to Washington (KXAS-TV).


US-Mexico border surge of 2020-21 (BBC, 20 March, 2021)