#Migration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Kamala Harris made a trip to Guatemala and Mexico. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • Republicans said Kamala Harris was not taking the migration crisis seriously
  • On the other hand, progressives were frustrated about the border policy
  • Senator John Cornyn described her trip as a "missed opportunity"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Supreme Court has ruled against Green Card for illegal immigrants holding TPS status.(Representative image/Pixabay)

  • The status was created through the 1990 Immigration Act
  • Only a citizens of a few countries are eligible for the status in US
  • Around 320,000 people hold the TPS status in US, as of March 2021

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The bill would require President Joe Biden's administration to consult with local officials regarding migrant settlement. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Republicans Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty and Chuck Fleischmann have introduced the bill
  • The bill is called Migrant Resettlement Transparency Act
  • “Over half a million illegal aliens have been apprehended since President Biden took office,” Blackburn said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden made the announced in an online statement from the White House. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • The change follows heavy criticism from the Democratic allies of Joe Biden
  • The 15,000-cap "did not reflect America's values as a nation," Biden said
  • Biden agreed that the goal of 62,500 admissions won't be achieved within this year

.Toronto, ON, Canada
Many sub-Arctic species, including whales, are moving north. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Scientists believe that the migration pattern of bowhead whales in Canada has changed
  • This behaviour could be driven by the effects of climate change
  • A complete ecosystem shift is underway and there will be winners and losers, a scientist said

.Delaware, USA
US President Joe Biden made the announcement on Saturday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Biden explained his plan after playing golf near Delaware residence
  • White House said on Friday that the previous goal "seems unlikely"
  • The Friday annoucement attracted backlash from refugee advocacy groups

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The US is facing a huge influx of undocumented migrants. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Roberta Jacobson is the coordinator for the Southwest Border
  • Jacobson will leave office at the end of April
  • She committed to serving only for the first 100 days under Biden

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A migrant woman carries a child while in custody at US Customs and Border Protection processing area under the Anzalduas International Bridge. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Mexico and Guatemala launched operation to prevent migrants from reaching the US
  • 300 Hondurans departed in a caravan for the US border on Tuesday
  • 20-year high in migration is anticipated by the Biden administration

.El Paso, TX, USA
The US military opened a Texan army base on Tuesday for migrants. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The HHS aims to relocate 5000 male migrants at Fort Bliss
  • HHS has 12,035 migrant children in its care
  • Children have overwhelmed CBP and HHS facilities, bringing criticism of Biden 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Vice President Kamala Harris previously served as a Senator from California. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Harris will be handling a key issue for the adminstration for the first time
  • The VP will be leading the diplomatic negotiations with the Central American bloc
  • The efforts will be aided by USAID and the State Department